Allegorical paintings at 1821 Gallery

3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 28 / 1821 Gallery & Studios, 1821 Calaveras St. /, (559) 233-9992 / Free

Ronald Dzerigian’s “Allegorical Portraiture” is a series of primarily oil paintings portraying fictional characters that represent the elements of human experience within a loosely biographical framework. The show is part of the community-wide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The Saturday artist’s reception will be followed by an ArtHop reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2. The show continues through May 2.