Artworks To Display Paintings By Dombrowski

WHEELING — Artworks Around Town curator, Betsy Cox announced that Bob Dombrowski will display his stunning paintings at the upcoming Gallery Hop.

This is the first celebration since the group re-designed and renovated its space last month. Guests will be able to greet Dombrowski and see his art at a free reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. today, Friday, May 3.

St. Clairsville native, Bob Dombrowski is a nationally known and revered artist. For the past two decades, he has produced privately and commercially commissioned projects, as well as personally-inspired pieces. Spanning a full spectrum of mediums, his paintings are done in oil, acrylic and watercolor. He has rendered crisp images in pen and ink as well. His education includes a bachelor of fine arts from Ohio University. He also studied in New York City at The Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts.

Dombrowski’s paintings have been featured in galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Provincetown and other parts of the country including several closer to home. Stifel Fine Arts Center, Three Labs Salvage and the Nutting Gallery have all shown his works. His illustrations have appeared in books by St. Martin’s Press, Random House, Scholastic and other major publishers in addition to national and local magazines. Dombrowski’s murals and trompe l’oeil pieces grace private homes and corporate offices all across the country.

According to Dombrowski’s website (bob dombrowski.com), he is “a skilled colorist who vividly expresses form, light and emotion.” Examples of his work bear this out, whatever medium he uses, his works exhibit rich textures and vibrant colors.

The newly refurbished North Gallery will host the work of students from Union Local High School. Artworks Around Town is a non profit gallery and arts center dedicated to promoting work of local artists and providing community educational programs. Located at 2200 Market Street, hours of operation are from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Friday, when closing is at 6 p.m.

Artists interested in applying for membership may download a form from the website or pick one up at the desk in the gallery. Artworks offers a full range of artwork, pottery, jewelry and note cards for sale and welcomes visitors to browse and enjoy some of the area’s finest art.

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