RiverSea Gallery will showcase new works in pastel on paper by Thomas Benenati during the month of November in an exhibition titled, From a Bare Hand. The Long Beach Peninsula artist is noted for his self-taught and distinctly original approach to pastel, and has garnered attention from collectors around the nation. The show opens Saturday, November 3 with a First Night reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm featuring a short presentation by the artist. All are invited to be among the first to view the show, meet the artist, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Another reception will be held during Astoria’s Second Saturday Artwalk on November 10, and the artwork will remain on display through November 27.