spearheaded another La Farge preservation effort that led to the gift of 13 endangered La Farge stained glass windows to Salve Regina University in Newport, where a chapel was designed and built by architect Robert A.M. Stern to house them.
William Vareika learned of the existence of the lost paintings of “The Virgin and St. John the Evangelist at the Foot of the Cross” in 1983 when they were published as “location unknown” in an article in The American Art Journal. He has been searching for them ever since. It is the culmination of a career devoted to a particular artist that he was able to have acquired them and to offer them for sale in the city where he discovered John La Farge and where these magnificent artworks were first shown in 1878.
The 15th annual Boston International Fine Art Show opens with a Gala Preview opening night to benefit Greater Boston Food Bank. Gala tickets are $100 and $250 and can be purchased online at www.gbfb.org/events, or by calling the show office. Weekend Show hours are Friday 1pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free. All special programs www.FineArtBoston.com or call 617-363-0405.
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