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1.12.10

My Monthly e-Newsletter for December, 2010

My December newsletter is out...you can read it following the link:


December News from Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

Enjoy!

P.S.: please, feel free to visit the exhibition I list there...

19.11.10

Winter Lights Exhibition

Once again, I have been invited to participate in Winter Lights, the Holiday celebration and Art Sale, presented by Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, CT

I have 12 of my artworks in display and they are all for sale at $300,00 or less. A great chance for people to buy great art at an affordable price...remember those Holiday gifts?!

To view images from the Opening Reception, click here: Expressiones Cultural Center: Winter Lights Exhibition

 Winter Lights will be on display until December 11th, 2010

Location: Expressiones Cultural Center, 74 State Street, New London, CT

For more info: (860) 501.9ART (278)

9.11.10

My monthly e-newsletter for November, 2010

My November newsletter is out...you can read it following the link:

November News from Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

Enjoy!

P.S.: please, feel free to visit the exhibition I list there...

10.10.10

Me at the Autumn Art Trail

I was interviewed while at the Autumn Art Trail and the video was posted on YouTube, check it out...



Thanks to Stephen Dandrow

7.10.10

The Day - Arts Center at Killingworth's Autumn Art Trail Returns Oct. 9 and 10 | News from southeastern Connecticut

The Day - Arts Center at Killingworth's Autumn Art Trail Returns Oct. 9 and 10 | News from southeastern Connecticut

Article published Oct 7, 2010
Arts Center at Killingworth's Autumn Art Trail Returns Oct. 9 and 10
By Meredith Crawford Living Editor

If you think art is best created and enjoyed in solitude, the Arts Center of Killingworth's (ACK) sixth annual Autumn Art Trail is going to prove you wrong. The two-day event introduces artists and their audience to one another through a combination of open studio events and an outdoor arts festival.
On Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10, 12 artists and crafters will open their private studios to the public. A $10 pass grants weekend-long access to the studios, which are located within a scenic drive from one another in Clinton, Durham, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, and Madison. The accompanying, free Outdoor Arts Festival at Clinton Landing features even more artists and crafters, with more than 30 creative Connecticut residents scheduled to participate across both days.

ACK Artistic Director Barbara Nair sees the event's two pieces as working together to promote the non-profit organization's goal of encouraging arts appreciation among all ages.

The Open Studios allow people to "understand firsthand what inspires some of the shoreline's most prominent representational and modern painters, muralists, potters, illustrators, calligraphers, and fashion designers," says Nair. Meanwhile, the Outdoor Arts Festival will complement the focus on "the artistic process for each art form through discussions with the visiting public and demonstrations...Each afternoon there will be live music presented by Face Arts Music in Deep River...A jeweler is going to do activities with the kids...Well-known watercolorist Robert Noreika will do one of his lively painting demonstrations on Sunday at the festival at 12:30," to name a few highlights.

Nair recommends that people begin their Autumn Art Trail journey at the Clinton Landing festival, at which they'll find trail maps, passes for purchase, and even "insider information."

"Come to the Arts Center at Killingworth booth and speak to us," offers Nair. "We know the artists and have visited every studio. If somebody has something they're really interested in or has limited time, we can help them plan their route accordingly."

But be advised: Arts lovers will want to allot plenty of time to the outdoor festival, as well as the trail. Twenty-two artists will share their newest and best works (all for purchase) on both Saturday and Sunday at Clinton Landing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Virtually every artistic medium is covered by an impressive group that includes painters Dianne Gorrick, Gloria Nilsson, Jacqueline White, Robert Noreika, Sherrie Parenteau, Julianna Cameron, David Choate, and Bill Hosking; mixed media artist Elizabeth Billingsley; sculptor Corina S. Alvarezdelugo; jewelry designers Courtney Bussman, Jessica Dickens, and Dawn Lombard; Uruguayan wooden art and decorative home object designer Pietro Sagnulo; glass artists John Lindsay and Rhoda Pierce; fabric artists Patti Biller, Mary Lachman, Robin McCahill, and Helen Peterle; traditional Japanese hair ornament artist Laurene Gobrogge; and high-end knitting designer Kimberly Conner.

