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'Two Views II' At Danbury Gallery Features New Fairfield Artists

New Fairfield residents Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti are the featured artists at an exhibit that opens Friday  at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place in Danbury.
New Fairfield residents Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti are the featured artists at an exhibit that opens Friday at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place in Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- "Two Views II," an exhibit highlighting the paintings, sculpture and works in mixed media by New Fairfield residents Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, opens Friday with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, 287 Main St., Danbury.

The show, installed by Visual Impact and hosted by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, will run through Friday, Oct. 9. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and  by appointment.

To attend the reception, RSVP to eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1fC070W.

Mary Lou Alberetti is a studio artist and professor emerita from Southern Connecticut State University, with an MFA from Arizona State University. She has a 40-year background in the arts and has worked with numerous art consultants and galleries. Her works are found in civic, private and corporate collections, including HBO world headquarters in New York and the Mint Museum of Art and Design in Charlotte, N.C.

Robert Alberetti earned a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and as a scholarship recipient at the Rhode Island School of Design, he earned a Master of Science degree. Military service led him to Panama, where upon discharge, he stayed as a Special Services arts and crafts director. He began his teaching career in 1963 at Western Connecticut State University, where he retired in 2003 as full professor. He was chairperson of the art department for six years in the late 1970s. In addition to post-graduate work at New York University, he earned his Master of Fine Arts in painting at Arizona State University. Alberetti has shown at the Panama Museum of Art; the De Young Museum in San Francisco; the Pentagon; the Aldrich Museum of Art in Ridgefield; and the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut at 203-798 0760 or visit artswesternct.org

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