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Abstract art, surrealism showcase

'Alliance' is a work by Ralph Verano. Donated photo 'Alliance' is a work by Ralph Verano. Donated photo

Artwork by Ralph Verano will be on display through the month of April at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. 

Verano was born in a small town in Southern  Central New York State. He became fascinated with art at a very early age when his grandfather would draw comic characters for him.

He graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in graphic design. After living and working in Florida for 30 years, Verano’s love of the mountains eventually brought him to settle in Franklin.

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‘Grav 1A’ is a work by Ralph Verano. Donated photo

Verano’s character-driven art represents his love of abstract art and surrealism with a desire to create something unique and original. His work has evolved over time because of his willingness to experiment with different techniques, ideas and styles.

Verano has always felt that discovery is the most important element in his work and the need to challenge himself is what maintains his interest in the thing that has been his passion since he was a child.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, go to rverano.blogspot.com

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