Reception: Friday, February 14 from 6pm to 8pm
Gallery B is pleased to announce its February exhibition, Way We See, which will feature artwork by Nana Bagdavadze, Katty Biglari, Antonella Manganelli and Grazia Montalto.
Gallery B will also be open for a public reception on Friday, February 14 from 6-8pm. Exhibit opening receptions will also be held that evening at Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Avenue; Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Road and Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway in downtown Bethesda.
Georgian born, Nana Bagdavadze is a classically trained artist who has been exhibiting in the U.S. and Europe for many years. Her work is included in permanent collections including, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Library of Georgia, Tbilisi and the University of Kansas, as well as private collections throughout the world. Nana taught painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia and has been on faculty at Seattle Pacific University as well as taught lessons at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Art Center, University of Washington Experimental College and workshops in France. Based in Washington, D.C., she frequently travels for commissions, teaching and exhibitions.
Katty Biglari moved to Washington, D.C. in 1978 to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming a painter. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and went on to complete her Master of Fine Arts at George Washington University. Since then she has continued to refine her approach to painting. Working in abstraction, she conveys her thoughts through imagery, color and lines and has drawn on theories of automation, abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, and color. Time and space are recurring themes in her art, and the paintings represent reflection, geometry, contrasts and opposing forces. The images in her paintings develop gradually through multi-layering of acrylic paint.
Born in Italy and raised in a family of art collectors, Antonella Manganelli embraced her artistic roots and became an art student, collector, curator, dealer and artist. She has shown her work in Italy, Northern Virginia and North Carolina. Antonella believes in the power of nature as an ancient healer and finds her balance painting her journey through life. Her work reflects the surreal vision of her world that she explores while traveling extensively throughout Europe, North and Central America, Canada and Asia. Along with her husband, she owns an antiquarian library, Marninart, specializing in rare illustrated art books and modern and contemporary art. She is also a board member of the League of Reston Artists.
A Parisian-born artist who grew up in Naples, Italy, Grazia Montalto moved to Washington, D.C. in her early twenties. She has always been interested in artistic expression and her passion for art spans many mediums. Grazia has a special interest in architecture, silversmith and drawing and has more than 25 years of experience in print and digital graphic design as a graphic designer and art director. A minimalist at heart, her colorful work is inspired by her travels and evokes emotion. Visible in Grazia’s drawings, is her energy towards embracing life boldly, as lines and colors are mixed to create beautiful and original views. Her artwork has been shown in various shows. IN 2018, Grazia founded ART4US, a cooperative for artists based in Washington, D.C.
Established by Montgomery County in 1994, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) is a downtown management organization that markets and maintains downtown Bethesda. The BUP team works in marketing, maintenance, transportation and administration to produce cultural events and community festivals and attend to landscaping and maintenance needs. BUP also manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS), and the Bethesda Circulator as well as the non-profit art spaces, Gallery B and Studio B.
From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda Film Fest and Play In A Day.
- Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm.
The exhibit will be on display from February 5 – 29, 2020 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. For a closer look, please visit www.bethesda.org.