Opening reception for Simeonov exhibit set for Sept. 19

Opening reception for Simeonov exhibit set for Sept. 19

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket’s Arts and Culture Commission hosts a major exhibit of the work of 90-year-old internationally acclaimed artist Mihail Simeonov, in the City Hall Art Gallery, from Sept. 19 to Dec. 31.

An opening reception to meet Simeonov will be held at Pawtucket City Hall, Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., 137 Roosevelt Ave.

“As we celebrate the arts in the city of Pawtucket throughout September we are honored to have Pawtucket-resident Mihail showcase his visionary artwork at a major exhibit in the City Hall Art Gallery, states Miram Plitt, chairwoman of the City’s Arts and Culture Commission. “We invite anyone with an interest in art and those who rally to protect the world’s wildlife to attend our opening reception to celebrate the lifetime creativity and vision of Mihail whose extraordinary works of art can be seen at the New York-based United Nations, and in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, and Columbus, Ohio,” says Plitt.

The Pawtucket exhibition showcases several distinct but related bodies of work in a range of media, including bronze, painting and drawing. The works illustrate how Mihail, at 90 years of age, continues to innovate artistically, elaborating on themes which have compelled and fascinated him since the 1960s.