Art in the Library

“Pianista Cabinet of Curiosities”

 Paintings & Objects from the Veneto Collection

 by Michael Frassinelli

 October 3 - November 3, 2023

 Downstairs Gallery & Upstairs Display Case

Holliston resident and artist Michael Frassinelli is a painter and sculptor, as well as an art educator. He is Chairman of the Department of Visual Arts at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley. Michael has created a mythological society/culture: “The Pianistas”.  He has exhibited work from the Pianista ‘culture’ several times since his first exhibit at the APL in 2007, most recently in 2019. He has also exhibited art work and Pianista work in a variety of museums and art galleries over the past 30 years, most recently at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston.

This current exhibition features paintings of Pianista Cabinets of Curious objects and objects from the Veneto collection (the upstairs display case and the downstairs Gallery). All the objects are made from piano parts. A most unique and delightful exhibit and “historical” document of the Pianista culture, and the hoax, through paintings, text, and a ‘display cabinet of curious objects’. 

The will be an Artist’s Reception on Tuesday, October 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Downstairs Gallery. All are invited.

Untitled design (25)
Art Case Septembr