Portraits on Paper at Howland

Library to exhibit works by Joe Radoccia

The Howland Public Library will host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, for Portraits: Works on Paper by Joe Radoccia. The exhibit will be on view through July 3. The library is located at 313 Main St.

Joe Radoccia in his studio (photo by Negkalfou)

Joe Radoccia in his studio (photo by Negkalfou)

Radoccia, who earned an MFA in Painting from the State University of NY at Buffalo, worked as a designer and fine art painter from his studio in Brooklyn before moving to Beacon in 2013.

A year ago, Radoccia set aside his oil paints, canvas and colorful pallet and picked up an ebony pencil, a couple earthen toned acrylics and a roll of paper. “I wanted to create not just larger-than-life representational portraits, but faces that somehow would engage the viewer and hint at the essence of the personality portrayed,” he says.

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