The Andrews Art Museum is housed on the mezzanine floor of the Cultural Art Center. Our grand opening will be Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 6:30 to 8:30.

This inaugural event will feature Andrews Museum Director Annette Rawlings displaying her Paris Series in the Main Salon; Jean Cerasani, nationally-recognized fibre artist and painter will be in the Guest Salon; Anthony Mangicaptca, California artist will be in the Petite Gallery; and Pilar, a performance artist, will be performing The Girl.


Annette Rawlings
"Paris Series"

Ms. Rawlings is an internationally-recognized artist. Her paintings are oil on linen, using a Pre-Renaissance technique, sealing the handstretched linen with a rabbit-skin glue that she makes, using copper tacks to secure the Belgium linen and creating her own color according to classic formulations. Her unusual colors and use of positive and negative space create a balance and harmony in her art.


Jean Cerasani
Ms. Cerasani is a nationally-recognized fibre artist and painter. She studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and at L'Academia in Venice, Italy. She began fabric design while at the School of Batik in NYC in 1969. She has worked as an interior designer and has several installations of her work in businesses and homes. She has designed and executed costumes for theater and dance and has created art-to-wear garments. Primarily a fabric dyer, she also works in watercolor, clay and collaged box constructions.


Anthony Mangicapra
Mr. Mangicapra is a California based artist. He is also a self-taught artist who has attended various schools to take from them what he needs. He has worked with several important artists, such as Duane Hanson. He also creates his own music which is sold in the U.S. and Europe. Anthony's calling as an artist began on the front porch of his grandfather's house when he was barely old enough to draw. He and his grandfather would sit and draw all afternoon. He has followed this creative pursuit throughout his life. He is currently exhibiting in several galleries in California and his music is in a sculpture exhibit in London. Anthony will be exhibiting at the Andrews Art Museum in the Petite Gallerie with small works on the walls and his music will fill the room.


Pilar
"The Girl"
Pilar Sonrisas was born in the Canary Islands, Spain. Her early dance studies took her to Madrid, London and Miami where she studied and eventually taught at the prestigious New World School of the Arts. Currently residing in Miami, she has developed a reputation as a soulful and charismatic Contemporary Dance performer. Under the watchful eye of Brigid Baker, director of "Whole Project" dance company, Ms. Sonrisas has matured into a unique and inspired solo artist. After several years of performance with "Whole Project" Pilar has commissioned Ms. Baker for this intriguing piece. Pilar Sonrisas is THE GIRL and is currently presenting her in various venues across the U.S.A. and South America.


How to Exhibit

Seeking artists in all media, including artists for our gift shop. Please send four slides or photos, a one page bio, and a SASE to:

Submissions
Andrews Art Museum
P.O. Box 868
Andrews, NC 28901









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