Local ART EXHIBIT runs March 13th through May 11, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 7-9pm
Location: Gumenick Family Gallery
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
On Mountain Road just off I-295 at the Woodman Road South exit
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Hours : Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-5pm
Gallery hours may vary if a private event is in the gallery.
Please call 804-261-2787 to confirm the gallery is open to the public.
Artwork exhibited in the Gumenick Family Gallery and Slantwall Gallery may be available for sale.
Dell’Oceano: From the Sea
Artist: Cara Michele DiMassimo
March 13-May 11, 2014
As a young girl, Cara was intrigued by art and began drawing and painting. She was primarily interested in developing a realistic style, and was particularly attracted to the animate: animals, and especially the human form. She was blessed to be “discovered” in a 7th grade art class by well-known artist, Tim O’Kane. He became her teacher, mentor, and friend. As a high-school student, she attended figure drawing classes with him. He helped her hone her drawing skills, taught her how to paint with oils, and broadened her horizons with art history. She majored in art in college and earned her BFA from James Madison University, and continued to develop her personal style while living in Manhattan and studying alternate media through classes at the School of Visual Arts. A major change in direction took place in 2004, when she opened The Glass Palette with her mother in Charlottesville, VA. Her focus became the art of fused glass, and after learning how to use glass as an artistic medium, she finally began to create her own style of art through glass, allowing her background in painting to influence and inform her work. Glass is in itself an expressive medium. It is vibrant, fragile, mysterious, and timeless. Glass is modern and ancient, classical and contemporary. Her work seeks to embrace what is inherent to glass as a medium – to use its expressiveness as a vehicle to articulate her visions. It is not merely a canvas. Every element participates in the communicative process. Her panels are created using cut glass, flame-worked glass, glass powders and enamels to produce her original designs. After they are kiln fired (usually multiple times) at around 1400 degrees, they are often sand carved to achieve depth and translucency.
Selected works for sale. Purchases can be done at the information desk (804) 261-2787 or gift shop (804) 261-6204.
Purchase unique artwork for your home or office!