Sea Urchin Trio
stoneware, terracotta, porcelain
(c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
For a closer look at what ACK offers its students, be sure to check out the Children's Art Tent. This new addition to the festival will showcase works by artists aged 6 to 11 who participate in the center's Children's Saturday Morning Art Program.

When you're ready to embark on the trail, the opportunities ahead of you are endless. At the first, most logical destination-that of Karen Green Recor's Clinton working studio-you'll find "vibrant, colorful canvases." A quick jaunt to Essex will reveal abstract expressionist painter and printer Robert DeBartolo and his working printing presses. In Ivoryton, there's Hayne Bayless's Sideways Studios, situated over the Falls River; painter and calligrapher Judith Barbour Osborne; and watercolorist and acrylic painter Jill Vaughn, for whom the gardens surrounding her studio are often the source of inspiration. On the Haddam portion of the trail, porcelain works by John Hull await. In Durham, trail-goers will discover fine art painter Terry Oakes Bourret and The Hobbit illustrator David T. Wenzel. Killingworth boasts the studio of award-winning realist painter Cora Ogden as well as Off the Wall Murals, painter Randy Davis's studio. You won't want to miss couture fashion designer Astrid Niemelaeinen's Killingworth studio, either-or your chance to try on some of her latest designs. And, in Madison, illustrator and Master Connecticut Teaching Artist Sanna Stanley will share the prints, etchings, and book designs that are inspired by her childhood in Africa.

Nair says the quality of work featured in this year's event "is really exceptional across the board," something she's particularly proud of given that the trail is not juried.

"The process of who ends up at the festival or opens up their studios is almost self-selecting in a magical way," she says, adding that the event has become an important opportunity for emerging artists who might not have enough experience to gain entry into a juried exhibit.
It's also an invaluable opportunity for people to gain a deeper appreciation for the artistic process.

Visiting the studios is not like "walking into a gallery or a museum," says Nair. "It's like walking into a person's private [space]...Because the artists are so comfortable in their own space, they can really share what they do; it's really a peek into their process...People are going to see paint brushes and paint, presses, pottery extruders and clay-the actual instruments that artists are working with in their studio when nobody's around...It's about how this artist thinks and what inspires them...It's very important for people to know about-that there is a process here and it's not really that mysterious."

And just in case you're not sold on the Autumn Arts Trail as an affordable, educational way to spend the first part of Columbus Day weekend, Nair has one more enticement: fall foliage.

"The trails you take to get to the studios are going to take you through some beautiful, colorful areas."

The Arts Center at Killingworth presents the sixth annual Autumn Arts Trail on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10. Participating studios, which are accessible for a $10 all-weekend pass (free for children aged 12 and younger), will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The accompanying, free Outdoor Arts Festival is at Clinton Landing, also on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to a free opening reception for the weekend-long event on Friday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rose Room of Clinton's Andrews Memorial Town Hall. For more information, a full list of participating artists, and to obtain passes, call the Arts Center at 860-663-5593 or visit www.artscenterkillingworth.org. Passes will also be sold at the Outdoor Arts Festival.

My October Newsletter is out, check it out!

October News from Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

5.10.10

Because I love you...I made my first Treasury on Etsy!


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I've made my first treasury on Etsy, check it out!!!

Because I love you by Corinadotdash on Etsy
Please, support the creators of each of the pieces in my treasury, by clicking on each of the images and checking out their wonderful works!

Thank you!!

