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PRESS RELEASE- Downing's Local Artist Exhibition Program Features Hinsdale's Ivor Parry
June 11, 2008

Pittsfield- State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) is pleased to announce the opening of  local artist Ivor Parry’s exhibit in his district office, located at 20 Bank Row in Pittsfield.   

“Each artist has their own unique gift and I love seeing the vast array of talent we have in our corner of the world,” said Downing.  “I’m lucky to have such beautiful works displayed here in my office.  All are welcome to stop by and check out Ivor Parry’s paintings.”

Parry’s oil collection, Twelve Places off the Beaten Path, includes twelve unique pieces and will be on display throughout the months of June and July.  Parry’s abstract style accented with bold colors draws art enthusiasts into his world view.  All works on display are for sale with a price range of $350 to $2,200.

“My paintings and drawings are about ideas I find visually interesting and the subject matter comes from my imagination that mixes real with the surreal,” says Parry.

Ivor Parry was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  After graduating from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, he worked as an art director in New York City for various advertising agencies.  In 1988, he opened Parry Design, a graphic design and illustration studio.  Parry has since retired from the commercial arts field and for the past 11 years, has lived in Hinsdale, MA with his wife.

Downing’s Local Art Exhibition Program provides artists from Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin Counties a public venue to showcase their works.  Local art is typically on display for two months; all are welcome to visit during normal business hours to view the rotating collections. 

Local artists interested in displaying their work in either of Senator Downing’s offices may contact Allison Johnson at (413) 442-4008.

Those interested in contacting Ivor Parry may email him at




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