PAUL CAPONIGRO will be attending the opening.
BROTHER THOMAS (1929—2007)
Brother Thomas Bezanson, an American citizen, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a Benedictine monk at Weston Priory in Vermont for 25 years and was the artist-in-residence with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania from 1985 until his death in 2007. Brother Thomas worked masterfully with porcelain and created an astounding range of glazes and forms. His work is found in over 80 national and international public collections and in numerous private collections in the United States and abroad. Since his passing, The Brother Thomas Fund was established in 2007 at The Boston Foundation and fulfills the dream and legacy of Brother Thomas to help struggling artists in the Boston area.
PAUL CAPONIGRO (b. 1932)
Paul Caponigro, is considered one of America’s leading photographers. Caponigro studied in Rochester, New York, under Minor White, and counted Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams among his acquaintances and colleagues. In 1958, Caponigro had his first solo exhibition at the George Eastman House. In 1960, Caponigro became a consultant for Polaroid Corporation in the photo-research department, as well as a part-time photography professor at Boston University. Since that time he has exhibited and taught workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He has also been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts over the course of his artistic career. Today his original photographs are part of major museum collections, including the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.