2.10.10

6th Annual Autumn Arts Trail - Columbus Day Weekend Art Festival

Once again, I'll be participating in this two-day outdoor art festival, at the beautiful waterfront of Clinton Landing, presented by the Arts Center at Killingworth and sponsored by: the Guilford Savings Bank, The Copper Skillet, Chip's Pub III, and Dino's Pizza Restaurant. I'm very happy to be sharing my tent again with my artist friend Gloria Nilsson

KICK-OFF RECEPTION: Friday, October 8th, 7-9pm
RECEPTION LOCATION: In The Rose Room at the Clinton Memorial Town Hall, 54 E. Main Street, Clinton, CT

Outdoor Festival last year, setting up before opening to the public...

FESTIVAL: Saturday & Sunday, October 9 - 10, from 10:00am to 5:00pm

The outdoor Arts Festival in Clinton and the reception are FREE and Open to the Public. 

LOCATION:
Clinton Landing, south of the Clinton Memorial Town Hall
54 E. Main Street
Clinton, CT


Look for my tent at the outdoors festival!!! 

After the Art Festival, for only $10.00, you can also purchase a Weekend Pass and head out on the trail with a colorful program and map in hand to explore the private studios of other well-known artists through out the shoreline. For more info go to: http://www.artscenterkillingworth.org/Trail2010Tickets.shtml  

5.9.10

Celebrate The Healing Power of ART: Water, Water Everywhere...

 My work was feature in this blog...take a look!

Celebrate The Healing Power of ART: Water, Water Everywhere...: "In our Healing Power of Art online exhibition many artists' works were inspired by nature and its elements. Two award-winning artists Corina..."

16.5.10

Opening Reception at the Mamaroneck Artists Guiild, New York

Yesterday, Saturday, May 15th, was the opening reception of the Sixth Annual Small Works Open Juried Show, presented by the Mamaroneck Artists' Guild. Where my sculpture Rhino was among the selected artworks in this exhibit. This years Juror was Jeffrey Mueller, Gallery Director at Silvermine Guild Arts Center. 

Here are some pictures of the opening...

 
The Mamaroneck Artists' Guild Gallery 
 

My selected sculpture, Rhino, sitting by the Galery's window

 








People looking at Rhino...






Location: 
Mamaroneck Artists' Guild, Inc. 
126 Larchmont Ave. 
Larchmont, New York, 10538 
Tel: 914.834.1117

 
Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 5pm or by appointment 


You can view this art exhibition until Saturday, May 29th, 2010

13.5.10

2 of my textured paintings amongst Best in Painting at The Healing Power of Art

I just found out two of my textured paintings, "Unsettled Waters" and "Gentle Flow", were selected amongst Best in Painting for the Manhattan Arts International's "Healing Power of Art" online exhibition, and I'm so thrilled to be part of it, I wanted to share it with you.

This year's exhibition's theme is Positive Art That Uplifts The Spirit and it was juried by artist Joanie San Chirico and co-juried by Renee Phillips, Director of the Manhattan Arts International

Manhattan Arts International
 Positive Art That Uplifts The Spirit

Visit the online exhibition HERE, and if you may, please add your comments about the exhibition at the Celebrate The Healing Power of Art BLOG


We would all love to hear from you!


You'll be able to view this wonderful and uplifting exhibition, on-line, until September 19, 2010

12.5.10

2 Awards on Mother's Day! Can't complain!

Last Sunday, on Mother's Day, was the opening reception of the 81st Annual Connecticut Women Artists Open Juried Exhibition. The Juror of Selection and Awards was Alyssa Monks, nationally recognized artist and educator. So it was a real honor to not only have two of my sculptures selected for the show, but also wining the Third Place Prize Award for my sculpture "Golden Pig."

 Receiving the Award from the current President of the CT Women Artists, Sherrie Parentau
 Holding the Third Place Prize Award next to the winning sculpture, "Golden Pig"

Also, at the opening, I was happily surprised with the Public's Choice Award for my sculpture "Human Rights."

Human Rights
stoneware, epoxy and metal
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
(photograph taken by ©Jose Alvarez de Lugo at the John Slade Ely House Gallery)


This exhibit will be on display until Sunday, June 6th

Location:
John Slade Ely House
51 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-8055

Gallery Hours:
Saturday - Sunday, 2-5pm
Wednesday - Friday, 11am-4pm

Free and Open to the Public

7.5.10

"Awareness" for a cause!! Update...


