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24th Annual Christmas Spice

Paul Petro Contemporary Art is pleased to present our 24th edition of Christmas Spice, the original holiday exhibition predicated upon the idea that someone might acquire or gift their first work of art, ever, for as little as $2. (remember those temporary tattoos by FASTWÜRMS?) and with new works and works from the vault, made by gallery and guest artists. Each year a different artist is invited to "do" the tree.

This year's tree is by local artist and musician André Ethier, who has worked a with fish motif found in his paintings to make ornaments that are hand-formed in clay and painted in oils. As they swim up the tree towards the starfish at the top the phrase "everything that rises must converge" comes to mind (thank you Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Flannery O'Connor, and thank you André!). Happy holidays and here's looking forward to the best that Christmas Spice and 2021 have to offer!

ANDRÉ ETHIER

STEPHEN ANDREWS