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An opening reception for “Unrolling Vic … An Art Show” is scheduled to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

The show will be held at the Matolcsy Art Center, 426 Main St. in Norway.

Victor Millonzi’s daughter, Nikki Millonzi, recently unrolled large colorful canvases of her late father that were stored in her attic. Although Vic was best known for his neon sculptures, he loved plant forms and was a consultant at the New York Botanical Garden. Nikki was amazed at how lively his plant form canvases still looked after 42 years. The colors were clear and bright and they spoke to her, according to a news release from Michael Everett, Western Maine Art Group.

Nikki emptied the walls in her studio and tacked up his big canvases. Some were signed, and she just enjoyed them as they were because for Vic they were finished. Others seemed unfinished and they started to call to her. She started to have ideas on how to evolve them.

She added paint, then collage, and finally new works emerged. As she completed these pieces she started to create her own canvases based on forms in her garden At first she was apprehensive, but as time passed she began to see that her palette and approach was more similar to her father’s than she had ever imagined.

“Unrolling Vic,” with artwork by Vic, plus some works by Vic and Nikki and some by Nikki alone, will be up through Sunday, Nov. 27. It can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

For more information, visit the Facebook.com/WesternMaineArtGroup or email [email protected]. The gallery is free and open to the public.

 

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