Thursday, September 23, 2010

My NEW KITCHEN on Northshore House Tour

The Gallery Della-Piana is always searching for ways to promote our name and our Artists. An opportunity to see fine art and original illustration in the 'living environment', so to speak, came with an invitation from the curators of the Wenham Museum.
As if "nothing much to do..." I've put my newly decorated Kitchen on the HOUSE-TOUR on Saturday, October 2nd, from 11 AM to 4PM. The fund-raising project by the Wenham Museum will feature 9 Kitchens from Wenham, Hamilton, Beverly, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, for a $15.oo tax-deductable ticket. Go to, or call 978-468-2377.
What a project!! Having the Museum deadline has compelled me to do it, at last...Every square inch of the kitchen, featuring new paint, new shelving, new art, and a treasury of tender cooking objects from my own Grandmother's kitchen...her 100 year old pasta rolling pin, ravioli cutter, pizzelle-maker. (and how old IS that bottle of Abruzzi "Centerba" apertivo?)
My personal collection of art on view includes works from Alyssa Watters, Alan Witschonke, Katie Stannard, Paul Davis, David Levine, David Itchkawich, Fred Lynch, Chan Invathong, Caroline Baganol, Kathy Speranza, Niho Kozuru, Frank Valliere, and Courtney McGlynn, as well as Sculptures by Leandro Della Piana, Arcangelo Cascieri, Reno Pisano.
The banquet room will be set for a harvest holiday, and the bright new entry vestibule will feature paintings from some of the artists the Gallery represents...Eva Cincotta and more Alyssa Watters. We report that during the renovations, as Everything from the kichen was removed to the banquet room, it looked frighteningly like those rooms in 'Hoarders' I REALLY edited as it went back. Honest!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SAVE THE DATES: Oct 23 & Feb 13: letting you know about our up-coming shows

Plans have been
well underway toward
our Next TWO exhibits:
first..."MATH = FUN!"...
EIGHTEEN Illustrators of
internationally popular
MATHSTART Children's Books
Original Art, Limited Edition Prints,
and autographed books. OPENING
on Saturday, OCTOBER 23rd,
with a preview pesentation talk at the Hamilton/Wenham Library
featuring Murphy and renowned Editor, Barbara Elleman:"Visual Learning" from 1 - 3 PM will be lively and interactive, and will be followed by our Open House Reception at the Gallery, from 4 - 6PM. Many of the Illustrators will's the list so far: Jo-Anne Adinolfi, Steve Bjorkman, Renee Andriani, Diane Greenseid, Cynthia Jabar, Brian Karas, Bernice Lum,
Scott Nash, Valeria Petrone, Mike Reed, Frank Remkiewicz, Remy Simard, David Wenzel(see his book cover, above), Marsha Winborn, Lois Ehlert, Michael Rex, Tricia Tusa, & Julia Gorton... MATH - FUN! continues through December 30...
Check out Stu's remarkable books that make learning math as fun as recess!
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"POINTS OF DEPARTURE" Five outstanding contemporary artists who work in various media creating non-representational art in 2-D and 3-D, on paper, canvas, wood panels, in constructed forms and cast forms. NIHO KOZURU, MASAKO KAMIYA, MICHAEL PASQUALE, ROSE OLSON, PAMELA C. SHAW. (see Michael's 3-D painting, 75"X24"X6", above).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A few Unusual Constructions in the " a TREE" Show

This carved Pencil (by Deb Barnwell) is twenty-six inches long; the "eraser" is held on with a tin can; we love that it is not absolutely straight! $250.

Laurie Miles' carved and constructed wooden "dinner ring," built with "leaf plywood," and a ceramic egg inside of an acorn cap. $95.

Michael Pasquale's complex construction of canvas, stretched and stitched over wooden armature, and painted in latex acrylics. $2400.