While Venture Coy might sound like the name of a James Bond villain or a Wall Street tycoon, he's actually a landscape painter known for his large-scale oil paintings of Idaho rivers, mountains and valleys. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Galerie Belle Ame will celebrate the opening of Coy's new series of pallet knife Italian scenes in oil at Gino's Italian Restaurant in Meridian. Though, sadly, there won't be any shaken-not-stirred vodka martinis, BRJ Imports and Tastevin will provide vino for visitors to sip on as Coy discusses his new body of work.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Gino's Italian Restaurant, 3015 McMillan Road, Ste.108, Meridian, 208-887-7710. For more information, call 208-938-1342.