Following up in my search for someone to give my sculpture "Awareness" to, I have met some very interesting people, who have given me lots of useful information. I was also interviewed by Ann Nyberg for her lovely blog, and even feature at the Celebrate the Healing Power of Art blog... So I have to thank you all of you who have shown interest in what I'm trying to do and to those of you who have given me names of people working on Dense Breast Tissue. I really appreciate all of your efforts, thus I want to give you all a heads up on how this is coming along.... I'm currently looking into each one of the recommendations I have received, and hopefully soon, I will have someone to donate my artwork to. But, in the meantime...

... I'm donating 50% of the sales of my pocket mirrors with the printed image of "Awareness" to the Downey Sisters' Fund FOR BRCA MUTATION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION established by Phebe and Frederick Downey, to honor their daughters: Ann Downey Little • Margaret Downey Hardy • Katherine Downey Berges • Martha Downey Lemp 

The fund will be used to educate the public and the medical community about the genetic risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Phebe and Fred (Center) with daughters (from left to right)
Ann, Meg, Kate and Marti

Here is their story: << Each of our four daughters was determined to have a BRCA1 gene mutation in the summer of 2009. This was after one of their paternal second cousins was diagnosed with breast cancer, and tested positive for a specific BRCA1 mutation which runs in families of Irish/English descent. The hereditary factor became obvious enough to merit active attention.


Fred was tested first and found to have the mutation; our daughters then moved quickly, and unfortunately, each of the four also tested positive. This confirmed some knowledge that had been denied us: hereditary cancers can and do come through the male line. All four of our daughters are in various stages of research, prophylactic surgeries, and treatment. Shockingly, Ann is now battling early stage breast cancer and Martha, early stage ovarian cancer. In each case, awareness of the BRCA1 mutation led to earlier diagnosis than would have occurred otherwise.  Both Kate and Meg are in the process of undergoing prophylactic surgeries, and we hope and pray that no further cancers are discovered. 

The sadness, the shock, and the diagnoses prompted us to act. We chose FORCE as our avenue because its mission included "to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer" and "to promote research specific to hereditary cancer".  This fund will be targeted towards education of both the public and the medical community, so that through it, we might be able to lessen procedures, ease suffering, and best of all, save lives.>>

You can also donate directly to their fund here.

Thanks again to all... Please, take good care of yourselves and the lovely ladies in your lives!!!

13.4.10

Swapping and a warm welcome! Thanks Lawendula!

I recently came across Lawendula's WOVEN LETTERS blog. As it turns out she runs paper swaps all around the world, amongst other things. Isn't that cool?  ...and you know how much I cherish paper, remember all the artworks I've done using them...click here to learn more on how I use them.

So, of course, I had to ask her to include me in the next swap and I'm so thrilled she agreed. Not only that, she gave me a very warm welcome in her blog, please read about it and much more in her blog, here:


I leave you for now with another of my collages:


Green Tea

mixed media
(paper, tea bag, label, acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel)
20" x 20"
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

Can't wait to get my first swap!!


Paper Swap May  by LaWendula.
You can also join the paper swap now, more info on:

24.3.10

Making wings for my sculpture, the firefly!

This is a sculpture that I've been working on for a while now, probably for over a year, since the body had to be build twice, and so on... You see, I wanted to make it out of porcelain, very thin, so if I put a light inside it would show through, but my first attempt came out too thick.

As you probably already know, my sculptures are all round, so to make this shape using just a very thin layer of clay is definitely a challenge. So I did a second one, much thinner, but this time I was not taking any chances, and made little tiny holes just in case I want to put lights inside!! I feel that if I go thinner with the clay it would just be too fragile for transportation.


