Monday, June 25, 2012

Gabriella Soraci in First Street Gallery, NYC

A painting, Wooden Box on Table (2010), by Gabriella Soraci has been selected for inclusion in this years' National Juried Exhibition at First Street Gallery in New York City.  This exhibition runs from June 21-July 14 with a reception on June 23, 3-5 pm.

Gabriella Soraci is an instructor at Lane Community College where she teaches drawing, painting, and color design.  The Wooden Box on Table (Bottom of Box), 2010, Oil on Canvas, 20" x 16", was made at the Millay Colony for the Arts, September 2010.

The First Street Gallery is located at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, New York, New York 10001.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Critical Thinking through Drawing; Responding to the 2010 Haitian Earthquake

An online art auction of student work from Art 131, Spring Term 2012 (Instructed by Gabriella Soraci), will be held to help the charity group in raising funds to build a children's center/orphanage in Haiti this summer.

“The goal (for the Final Project) is to understand how we can use the visual language of drawing to effectively communicating our thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The ongoing effort to help the people of Haiti rebuild from the 2010 earthquake will be our chosen subject to respond to. At the end of the project the drawings will be collected by a volunteer with the non-profit charity group, Random, for an online auction. The proceeds of which will go to help build an orphanage/child center in Haiti this summer.... Learning how to gather and filter information and make wise visual choices is part of learning to think critically and is a large part of the project. "

Please see the Live Journal website for more details.
The auction will begin Monday June 11th and last for two weeks. Winning bidders will be contacted after the auction ends.
You can bid on the artwork by posting a comment on the image post for the selected work you are interested in. Payment can be made through PayPal, with either a local pickup or shipping to an address within the USA. All proceeds will go to (minus shipping fees).

Questions? Contact:
Gabriella Soraci (Art Instructor)
Tahni Nitkins - Volunteer for and Lane Community College Student