This month the Library will host talented painter Jose Berrios in the Wotiz Gallery. Mr. Berrios was born in Puerto Rico and has lived in the Boston area since the seventies. He attended Inter-American Universityin Puerto Rico for a Bachelors Degree in Education, and then received a Masters in Education from Antioch College in Ohio. He has been living in Milton for about 30 years and is a self-taught artist, having worked as a Special Education teacher in the public schools as his career. His paintings are very colorful and creative, and mostly abstract. He uses oil paints to create them, and was “afraid of using strokes of paint” so started out using the technique of “punctualism” or dots to form the images. This approach “makes the colors more interesting and they blend better” the artist says. He also uses knives to create lines in his paintings for texture. His body of work is very unique, bright and pretty fascinating to view. There will be a free and open reception held on Thursday, August 9th from 6-8 PM in the Gallery where you can meet Jose in person and check out this very cool display!
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