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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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