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