Opening Art Reception for "Coffee, Tea or Wonton"? in Brookline
Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Marian Dioguardi: Coffee, Tea or Wonton? curated by Karen Smigliani,
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., is very pleased to announce the opening of Marian Dioguardi: Coffee, Tea or Wonton? curated by Karen Smigliani, at Athan’s Café Art Gallery in Brookline’s Washington Square. The opening public reception with the artist and curator is Sunday, December 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibition runs from November 7, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and is open daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. Athan’s Café Art Gallery, 1621 Beacon Street (Washington Square), Brookline, MA.| MBTA: Green Line “C” | Handicapped accessible and free wi-fi. Curator's Statement: East meets West by way of the European Bakery Café, Athan’s Brookline. Oil paintings in jellybean hues depict joyful still life scenes of coffee cups, saucers and moka pots reminiscent of Wayne Thiebaud and Andy Warhol. Heading East, across the gallery, we feast our eyes on paintings of packaged selections from a Chinese market. In lacquered reds and blacks with neon greens and pinks the scenes whisk us off to Chinatown with all of its visual allure This is contemporary work that I hesitate to refer to as “still” life since the paintings possess so much energy. The objects vibrate with color and personality, seeming to socialize on the canvas. Reflections dance off the fruity Jell-O and twinkle from the moka pots, all in juicy hyper-color. This show will perk up a cloudy autumn day and cure wintertime blues. Marian Dioguardi, a Sustaining Member of Unbound Visual Arts, resides in West Newton, Massachusetts and received her formal art training at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in New England, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico and New York and she has received several art awards and honors. Marian’ s artwork has been acquired by many private institutions and individuals, including Dana Farber Hospital, Children’s Hospital Research Center and Kretchmer Designs in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her gallery representation includes Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA, Rose Gallery Fine Art in Hudson, NY, Gallery 333 in Falmouth, MA, Water Street Gallery in Douglas, MI, Bluestone Gallery in Philadelphia and Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Her artist website is http://mariandioguardi.com.
Karen Smigliani, of Newton, Massachusetts, is a Founding Member of Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) and member of the Council of Advisors. She has curated several group and solo exhibits with UVA. Karen has worked in Graphic Design and Advertising with recent experience as an Account Executive. She holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
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Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. was founded in 2012 in Allston-Brighton to enliven and to stimulate the creative economy with contemporary visual art for all by exhibiting, educating and sharing. As it celebrates it's first anniversary, Unbound is now the fastest growing visual arts non-profit in Greater Boston with over 70 members and 40 professionally curated themed exhibitions completed.
The leadership team includes: Ruth Rieffanaugh (President), Susan Loomis (Treasurer), Louise Bonar (Clerk), John Quatrale (Executive Director), Christine Winship (Board of Directors), Sarah Berry, Brenda Gael McSweeney, Karen Smigliani and Heidi Lee (Council of Advisors).