Angelo Aversa: Views of the Charles River (Opening Reception)
Presented by Faneuil Library
May 8, 2012
Everyone loves the Charles River. Well, artist Angelo Aversa has been creating oil paintings of this historic riverway.
“Angelo Aversa: Views of the Charles River” opens May 7th at the Faneuil Library Art Gallery at 419 Faneuil St. (Oak Sq.) in Brighton. The exhibit runs through May 31 with an opening reception with the artist on May 8th at 6:30 pm. For many years, Angelo Aversa has been creating outdoor plein air oil paintings of grand urban and historic settings and structures in Allston and Brighton. This exhibition focuses on his paintings related to the beauty and magic of the historic Charles River.
Angelo Aversa has resided in Allston, Massachusetts for over 30 years and attended New England School of Art and Design. For many years, he was a drummer for local bands, including “The Phantoms”, which performed in numerous nightclubs and on local television. He has also designed record jackets, posters and flyers for many rock bands. He is a member of the Allston Arts District and participates in their annual Open Studio and is a member of the Watertown Art Association. While on vacation in Rockport one summer, he fell in love with painting oils on canvas. His favorite motifs and subjects, in the realism tradition with some impressionism, includes landscapes, historic dwellings, and contemporary street scenes. He exhibits his artworks in many group shows in the greater Boston area and he strives to create artistic expressions of what is present in our daily lives and is all around us.