"Abstract Arrangement," 30” X 40” Acrylic and black enamel on masonite, 2019 by Alfred Perry. This piece is part of the “Cornucopia of Color,” exhibit that opened at Ellenbogen Gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 25, featuring 10 abstract artists.

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MANCHESTER — Look out the window these days and it would appear that the world has drained of color.

The new show, “Cornucopia of Color”, that opens Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Ellenbogen Gallery, is a curator administered color-prescription for the soul.

Abstract paintings created by 10-plus artists will awaken your senses and stimulate your emotions. Close your eyes for a moment and you might feel a balmy breeze, smell apples and fallen leaves and hear the honking of geese on their way south.

Artists, including Dublin Durller-Wilson, Marcia Vogler, Mary Fran Lloyd, Dona Mara, Katrin Waite, Dan Mosheim, Michael L. Williams, Lynne Averill, Harry A. Rich, Richard D. Weis and James Vogler, have created new artworks or opened the archives for the show.

“As the show comes together the excitement builds as the contrast deepens between the view outside the window and the expanse of paintings inside,” said Michael Ellenbogen. “Color is a magical element. Some people hear or taste color, synesthesia. Nearly everyone has a visceral response to color that swings from profound joy to sorrow, from energized to calm or from giddy to curious. Some will enjoy just getting lost in the color.”

Alfred Perry is showing in the gallery for the first time.

Perry received his BFA degree in painting from the Massachusetts School of Art in 1953. Assigned to military duty in Europe, he participated in the restoration of murals in Austria and sketched throughout Europe, with a focus in Trieste, Italy.

He exhibited his work in the first Boston Art Festival, Boston’s Jordan Shows and is currently represented in galleries in New York, Boston and New England, as well as in private and corporate collections.

“Cornucopia of Color” is bursting with autumn colors in a breathtaking expanse of arrangements, textures, shapes and patterns: yellows, purples, reds, browns, blues, greens and oranges, sometimes blended, sometimes solid and sometimes outlined.

The safety of visitors, artists and the gallery staff are a top priority. Owners will wear masks and maintain at least a 6-foot distance from guests and request the same from visitors.

Ellenbogen Gallery is located at 263 Depot St. in Manchester and is open 1-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 16, but will be open Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 25-28 for Thanksgiving.

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