Date(s) & Time(s)::
October 25, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne
Exciting Gallery Opening and Artists' Reception
Friday, October 25, 5:30-7:00pm
Come for your first look at the new exhibit featuring the work of artists Vassilen Vasevski, Jordan Ivanov and Al Martin which will be in the First Presbyterian Gallery from October 25 through December 1. Enjoy great food and beverages.
Regrettably, the opening night performance of the theater production, Mrs. Packard, scheduled for this Friday evening has had to be cancelled because of family emergencies among the actors and production staff, but the Gallery reception is going on as scheduled.
Vassilen Vasevski will be speaking about his work at 6:30pm and he and Al Martin will be available for, and are looking forward to, one-on-one conversations with reception attendees throughout the evening.
You can read more about the artists and their work below:
Vassilen Vasevski & Jordan Ivanov, Life is a Dream
'Vassi' Vasevski is a Bulgarian born artist who lives in the US. He has a M.F.A. in Painting from The National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria and an A.S. from Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN in Commercial Arts. Since 1990 he has participated in numerous art shows in Europe and the US. A former resident of Fort Wayne, Vassi now lives in Chicago, where he is an Assistant Professor at The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago. "My favorite themes are based on the emotions born from memories, dreams and expectations...And my greatest reward has always been when a painting of mine touches and excites someone."
Jordan Ivanov was born in Bulgaria and lives in New Orleans, where he works as a Production artist for The Mardi Grass Festival. He holds a M.F.A. in Industrial Design from The National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Jordan has organized and participated in numerous art shows in Europe and the US. "I would like my paintings to speak to the innermost parts of the soul, to pull the most sensitive strings, and to help people establish harmonies with their true identities."
Vasevski and Ivanov have been collaborating since 2004. This is their second show at First Presbyterian Gallery.
Al Martin, Ceramics
Al Martin live and work in Fort Wayne. His crystal glazed, organic forms are simply beautiful. Crystalline glazes have been a part of ceramics for centuries, but were usually seen as flaws; yet they are responsible for infinite colors and shapes which appear to "float" on top of the object's surface and which wrap around the contour of the object. This practice of glazing in ceramics, when done effectively, as in Martin's work, demonstrates a great skill and experience of heating and cooling the ceramic piece to produce a desired crystal pattern.
Hope you can join us for this wonderful evening!
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