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Transue exhibit opens

Artist Lia Bonagura-Transue’s Can’t Take It With You series of paintings will be on display July 19 and 20, and July 25 - 27 at The Alley Gallery, 148 E. Napa St.

Artist Lia Bonagura-Transue’s Can’t Take It With You series of paintings will be on display July 19 and 20, and July 25 - 27 at The Alley Gallery, 148 E. Napa St.

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Artist Lia Bonagura-Transue’s Can’t Take It With You series of paintings will be on display July 19 and 20, and July 25 – 27 at The Alley Gallery, 148 E. Napa St. (alley entrance) in Sonoma. There will be a reception from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 18.

“Over the past few years, I have witnessed as my husband’s family navigate the fallout of a relative who passed after a lifetime of what one might lovingly refer to as collecting. This ‘collecting’ was a tendency which fueled the dialogue of many lively family discussions laced with irony, humor, a fair amount of anxiety, a tremendous amount of sarcasm and absolute disbelief. Can’t take it with you is a sentimental, light hearted, humorous, mildly sarcastic, somewhat surreal look at life filled with want, consumption and unbridled attachment to ‘stuff,'” Transue said.

Gallery Hours are noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 364-2899. To learn more about the artist, go to lia-art.com.