An art exhibit featuring pieces by Dr. Roger Moore will open at Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., with a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
The opening and exhibit are free to the public. It will run through the end of the year, however, viewing is by appointment only during the week of Christmas, as the center will be closed for the holidays.
Dr. Moore was born in 1930 in central New York and has had a love for art since he was a small boy. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1952 with a bachelor’s of fine arts degree. Shortly after, he was drafted in the Army where he served as a foot soldier in the Korean Conflict.
Upon his discharge, he enrolled in Syracuse University’s Medical School where he earned his medical degree. He opened the doors of his private practice in 1962 and continued until 1999.
Over the years, Moore delivered hundreds of babies. He also “scrubbed in” over 3,500 times assisting on all patients referred from his practice.
In the years since leaving his practice, Moore has continued to serve his community through lectures, art exhibits, civic organizations and more. He has also won countless awards for his art and for his involvement in the community that he loves.
Moore and his wife Joanna have six children and ten grandchildren. Despite all that he has done for his patients, community and family, Moore has never stopped painting. He has created approximately 820 oil paintings and at least 2,000 small watercolors.
For more information visit www.romeart.org or call the center at 315-336-1040.