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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Art openings this Saturday

New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
Voyages: Artworks by Luigi Cavandoli
Feb. 2—Mar. 7, 2008
Artist Reception: Sat., Feb. 9, 2:30—4:30 p.m.

Press release

Luigi Cavandoli was born and grew up in Italy, in the foggy plains of the River Po, in the Fifties and Sixties. After College and qualifying as a teacher he started a voyage of self discovery that took him to England first, then back to Italy, then to Africa and, since 2002, to the United States of America where he lives now.

He took up painting as a form of artistic expression in the 90's, in Italy, when he went to Art School and an extraordinary teacher showed him the way, with the help of shapes and colors, to give a new life to his feelings. He exhibited his works in Italy, Africa and New York. He is member of Gallery RIVAA in Roosevelt Island, NYC.

"Life is both theater and a voyage and my life has been and is a voyage where, like countless others, I have tried to act, in the theater of the real, the part that somebody somewhere wrote for me. I see myself in a far side of a huge set, with easel, canvas, colors and brushes, observing, listening to and recording the dramas and the joys, the screams and the silence all around me.

"My works you are looking at in this show represent different moments of the voyage through the swamps and deserts of my life and are a humble metaphor of its eternal mysteries."

There will be an artist's reception at library this Sat., Feb. 9, 2:30—4:30 p.m.


John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, (203) 624-8055
Uneasy Prospects: Paintings by Nathan Lewis, Sabrina Marques, and Christopher Mir
Jan. 27—Mar. 2, 2008
Opening reception: Sat., Feb. 9, 6—9 p.m.

Press release

There will be an Artists' Reception this Saturday evening, 6—9 p.m., at the John Slade Ely House. Uneasy Prospects features paintings by Nathan Lewis, and Sabrina MarquesChristopher Mir. Both Marques and Mir have previously been written about on Connecticut Art Scene. A Marques show in Real Art Ways' Real Room was reviewed in May, 2007. Mir was written about here and here.


Also, a reminder that ALL Gallery will be having an Artists' Reception for Black + White, the final show in the organization's Erector Square space, on Saturday from 5—7 p.m.


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