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French Artist Discovers US By Painting a Stranger a Week

New to Boston, Parisian artist Aurélie Galois took a deep breath, gathered her oil paints and ventured forth on a unique mission to get acquainted with her adoptive city: Every Friday, for an entire year, she painted a portrait of a stranger. Along the way, she poked holes in her own preconceptions about Americans. The results -- Friday Face, a collection of all 52 spontaneous works and the poignant handwritten vignettes Galois scribbled about each of her subjects -- are on display...

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