Join the City of Gaithersburg as it presents the multimedia works of Sarah Becker, Bing Huang, Edelweiss Calcagno, Mohsen Semnani, Nataliya Andreyeva, and Paul Vickers. This diverse exhibit is a culmination of 2010 call to artists and will launch with an opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Arts Barn Director Andi Rosati is excited to showcase plein-air, contemporary Chinese calligraphy with symbols, cubist, abstract and impressionistic works of art all at the same time at the 45,000 sq. ft. Activity Center.
Sara Becker enjoys plein-air painting because this (DMV) area of the country is rich with creative inspiration. She favors painting in the medium of oil or acrylic and enjoys the vibrant colors that can be mixed to achieve dynamic impact. Her art shows an appreciation for the gifts of nature such as vistas of mountains, oceanside beaches, farming country, historical sites and many other spectacular places. Becker is equally interested in painting from still life, doing miniatures and portraits. Color, form and value is an undertaking that holds much excitement for Becker and that feeling is conveyed in all her compositions for the viewer to experience.
Bing Huang is originally from Taiwan and had an interest in Chinese calligraphy from an early age. Traditionally, Chinese calligraphy is a piece of black and white artwork – a poem or story with brush pen/black ink on white rice paper. Huang’s contemporary art style is to paint Chinese calligraphy with symbols in a colorful way to echo the meaning of Chinese characters for a unique artistic expression.
Edelweiss “Picasso” Calcagno is an internationally recognized cubist. Calcagno paints with a youthful freedom that expresses elements of the human form and forceful color with liberating, compelling results. She has garnered critical attention throughout Europe, including Paris, Rome and Brussels where she was commissioned to paint a depiction of “Copyright” for the European Union headquarters.
Mohsen Semnani was born to an artistically inclined family in Esfahan, which is one of the most ancient cities in Iran. Growing up in this beautiful historical city allowed Semnani to treasure the amazing and colorful surroundings of history and culture. Intrigued with various aspects of design and literature, he has collaborated in ceramic design and metal embossment with the most renowned masters of present Esfahan Art. His unique and creative style includes painting of human figures in bold, rich colors with round and soft shapes.
Nataliya Andreyeva is an abstract impressionist. Her art is vivid, thought provoking and abstract in nature and will appeal to imagination and curiosity. She is also a contributing writer on the Arts Scene for the DC Examiner.
Paul Vicker’s artwork is about the activity and complexity of life, the constant cycle, contentious interests,
conflicting viewpoints and perspectives, colliding energies presuming exclusive inertial paths yielding ambiguous results.
Come and see this vivid collection of art at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, Maryland from September 23 through November 20, 2011. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.