Gallery Openings and Events

art matters gallery Presents “Imprint; A Family Story”

Photo courtesy of Art Works Now.

Photo courtesy of Art Works Now.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3 from 5pm to 7pm

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art matters gallery, the exhibition project of Art Works Now, is hosting the opening reception of Olivia Di Benigno’s art exhibit “Imprint; A Family Story.”

Inspired by architecture and found family images, ceramic artist Olivia Di Benigno tells the story of her Italian American heritage through delicately carved clay tiles.

“My work suggests the desire for home, whether that is a building or a symbol, as architecture is often equated with memory and nostalgia. Being conflicted by paradoxical themes, I am in a constant state of being pushed and pulled – between Italy and America, drawing and clay. This tension informs and ties my work together. This combination of drawing and clay acts as a metaphor for how nostalgia and memory influence the work I create.”

The public will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Di Benigno at the opening reception on Saturday, May 3rd from 5-7 p.m.

art matters gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. For more information about the exhibit, please visit http://www.artworksnow.org/artmatters/ or call 301-454-0808.

About Art Works Now
Art Works Now was founded by Barbara Johnson after recognizing the need for a well-rounded approach to creative arts education. Our mission is to create a stronger community through the arts. We achieve this with affordable, content rich art classes and programs. art matters is the gallery project of Art Works Now.

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