Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The First of Two Artist Demonstrations - Thursday, January 24, 2013

John Carollo and Marsha De Broske try to integrate free educational demonstrations of their distinctive techniques into their gallery events when possible, and are pleased to be presenting the first of two such events during the Mount Dora Center for the Arts exhibition on Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 6-8 PM.

This is a great opportunity for members of the public to interact with both artists, learn more about how they work and what inspires them, and enjoy a lively discussion about what they do, their collaboration and specific pieces in the show.

Marsha will demonstrate her innovative use of PowerTex fabric hardener from 6-7 PM, showing how she sculpts a figure from the surprising starting material of wire and cotton strips. Here's a brief glimpse of her at work during a previous event:

John will explain his unusual Controlled Chaos painting technique with watercolor on paper from 7-8 PM, providing examples of his creation of atmospheric and glowing light effects.  Here is how he created one of the pieces currently in the show, No Exit:

There will be a second round of demos on Thursday, February 21, 2013, where John will show how he transferred his painting technique from paper to silk, used to create three large pieces in the show from 6-7 PM and Marsha will continue her work with PowerTex from 7-8 PM.

The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is located at 138 East Fifth Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757. Please visit www.mountdoracenterforthearts.org or call 352-383-0880 for more information.

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