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Folk artist Ralph Fasanella returns to Lawrence


During his career as a painter, Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) was fascinated by the struggle the working class endured both before his time and during his life. For three years in the 1970s, Fasanella lived in Lawrence while he transformed huge canvases into colorful scenes of the city’s industrial past. Now for the first time, eight of these works have been gathered from around the East Coast for the special exhibition, “Fasanella’s Lawrence,” which is on display at Lawrence Heritage State Park Gallery through Dec. 16. The paintings are some of the most significant in the history of the American labor ...

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Nella de Luca Lush Paints Unconventional Beauty


As a child growing up in Puglia, Nella de Luca Lush found herself surrounded by art and artists, so it’s no surprise that she carved out a career for herself as a painter. Though the North Andover-based artist has been living in the United States on and off since 1983, “the old country” – as she calls it – still influences her immensely, with scenes of Italy constantly showing up on her canvasses. Here, she talks about Italy, her inspiration and why she doesn’t create conventionally “beautiful” works. Bostoniano: How did you first discover the world of art as a ...

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Contemporary Painter Marian Dioguardi


An exclusive interview with painter Marian Dioguardi, who recalls how she was influenced growing up in an Italian family in East Boston and her fascination with laundry lines... and Jell-O.

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Interview: Stefano Arienti on “Ailanthus” Outdoor Art at Gardner Museum


Italian artisti Stefano Arienti talks about "Ailanthus," his outdoor artwork displayed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new wing.

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Gardner Museum Opens New Wing Designed by Renzo Piano


The Italian architect presented his latest creation in Boston on January 11, 2012. The new building doubles the Gardner museum's space.

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Interview with Artist Alfred Mira


We visited Alfred Mira to know how he reinvents his job as an artist.

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Painter Michael Dean: From North End to Italy


Living in the North End, Michael Dean has been fascinated by Italy, often depicting scenes and views he has captured on his travels to the country.

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‘Think Outside the Purse’ – Photography Exhibition by Valentina Oppezzo


“Think outside the purse” is a Fashion exhibition by Valentina Oppezzo, featuring photographs and fabrics printed with photographic patterns. The exhibition made its debut at this year’s Boston En Vogue, during the event hosted by Baku Sunset. “Thinking outside the purse means looking at fashion from a different point of view,” says Valentina. “It means seeing fashion as the missing link between an hectic style of life, in which we can sometimes feel misplaced or disconnected, and a more “organic” and natural lifestyle.” EXHIBITION: Think outside the Purse at Boston En Vogue 2011: Valentina is an Italian professional photographer, now ...

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Roman Letterforms – Photography Exhibit by Donald Joseph Tarallo

Don Tarallo Roman Letterforms

Donald Joseph Tarallo's photography exhibition on Roman Letterforms explores the design origins of our modern alphabet.

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Gardner Museum highlights diverse collection of Italian art with new exhibit

Sandro Botticelli, The Tragedy of Lucretia, ca. 1500-01. © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Photo: Thomas Lingner

A new special exhibit, Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice, on display at the Isabella Gardner Museum from May 3 to June 19.

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Unveiling America: Franca Di Pietro Explores New Home through Art


Italian-born painter Franca Di Pietro has lived in the United States for eight years. An exhibit of her oil paintings, “Notes On An American Journey,” will be on display at the Consulate General of Italy until May 6.

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Painter Nino Scimeca Joins Boston-based Canvas Fine Arts

Sicilian painter Nino Scimeca at work.

Canvas Fine Arts, a Boston-based artist representation agency, has added an Italian artist among its roster of artists: Nino Scimeca.

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