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Bob Keyes

Bob Keyes has written about the arts in Maine since 2002. He’s never been much an artist himself, other than singing in junior high school chorus and acting in a few musicals. But he’s attended museums, theaters, clubs and concert halls all his life, and cites Bob Dylan as most influential artist of any kind since Picasso. He lives in Berwick.

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Posted: July 12, 2018

The Ascrizzi family of artists mount of group show in Wiscasset

Written by: Bob Keyes

“Fundamental Things Apply” by Joe Ascrizzi.
Photo courtesy of Max Ascrizzi

A family of artists – Joseph, his son Max and his late brother Tony Ascrizzi – is showing art together in the exhibition “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” at the Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset.

An opening reception begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, and the show runs through Aug. 18. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.

Joseph Ascrizzi lives in Freedom and works in many media, including wood, bone, rock and precious metals. Those materials, he says, “speak in ancient tongues.”

Tony Ascrizzi, who lived in Montville and died in 2014, was known for his large work installations, and also worked in bronze, steel, wood, glass and other materials.

Max Ascrizzi, who usually makes sculptures, made two-dimensional paintings for this exhibition, focusing his creativity on the inspiration found in Maine’s rural landscape.

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