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‘Doug Calderone: Symbols Of America’ On View At Library



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The John Angel Art Alcove on the third floor of C.H. Booth Library is currently hosting “Doug Calderone: Symbols of America.”

This is the Newtown resident’s third exhibition of art at the library since having a stroke one year ago. He was a carpenter and artist who was right-handed prior to his stroke. He spent the past year going to therapy and teaching himself to paint with his left hand.

He recently started doing wood burning, also using his left hand.

The new collection is on view through April 29, and can be viewed during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 12-5 pm. The library is at 25 Main Street.

Calderone has had his work featured at his hometown library in two exhibitions since last January. The first, “Doug Calderone — A Different Hand,” featured rudimentary work, his first attempts at using his left hand. It was presented from August until the first week of October and its two dozen paintings offered viewers a look at the new style he was developing. There were also mixed media pieces, collages that combined his acrylic paint with magazine clippings and photos.

His second presentation, “Doug Calderone: Anniversary Show,” opened at the beginning of this year and remained on view to the end of February. It offered 40 pieces, including the wood burning art he has been adding to his oeuvre.


Managing Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at shannon@thebee.com.

The third collection of original art by Newtown resident Doug Calderone, “Symbols of America,” has been installed at C.H. Booth Library. —photos courtesy Doug Calderone
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