This coming Friday, January 11, 2013 from 6 to 9PM, the Galleria Ca D’oro located in the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables will present it’s first art exhibition of the year (on view through January 25th) with an exhibition entitled W3, Women in Art with the work by Mercedes Cisneros, Gloria Sesana and Federica Zavanella.
Curated by Gloria Porcella, the three-woman show exhibiting photography, portraits and still life celebrates the most influential women in arts and culture in Miami.
"The artists might come from different countries and backgrounds but their common language is art, and it's through their art that there is a thread that ties them together, a sensitivity, an attention to detail, a delicate stroke, an inner force which is expressed and exposed by their use of color, technique and composition," said Porcella.
Mercedes Cisneros, a practicing attorney and Chair of the City of Miami Arts & Entertainment Council, will be showcasing her portraits, which are beautifully executed in the classical tradition where she has been trained at the Romero-Hidalgo Studios in Miami.
“The background of my portraits are made of 24K gold leaf and for this process I first apply a layer of red bole onto a smooth gesso board; once totally dried I use a thin layer of rabbit skin glue mixture to adhere the gold leaf. The gold leaf is carefully adhered in small rectangles on the surface," said Cisneros.
Gloria Sesana, a Colombian photographer based in Miami, will be showcasing her rich and sensual landscapes, which are full of texture, rich colors and contrast.
Still life painter Federica Zavanella, whom after many years working as an Art Director for an advertising agency in Italy moved to Miami and has dedicated her time in capturing the natural wonders of Florida. She will be exhibiting The Flying Turtle, an acrylic on canvas painting rich with details, colors and depth.
The Italian Consul General, Alfredo Barattolo, will be present in support of artists and also to celebrate “2013, Year of Italian Culture in the US” which is a yearlong celebration of Italian culture in more than 30 cities. This program will showcase Italy’s art, science, music, design and innovations from the past and future across America.