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New Adams Art Gallery Opens on Park Street

ADAMS, Mass. — William “Bill” Riley has spent most of his career creating visually arresting scenery for theater productions.

Now his backdrop is a spare white space, the better to accentuate his own works of art and those of other local artists.

“I started studying art kind of seriously when I was 16,” Riley said during the buzz of conversation at Saturday’s opening reception for Real Eyes Gallery. “Eventually, in order to make a living, I became a scenic artist in the theater industry.”

But Riley said he wanted to do more than express other people’s broader visions. Read Bill’s quote >>