New Buttonwood Tree exhibit is Middletown resident’s first art show

Sport is one of the subjects of William Bonnie's paintings.

Sport is one of the subjects of William Bonnie’s paintings.

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MIDDLETOWN – Paintings by William Bonnie, a new resident of the city, are on display in his first art exhibit this month at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center at 605 Main Street.

“Bill Bonnie paints and draws, inspired by his vacations, his family and his friends,” a press release said. “His paintings range from sports to landscapes, with dreamlike features in the background and a mixture of reality and enchantment.”

Bonnie was educated at Paier College of Art in Hamden and did a year of technical school in carpentry, according to the announcement. While working for the town of Waterbury and a law firm for several years, he managed to practice his craft, often by offering or selling coins, the statement said.

Having recently moved to Middletown with his wife, Bonnie “feels grateful to have her art collection on display for the first time,” he said in a prepared statement.

The exhibition continues until January 31. The hours are Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Times are subject to change.

For more information, visit, email, or call 860-347-4957.

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