The head and the pair of wings I made out of regular stoneware and applied an oxide on them. Oh, wait! The winds I made them twice, as well. The thing is that my first pair of wings were laid flat in the kiln so they flattened. The second pair came out just perfect... but I think they are too fragile for transportation. Yes, I have to always think about transportation when I make my sculptures, otherwise they won't make it to their destinations.


Therefore, after giving it a lot of thought I came up with the idea of making them out of copper. It's the perfect color and it would add some light to my firefly, don't you think?

I started by tracing my wings into the copper, using my stoneware wings as pattern.


Then, I cut the copper sheet... oh, how I wish I would have worn globes! ...and filed the borders all around, to get rid of sharp edges.

Ready  for some action?


It's time to apply heat to my new copper wings in order to shape them. I've never worked with a torch before, but I take my Mixed Media title very seriously, so here it goes!!!



...and my wings are done!


Thanks to my friend Lilian who stopped by to guide me through...

Finish sculpture coming soon!!!

22.3.10

I've been tagged! In Memory of Grace Lee Korbel

Dear Friends,

When I first started blogging I had the pleasure to meet a wonderful artist and an amazing human being, Grace Lee Korbel. She was the first cyber friend I made through blogging and she was always encouraging me through her comments to my posts.

Once, she tagged me, and at that time I didn't have much time to understand what this tagging was all about... I new very little of the blogging world. Well, I just found out Grace Lee had passed away last year...  I knew her health was not great, though every time she felt well she went back to creating wonderful art. So, to honor her creative life I'm passing along her tag for it to continue bringing bloggers together, and please, take a look at Grace Lee's legacy by visiting her blog at http://korbelfinearts.blogspot.com/  and her Flickr gallery at http://www.flickr.com/photos/grace_lee_korbel/

Here are the Rules of this game:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write 6 (or more) random things about yourself.
4. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

But you also have to write something about yourself, something most people think they don’t know about you. If you don’t want to expose your darkest sides – show only the sunny side of yourself, maybe they’ll never find out the other stuff.

Six random things about me:
1. I've been married for the past 22 years and we have three wonderful children.
2. We had a Golden Retriever who passed away last summer and we missed him a lot. We now have 4 Teddy Bear hamsters, mommy and 3 of her babies, one of which is special needs. They were born Dec 30th, 2009 and we love them all!
3. I enjoy working along with friend/artists, sharing our experiences and building friendships.
4. I also enjoy looking at other artists' works, visiting galleries and museums, whenever I can.
5. I am currently working on getting better with the social media.
6. My dear husband is building me a new and improved studio where I'll be able to create and showcase my artworks. Can't hardly wait!!!

Here are the people and blogs I am tagging:

Sikiu Perez http://www.sikiublog.com/
Jan Blencowe  http://www.thepaintingadayproject.com/
Aaron Caycedo-Kimura  http://aaroncaycedokimura.wordpress.com/
Melody Lamb hhttp://melodylamb.blogspot.com/
Lori McNee  http://www.finearttips.com/

21.3.10

Mixed Media Artworks in a little coffee table book...

I'm so excited to share with you a book I have published. It contains a compilation of images of my mixed media artworks and it makes for a nice coffee table book. I hope you enjoy browsing through its pages and would like to take it home...just click here:



...and leave your comments, Thanks!

14.3.10

Interview and more... Awareness!


Ann Nyberg,  a Connecticut TV anchor and a beautiful person, came to my home/studio last week to interview me for her fresh and uplifting blog, Annie Mame.com. She had read my last blog entry about my desire to donate my sculpture "Awareness" (read more here), and she wanted to write about it in her blog.

Ann's blog is dedicated to showcase all the extraordinary people and places in our beautiful nutmeg state of Connecticut. So, it was an honor for me to be interviewed by her, and much more... it helps me to spread my message further to find the right foundation to donate "Awareness" to. Here is a link to her blog post:

22.2.10

art, dense breast tissue and breast cancer


My dear readers, I've made a sculpture with the idea not only to raise awareness about breast cancer - women cancer - but also to give it away, to donate it to a foundation that researches for a cure to breast cancer or women cancer.

