Friday, January 25, 2008

Marianne Lettieri

My Kingdom, 16 x 17 x13

Dovecote for Cornell, 30 x21 x10

Artist’s Statement
I grew up within sight of the missile gantries at Cape Canaveral, Florida during the race to the moon between the US and USSR. Visual juxtapositions, such as rosette spoonbills flying at the rumble of a rocket launch, created for me a lasting appreciation of images that are at once familiar and unsettling. Connecting disparate elements so that we see things in a new way is central to my art. I enjoy collecting and using in my work vintage objects and ephemera that tell stories of who we are how we have lived. Transforming forgotten castoffs and ordinary detritus into meaningful imagery is for me a personal statement of faith.

Marianne Lettieri received a BFA from University of Florida in 1971 with majors in printmaking, drawing and dance. She worked as a graphic artist and modern dancer prior to a career in creative marketing and communications in the high technology industry of Northern California. She now works full time as an artist in assemblage, collage and mixed media, and conducts art workshops in the Bay Area. She exhibits at The Main Gallery in Redwood City, and is the founder of Arts of the Covenant, a Christian art organization.

March 17-April 20, 2008 at The Main Gallery in Redwood City, she will show new works created with cages and lanterns that explore the concepts of confinement and freedom.

Monday, January 14, 2008

SVOS May 3rd & 4th

It's that time to start preparing for Silicon Valley Open Studios 2008!

Last May was our first year exhibiting as the Linden Street Warehouse artists and it was very successful. Not only that, but we had a lot of fun. We had a meeting about it recently, and I gather that we're even more excited about it this year.

Linden Street Warehouse ~ participating during Weekend One
May 3rd & 4th, 2008
Southern San Mateo County

Coming soon - a list of our participants and a peek at their artwork!