A number of my paintings, along with work by more than 15 other Media area artists and photographers, will be on display as part of the Media Arts Council’s Annual Holiday Exhibition. This is a great opportunity to shop for special gifts, or gift your own house with a delightful new painting!
The exhibition will be on display until January 5, at the Media Arts Council Gallery at 609-B West State Street in Media (where State Street meets Baltimore Pike, next to the Sterling Pig Restaurant).
Stop by on Fridays or Saturdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, or Sundays from 12:00 to 3:00 pm!
Oil painting workshop, Wednesdays and Sundays, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Join the five hour workshop where you’ll spend time with the artist who will paint alongside with you and guide you through the whole process.
This is a unique class because you don’t have to bring anything except for your enthusiasm, good mood, and willingness to take home a painting. You don’t have to have any experience with an oil medium. In a very relaxed atmosphere you’ll be surrounded with painting materials, classical music, and with people who are interested and in love with art, determined, and passionate. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Different tools will be used during the session and techniques will be discussed.
Sound too good to be true? Well, that’s up to you to decide.
RSVP by Monday for Wednesday session, RSVP by Fhursday for Sunday Session
Space is limited, based on a first come first serve basis.
I am pleased to announce that from January 14 2017 through February 12 2017, I will be hosting a show that is very important to me in many ways.
Today I’m the very proud granddaughter of Ioram Mamaladze. As an artist this show was Ioram’s long time dream that he was never able to realize during his short but very productive, rich, and artful life. He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia where he taught perspective, watercolor, and oil painting courses, and participated in many group shows with his fellow artists. His paintings now reside in different museums in Georgia as well as in private collections. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have had him by my side all these years, even though his presence was always real to me. His paintings, his books, and his art supplies – brushes, pallet knives, paints – were always available for me to use.
Below are three of his paintings (click to enlarge):
and a brief biography:
The timing of this show is very unique and interesting. It was around my current age when his colorful career ended, leaving behind a wonderful family, relatives, and his beloved students. Now, 50 years later, I understand how young he was and that at his age, his career was merely at the verge of blossoming. As they say, the 50’s are an artist’s golden years.
I carefully chose the title “Inheritance” for this show because he left behind all of his precious art to me and our family. I feel as though I’m living his dream by carrying on his legacy and the talent that I inherited from him. Often times when I paint I have a silent conversation with him about my brushstrokes, perspective, or color choices. I feel his presence in my studio. For me, it’s so fulfilling; this exhibition has been my most challenging goal to achieve. I’ve been planning to organize this grandfather-granddaughter show for the longest time and I’d like to thank the MAC Gallery for considering my proposal and recognizing this generational show to be noteworthy.
I hope that both of us, with our art, touched you deeply and maybe for a moment let you experience and realize what a wonderful artist my grandfather Ioram Mamaladze was.
Thank you all for coming, please enjoy the show.
Opening reception and “meet the artist” is on January 14, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm.
I have painted a painting titled Show Will Go On in honor of the Orlando nightclub shooting victims. Delaware County Culture Vultures have written an article about it, which you can read on their website. Thank you.