All in the family: Grignaffini clan sculpts with metal, paints with musical style

 Bob Grignaffini with one of his paintings, "Dancing Trees," at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham. Daily News Staff Photo/Chris Bergeron

Bob Grignaffini with one of his paintings, "Dancing Trees," at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham. Daily News Staff Photo/Chris Bergeron

FRAMINGHAM—With a name that means "fine graphs," Lou Grignaffini suspects a special kind of creativity has been flowing through his family tree ever since his Italian ancestors fisrt made wine and cut stone more than a century ago.

Four Grignaffinis —Lou, his teenage sons Louie and A.J., and first cousin Bob—are showing an intoxicating mix of metal sculptures and expressive paintings at Fountain Street Fine Art that look like they were forged in a foundry or painted in a vineyard rather than conceived in a studio.

Their aptly titled exhibition, "Grignaffini Rhythms: Music, Strokes & Steel," featuring distinctive objects made by Lou and his sons from scrap metal and found objects and welded into intriguing sculptures. In 17 oil paintings, Bob Grignaffini depicts musicians with vivid color that seam to pulse to their own visceral beat... 

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