So, after having it shown in several venues around Connecticut and in NYC, and viewed internationally through web-based galleries, it's time for me to part from it, and for this I NEED YOUR HELP.

I've tried to find the right foundation but there are so many out there that it's hard to choose from... I do know, however, that many, many women, like me, have dense breast tissue which makes it harder for mammograms to detect abnormalities in the breast. You see, dense areas in the breast show up as white in the mammograms, as well as tumors that also show up as white. To make it even worse for us, in a recent study they have found that the cells that make up dense breast tissue may be a more fertile ground for cancer cells to grow in. The studies even suggested that the cancer cells found in women with dense breast tissue tend to be more aggressive that in women with normal breast tissue.

Therefore, since women with dense breast tissue seem to be more likely to get breast cancer and it's harder to be detected early, I would like to donate my sculpture AWARENESS to a foundation researching for a better way to diagnose and prevent Breast Cancer in women with Dense Breast Tissue. So, if you know of a foundation that would benefit on using my work as a fundraiser for their research efforts, as well as to serve as a reminder that we all women need to be aware of the risks and that we need to take prevention into our hands, please let me know. I would really appreciate it.





AWARENESS
stoneware on cedar wood
10"h x 8"w x 8"d
Best in Sculpture at the Manhattan Arts International HerStory online Competition, NYC, 2009
(c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

Using the image of this sculpture I have made pocket mirrors that I sell through my Etsy store. 50% of the profits from the sales of this little mirrors will be also donated to the same foundation. So please HELP me find the right one to give it to!!

NOTE: Since the best medicine is prevention, please women out there do your monthly breast self-exam and have your mammogram done once a year, at least until we know of something better.

14.2.10

V is for...Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this little mixed media collage in the name of LOVE...hence it's name, AMORE!

Once again, I looked into my bag of treasures and found these very old pieces of photographs that depicted red roses on them. They were scraps from a photo class I took while in college; just bad prints that my friend didn't want and she was so nice as to let me keep them. So, this roses where just right as focal point for this piece.

I glued the ripped photographs into a piece of watercolor paper measuring 8.5"h x 10.5"w. I added pieces of hand-made paper and a ripped piece from a pastel drawing. I also added a few pieces of paper here and there from different sources, to add a complementary color and texture. To finish my piece I wrote the word AMORE on silk paper, using India ink in a golden yellow and in red. Then, I ripped the borders by hand and glued the words down around my piece, in a way that you can't read the whole word at once.... Like love, it needs a little effort from both sides to be complete! Enjoy!

 
Amore
mixed media collage
8.5"h x 10.5"w
(c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

This piece, as well as cards made out of prints from this artwork are for sale at my Etsy Store

11.2.10

V is for Victory!

I had to house-sit for friends the other day. They needed someone to be there to receive some furniture they had bought and I really wanted to work on my art. So, I went there armed with my bag of treasures (it's a bag I have been filling up with things I find with "possibilities"...) and two pieces of wood, measuring 20" x 8" each.

When I got there, to my friends' house, I extended all my "treasures" on their kitchen table and started assembling two collages with the scraps I was finding in my bag. One of them I really liked, so I began gluing the pieces together.

I started by layering a piece of a material I found when workers were taking down the siding in my house. It's like thin brown paper in the back and has a very fine layer of something that looks like aluminum paper, and it probably is! So, as you can imagine it has a vintage feeling to it, besides the texture that it adds to my work...Loved it!

I also found in my bag a tag with four numbers that looked like the ones runners use at marathons... so there was my theme for this piece!

I had ripped pieces from a pastel drawing that I placed here and there to add some needed color. I then drew, with graphite, hands raised up as celebrating the victory of my runner and then glued over a transferred image of hands to add more dimension. Stamped irregular lines here and there with a green mixture of acrylic paint...and the furniture arrived, it was now time to get back home...

NOTE: When making a collage, it's very important to put in layers of materials as you work your way around your piece, this way you'll add depth to your work. It will give it dimension, to an otherwise flat surface.

