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Posted on: August 5, 2021

The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre Art Gallery Presents: Bellissimo!

The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre Art Gallery Presents: Bellissimo!

An exhibition featuring 12 Contemporary Italian & Italian American Artists

Exhibition dates: August 19 – October 14, 2021

The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre Art Gallery is pleased to present Bellissimo! An art exhibit featuring the creative talents of 12 Italian and Italian-American artists who reside in Northern California.  Artists included in this exhibition are Kym Cortigiano, Gianluca Franzese, Tricia Grame, Maria Grazia Romeo, Lar Landa, Robert LaRocca, Paulette Perone Long, Carlos Pillado, Nola Pardi Proll, Michael Rizza, Peter Scaturro and Emily Smith Silvestri.  

The exhibition has been co-curated by two Danville Artists: Tricia Grame and Emily Smith Silvestri.  Both women sought out an array of imagery, styles, subject matter and media to highlight the many talents of a variety of Italian Artists.  The two resident artists collaborated with Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco to curate an eclectic show that pays homage to Italian culture and heritage.

An opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Thursday, August 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Current COVID-19 safety guidelines will be in effect.  Complimentary refreshments will be provided by local restaurant, Locanda Ravello. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their artwork while practicing their Italian language skills if so desired.  As always, the reception is free and open to the public.  

The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is currently open to visitors Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  All other days by appointment only. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated.  Please check the website for opening hours as health guidelines may change.  

For more information, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Marija Nelson Bleier at (925) 314-3460 or  

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