While participating in a combination studio art/art history course through the university, Bombaci & Smith travelled to Italy during the spring of 2008. There, they visited the Roman ruins and studied the masters’ works in Florence, Venice and Rome; then moved on to the ancient city of Ascoli Piceno to paint its graffiti-covered walls and sun-drenched hillsides.
Bella Vita, a collection of their works painted in Ascoli Piceno, runs through April 16 and, in addition to the opening night event, is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday afternoons, from 2-6 PM each day.
The gallery will also be open to the public during Newmarket’s third annual Great Bay Half Marathon, on Sat & Sun, April 4 & 5, from 1-4 PM each day. Free Mimosas and Pastries will be offered —while they last—to all visitors.