October 8 to December 3 – 2014
Shangri-La celebrates RED through the fine art works of Lia Galletti and Shirley Wilson Blake.
About the RED Show
Starting October 8 and ending December 3, Shangri-La celebrates RED through the works of local artists Lia Galletti and Shirley Wilson Blake. We welcome you to an artist reception on Wednesday, October 8th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm – free to the public. Come and be graced with the energies of this artistic night as you walk the historic property. Listen to a live performance of Piano and Native American Flute by Alchymie and Hung Ly. Bring a drum or hula hoop and join our drumming circle under the great Mysore fig trees. Catch a glimpse of the fleeting masterpiece of Jane Portaluppi as she graces the grounds with an 8x8 sidewalk painting. Participate in the Live interactive painting performance by Danielle Branchaud and Cesar Aquilera of Nova Art Studio. We hope you will join us this evening as we gather to honor RED.
About the RED featured artists
Lia Galletti was born on October 8, 1943 in Havana, Cuba. The eldest of three siblings, she grew up in Havana in a creative environment with her father, also an artist, enriching her artistic path while she watched him work. In 1960, at the age of 17, she left the island with her family and moved to New York where she finished her education and started to paint and exhibit her work in New York's Greenwich Village and other venues on the east coast.
Photographed Works by Lia Galletti are:
INSIGHT - acrylic on canvas - 50" x 40" - 2013
PARALLEL - acrylic on canvas - 66" x 48" - 2012
She is an abstract artist and has been developing her individual painting style and technique since 1983, using water under pressure to create different layers.
In 1987 she studied Printmaking within the disciplines of etching, drypoint, linocut, silkscreen and monoprints and received an award at The Boston Printmakers, Brockton Art Museum, Boston, MA. Her work is in their collection, as well as in the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR, where she participated at the Latin American Printmakers Biennial of San Juan.
She has participated in solo exhibitions and collective expositions in the US and abroad and her work is in several private and public collections and has sold at Sotheby's New York.
Lia Galletti now lives in Fort Myers, Florida where she has her studio since 2004.
My paintings are mindscapes where contrasting colors and shapes coexist in tense harmony, much like life itself. I was always interested in painting and, even though I have been interested in other techniques, like printmaking, jewelry and photography, my main interest is painting. Through painting I can express my vision.
Visit Lia online at: www.liagalletti.com.
Media Kit for Lia Galletti: Media Kit PDF.
Shirley Wilson Blake
Photographed Works by Shirley Wilson Blake are:
SHALL WE DANCE - acrylic - 24" x 36"
THREE WINDOWS - acrylic - 11" x 14"
Shirley Blake began painting in the early 1980's, has studied with local, national, and international artists and has taught others since 1987. She works mainly in acrylic on canvas but has a background in watercolor, mixed media, and collage as well. Her painting style is abstract focused with emphasis on design elements, color, and composition.
Visit Shirley online at: shirleyblake.com.
No outside photography, food or drinks permitted on the property. Applies to all events.