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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 18, 2014 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: postgazette@aol.com Website" www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETI'E - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donrmnmm 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 118 - No. 29 Friday, July 18, 2014 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them." To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. In Memory of Enrico Anthony Ricci February 12, 1963 - June 14, 2014 Enrico A. "Rico" Ricci of Braintree formerly of Boston's North End on June 14, 2014. Beloved son of the late Antonio Ricci, and the late Giovanna (Giammarco) DiCenso and her late husband Alberico. Loving nephew of Giuseppe Giammarco and his wife Rosa, Emma Ricci and the late Guido. Dear cousin of Elio Ricci and his wife Dee, Teresa Reddig and her husband Dan, Doreen Giammarco, Enrico "We will miss you, Giammarco and his wife your warm smile and bear hugs. Mindy, Domenic Giammarco You will remain in our hearts forever. and his wife Elena. Also Rest in peace wtth the Lord survived by numerous our dear Rico. cousins in Detroit and Until we meet again!" in Canada. Cherished Godfather of Francesco Ricci and numerous Godchildren. Rico was the proud co-owner of Raffael's Banquet facility of Walpole and Hingham. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to A.L.S. Development Dept., 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005, or to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006. Funeral from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Leonard Church, North End, Boston. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 The opin/ons expressed by our co/utah/sis mul on-amtoPs are not Mcess/ the same as those tThe Pastmze, Rs pabl/sh or editor. Pheto sahed ,ons are   the th ne dr,  There/s a SS eharge for J photo  Phetos can he subm/tted m/a Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Presents First Major Retrospective of Jamie Wyeth On July 16 , the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), made a debut of the first major retrospective of Ameri- can artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946). Featuring 109 works, Jamie Wyeth examines six decades of the artist's career and charts the evolution of his creative process from his earliest childhood drawings through recurring themes inspired by the people, places and objects that populate his world. The exhibition dis- plays paintings, works on pa- per, illustrations and objects in a range of "combined me- diums" -- Wyeth's preferred term for the distinctive tech- nique he brings to many of his compositions. The exhi- bition is on view in the Lois and Michael Torf Gallery through December 28, 2014. "We are so pleased to present Jamie Wyeth as never before, in an exhibi- tion that showcases him as his own man, with a unique artistic vision" said Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director at the MFA. "We are grateful to all of the institutions and private collectors, especially Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth and Betsy Wyeth, for making their personal collections available to the public for this com- prehensive exhibition of Jamie's work." Wyeth began his artistic career at a young age, and while he left formal artistic education at age 1 I, would go on to study anatomy in a New York City morgue and work in Andy Warhol's studio, The Factory. The exhibition offers a sense of the artist's development over 60 years, from portraits made during his time in New York to landscapes of the worlds he inhabits in the Brandywine River Valley (between Penn- sylvania and Delaware) and Mid coast Maine -- especially Tenants Harbor and Monhe- gan Island. Organized into several themes, Jamie Wyeth includes portraits of sub- jects such as'John F. Ken- nedy; Jamie's wife, Phyllis; Rudolf Nureyev; and Arnold Schwarzenegger shown alongside a selection of pre- paratory drawings and stud- ies that offer a window into the artist's immersive ap- proach to portraiture. Still lifes of pumpkins (a fascina- tion from his youth), images inspired by his participation in NASA's "Eyewitness to Space" program, and his scenes of The Seven Deadly Sins as enacted by seagulls, all display Wyeth's range and virtuosity. "This retrospective offers an opportunity for visitors to examine how an artist devel- ops an aesthetic vision over the course of their career, delving into, experimenting with, and returning to a variety of formats, themes and materials," said Elliot Bostwick Davis, the MFA's John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas. Wyeth's Portrait of Shorty (1963), painted when he was 17, reflects the culmination of his early years as an apprentice within his own family circle. The portrait Portrait of John F. Kennedy, 1967 picturesque agrarian region where he was born. Wyeth's most recent works in the exhibition include Berg (2012), which was based on his experience of being thrown out of a launch headlong into the frigid waters Portrait of Shorty, 1963 of Tenants Har- bor, as well as a vividly demonstrates Wyeth's series of three paintings preference for jarring con- made since 2009, depicting trasts -- seen in the juxta- a recurring dream of his position of Shorty's grizzled artistic mentors -- Winslow face against the elaborately Homer, Andy Warhol, N,C. patterned silk brocade and Andrew Wyeth -- posed upholstery; in various configurations on Wyeth's formative years the dramatic cliffs of the during the 1960s and 1970s Monhegan Headlands. Other produced paintings such as recent works include Sleep- his Portrait of John F. Kennedy walker (2013) and two mixed (1967), which was initially media assemblages that the discussed as a commission artist calls "tableaux vivant': by the Kennedy family after The Factory Dining Room and the President's death. La C6te Basque (2013), both While working in New York recalling Wyeth's New York City, Wyeth exchanged por- City experiences. Never traits with Andy Warhol at shown before, these two his famed Factory in 1976. miniature compositions -- Warhol was a master at painted and sculpted at playing the role of detached one-sixth to life scale -- con- impresario of the Factory, nect Wyeth's vision to a and was known to draw long tradition of surrealist in young talent, like Wyeth, and realist assemblage, to supply new ideas and and introduce yet another direction, dimension of the imagina- In contrast to New York City tive worlds that inspire his and the Factory, the Brandy- creative process and, ulti- wine River Valley inspired mately, his compositions. Wyeth to paint the barns, For further details visit objects and landscapes of the www.mfa.org. Presents... NORTH END AGAINST DRUGS "It's All About Family" Happy 450 th Birthday Shakespeare! Thursday, July 17 th Free Community Night of Music, Activities, & Family-Fun! 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park Schedule: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m Preconcert birthday fun! Balloon Artist, Origami, Instrument Petting Zoo and more[ 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Music Performance in collaboration with our Summer Concert Series Sponsored by Prezza, Northendboston.com, and the Mayor's Office All Ages Welcome. Event is co-sponsored by: t, ,)',i i ")iii.J[. - :: "-ii .:.[ i /l/:.i & Supported by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the BCYF Summer Fun Grant