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Posted in Caton Merchant Family Gallery, Visual Arts, on 21 February 2017, by , 0 Comments

The Center for the Arts is proud to announce that Ignacio Alperin Bruvera will be on display March 8 - April 29!

About the Artist:

Ignacio Alperin Bruvera was born in Argentina, grew up in Australia, and lived and traveled throughout Europe, America and South East Asia. Ignacio was influenced at an early age by masters like Kandinsky, Picasso, Pollock, Van Koenig, and Rauschenberg. This influence can be detected in his oeuvre through his use of vivid colors and somewhat abstract painting style. 

Ignacio Alperin: Visual Jazz
Jazz genre inspires and formulates each of the canvases created by Buenos Aires artist Ignacio Alperin Bruvera. His approach to artmaking is based on his synesthesia, a unique ability to “see sounds”. Just as there is beauty and complexity to jazz, the same qualities spill out from this artist onto canvas. His brilliantly-colored abstracts reflect resonating movement, and compacted intensity with natural soft counter balance.

In addition to the exhibit, the Center for the Arts is hosting a Meet the Artist event on April 29, 4-6 pm in the Caton Merchant Gallery. Ignacio will personally explain his painting technique and how the qualities of jazz influence his style as an artist. This is an excellent opportunity for all young artists, emerging artists, and those who are still finding their way in the world of art. 

Ignacio Alperin demonstrating his painting style, Meet the Artist event

Painting & Wine!

Following the Meet the Artist event, the Center for the Arts is hosting an International Jazz Celebration from 7 - 10 PM. 

The ticketed event will feature live music by the Bruno Nasta Ensemble, salsa and bachata dancing, international food, Argentinian wine, and of course, beautiful Argentinian art provided by Ignacio Alperin!

Tickets can be purchased on our website here.

 

 

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Posted in Caton Merchant Family Gallery, Visual Arts, on 21 February 2017, by , 0 Comments

Our Off the Wall exhibition was transferred to Lockheed Martin after it went down in late January. The exhibit will be on display through the very end of February. The talented students (and teachers) were invited to a personal Lockheed Martin tour, and an additional Off the Wall reception at Lockheed Martin February 3rd. This opportunity is especially exciting considering our new category for this year's Off the Wall exhibit: ART & TECHNOLOGY!

The tour began with a brief lecture about the importance of the integration of technology and art and how it plays a role in various career fields, particularly the field of engineering. The lecture illustrated the unlimited possibilities of STEAM with examples of pivotal such as Steve Jobs. 

Following the lecture, the students were given a personal tour of several labs within Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin engineers gave the students a thorough explanation of each lab's purpose and their daily tasks at the facility.

Everyone that attended the tour was inspired - myself included!

I cannot say thank you enough to Lockheed Martin for not only sponsoring the exhibit, but offering the students such an amazing opportunity!

 

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

Students from Manassas-area high schools get to see their award-winning and nominated art work on display at the Lockheed Martin Manassas facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gallery reception was followed by a tour of the facility.

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Posted in Caton Merchant Family Gallery, Visual Arts, on 10 February 2017, by , 0 Comments

Thank you to everyone who attended the Exposure Group's February 6th reception! We had an excellent turn-out and visitors came from all across the DMV area! I would like to extend a special thank you to the The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for helping us create such a successful event. Thank you to the Exposure Group members for allowing us to display their amazing art, and to President Bonita Bing and Vice-President George D. Tolbert IV for granting us this opportunity. All of the photographs from the exhibit are for sale - don't miss out on your chance to own a piece of art from a member of the Exposure Group!

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Bonita Bing, president of the Exposure Group, came to the reception, camera in hand, and captured some wonderful moments.

The Crowd by Bonita F. Bing (Exposure Group)

The Crowd (Photo Credit: Bonita F. Bing, Exposure Group)

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Our fabulous musician, Carlton Harris! (Photo Credit: Bonita F. Bing, Exposure Group)

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David Hamilton with his sold piece, "Noir" (Photo Credit: Bonita F. Bing, Exposure Group)

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Exposure Group member, DonnaMaria Jones (right) & friend (Photo Credit: Bonita F. Bing, Exposure Group)

George D. Tolbert IV, Vice President of the Exposure Group & myself (Photo Credit: Bonita F. Bing, Exposure Group)

George D. Tolbert IV, Vice President of the Exposure Group & myself (Photo Credit: Bonita F. Bing, Exposure Group)

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