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Gallery St. Thomas Presents Avelino and Aphrodite Exhibit

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Jan. 23, 2008 – Gallery St. Thomas opens an exhibit of new work by two award-winning Caribbean artists: master wood turner Avelino Samuel and oil painter Aphrodite. Both artists will be present at an opening reception from 5-8 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 25, at the gallery, No. 1 Main Street, Upper Level, across from Cardow, according to gallery owner Claire Ochoa.
Avelino Samuel has created fine art from wood for more than 25 years, primarily using woods native to the Caribbean. He heightens the drama of some of his new vases by using delicate finials made of dried sea plants he has found on the beaches of his native St. John. This selection of Avelino's work will also include bowls and other works made from a variety of local woods, including mahogany, white prickle, amarod and genip, as well as several pieces done with ambrosia maple.
Aphrodite is known for the lush colors of her Caribbean landscapes and florals. Her finely composed scenes feature landmarks from St. John, St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as cottages typical of the islands. Equally popular among Aphrodite's works are her flowers. Early in her career, Aphrodite painted legendary sports figures such as Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Dino Radja, and many of her originals are on view at the New England Sports Museum in Boston.
The "Avelino and Aphrodite" exhibit will be on view through Jan. 31. To preview the show, go to www.GalleryStThomas.com. To receive an e-mail slideshow of the exhibit contact Gallery St. Thomas at 777-6363. The exhibit is open to the public and all works are available for sale.

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