Opening Reception: From New York to Italy with Artist Frank Denota

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(Painting: Frank Denota)
(Painting: Frank Denota)

One role of art is to keep memory alive—historical, artistic, social, religious and urban memory. Frank Denota, through his gallerists Carmen and Enrico Caruso, is able to perceive this necessity of keep memory alive and transform it into art. His portrayal of the American immigrant experience overcomes linguistic, national and social class barriers through the iconic representation of the pure and genuine figures of children throughout his paintings. He gives them a title that hurts still today: “Holocaust,” and that shows that is still possible to add another piece to the mosaic of the memory of those terrible years.

The idea of “Holocaust” was developed at Vilna Shul, and the exhibition concludes the tormented theme of emigration. Born in 1966 in New York and now living in Rome, Denota expresses cultural roots in the American art of the Forties, with a personal artistic dimension made up ofassociations and a harmonious balance of color masses. Join us to view these incredible canvases up close and personal. Artist Frank Denota will be available for questions and answers throughout the opening reception and provide a talk at 3 p.m.

Vilna Shul offers $5 validated parking after 4 p.m. and on weekends. Parking validation is only good for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/ Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street. Entrance to the underground garage is between the Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (Whole Foods/CVS) and Au Bon Pain, near the intersection of Blossom St and Cambridge St. Yellow tickets from the surface lot at Whole Foods cannot be validated. 

The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, is Boston’s only landmark historic Jewish building. Today, it serves as a modern-day cultural center and living museum in downtown Boston.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
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