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5 Things To Know About The South End's Newest Gallery

South End resident Adam Gold opened up the Gold Gallery on March 1.

(Click on the photo at right to view a slideshow of the gallery and some of the artwork on display there.)

1.) TIME TO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS: The is at 655-659 Tremont St., the same location where a controversial plan to put a . Ironically, one of the first paintings hung in the gallery was of doughnuts, by artist Jeanne Vadeboncoeur.

2.) WELL EDUCATED: Gallery owner Adam Gold earned an MBA from Babson College last year. Gallery director Claire Carino earned a master's degree from Christie's Education (part of Christie's Auction House) in London. 

3.) CONTEMPORARY ART: The gallery features emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. They have four artists showing now and hope to have 10 by the end of the year. Their goal is to have half of the featured artists be local artists.

4.) PRICE RANGE: Prices of artwork range from about $800 to $15,000.

5.) OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: Both Gold and Carino say they like being off the beaten track and away from all of the galleries on Harrison Avenue. "Harrison Avenue is a great destination for art, but we get a different group of people coming here" Gold said. He noted that many people stop in on their way to one of the restaurants in the area. "They're not aware they are going to go to an art gallery but then they do." Carino added, "We like to consider ourselves very approachable....If someone is interested in art but hasn't found that point of access, we're it."

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