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Gallery: Paul Stanley at Wentworth Gallery

"The Starchild" Paul Stanley created rock band Kiss' iconic logo and had a hand in its album covers, stage designs, and apparel

Kiss Alive! Paul: Paul Stanley

“The Starchild,” it turns out, doesn’t just paint his face: The co-lead singer of Kiss also paints on canvas. In fact, Paul Stanley created the rock band’s iconic logo and had a hand in its album covers, stage designs, and apparel.

A decade ago, Stanley returned to painting colorful and dramatic self-portraits and color-saturated abstract compositions with evocative titles such as “Purple Haze,” “Green Planet,” and “Infinite Solitude.” This weekend, Stanley appears at Wentworth’s two locations to discuss and sell his works.

Friday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 301-365-3270. And Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tysons Galleria, 1807 U. International Dr., McLean. Call 703-883-0111. Visit wentworthgallery.com

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Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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