At home, I felt it still needed something else... so I printed on vellum the outlined image of a runner, and glued it down...VOILA! my piece is done! here is the finished result... Enjoy!

Victory
mixed media collage
20" x 8"
(c) 2010 Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

My little token in appreciation to all those runners out there!!! Keep on running!!!
 

25.1.10

heads up 2 !!

Opening night was very exciting. Most of my good friends where there, even my new twitter artists friends came to support me that night, so I'm very thankful to all!!

 



with my Tweeter artists friends from CT:
@aaronck @corinadotdash @janblencowe_art @paintingaway
at my opening


The Paul Mellon Arts Center was designed by Architect I.M. Pei and was completed in 1972. It is located on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street in Wallingford, CT. Tel: (203) 697-2000



The gallery opens daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is free of charge.

MEMOIR, exhibition of my recent works in mixed media and sculpture
will be on display until February 5th, 2010

heads up!

All this time I've been telling you about my solo exhibition at the Paul Mellon Arts Center and then I got so tied up that I haven't been able to tell you about it until today. So here is the heads up!

I started setting up on January 6th. As you know, I brought 49 mixed media paintings and 16 sculptures all together. My husband, our kids and their friends help me transporting all my artworks to the gallery. We needed three cars to do that. They all helped downloading my artworks at the gallery and then they left, all but my husband. After unpacking, we laid down all my paintings on the floor, against the walls, and then my husband had to leave to work So, I was left alone with a hammer, some nails, a tape measure, a pencil, a level, and my artworks. It was scary at first, I didn't know how to start or where to start.

So, I armed myself with courage and started choosing which works would go where, taking into consideration the placement of the sculptures in between my paintings. This was my first time putting up a show this big all by my self.

It took me two days to hang the show around the gallery walls...



 ...and the long 92' long rounded wall at the Theater lobby. 





....on the third day I took my time to carefully assemble "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy", my stoneware and wood sculpture.



This piece is very fragile and the gallery decided for me to place it on top of another pedestal so people won't bump into it, hence it looks as it's sitting in a throne!!



Here is my sculpture in its full splendor ready for viewers!!


12.1.10

3 days to my artist reception...

My solo art exhibition at The Paul Mellon Arts Center is up and running.

Looking back, I can't believe I managed to make so many paintings in such a small amount of time...talking about pressure... I can really work under pressure!! When the executive director of the Paul Mellon Arts Center, Susan Clark, visited my studio, mid October, 2009, and proposed this exhibition with my work by January of 2010, I was a little worried. I knew I had enough sculptures for the exhibit but not that many paintings. Susan Clark even said to me that if I didn't have enough paintings to put on the walls, we could concentrate in having my work only in the Gallery space. But if you know me, I love a challenge so, I wanted my work all through out the Lobby of the theater as well. Yes!, an extra 92 feet long wall to fill...

You see, the Paul Mellon Arts Center consists of two buildings with a courtyard in the center. Both buildings have a wall of glass towards the courtyard, so you can see from the inside of one building through the other one across. Just beautiful, to be able to see the walls in both spaces filled with art. Well... one of the buildings holds the Gallery, the box office, classrooms... and the other one holds the theater and such...

I knew many people come to the theater from all over to see a play, listen to orchestras, etc, so it was very important for me to have my work in both spaces. So, in a month and a half I created 30 mixed media artworks for the show, even the one I used for the invitations:


Diffused
oil on wood
32" h x 42"w
© Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


There is a total of 16 sculptures and 49 mixed media artworks that I have on display in both spaces, the Gallery and the Theater Lobby at The Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT



The Artist Reception is this coming up Friday, January 15th at 6pm. Please, feel free to stop by if you happen to be near by...

8.1.10

HAPPY NEW YEAR / HAPPY NEW DECADE!!



On New Year's Eve, outside in the cold, under falling snow with a champagne glass in my hand
CHEERS!!!
to all my followers and wishes of good health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

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