The Huntington Arts Council, Main Street Gallery is proud to present the next of our Invitational Gallery Shows “Her Story through Art” A celebration of Women’s History Month. This show features the work of Anahi DeCanio, Ann Parry, Tara Leale Porter and Irene Vitale. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 3, 2017 from 6-8pm and will be on display now through March 25 at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington.
The Invitational Gallery Shows are a Huntington Arts Council opportunity for small groups of artists to participate in a shared exhibit in our Main Street Gallery. This group of talented female artists represent a diverse range of technique and use of a variety of mediums. The resulting combination is an exhibit that tells each artists story through her work. A wonderful representative way to celebrate Women’s History Month. Please join us at the opening, all are welcome to attend.
Anahi DeCanio is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including award winning product designs. Her work is part of private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Anahi has participated in group and solo exhibits across the US winning numerous awards in national juried competitions. Her work has been widely published including mentions in The New York Times, The Palm Beach Post and TIME magazine, as well as in several TV and motion picture productions. Anahi is also the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and founder and curator of eco-friendly art and design show eARThHAMPTONS.
Ann Parry is a portrait photographer, contract photographer for an international news wire service as well as a freelance photographer for Long Island magazines and newspapers. Her award-winning photoblog “From Long Island” – FromLongIsland.com – covers L.I. and NYC events and places, particularly ones related to culture and traditions, civics, politics, animals in need, nature, autos, and aviation.
Tara Leale Porter attended Pratt Institute for her BFA and Hofstra University for an MA in Art Therapy which encouraged her to play with art materials in a novel way and to look for unconventional methods of self expression. She is self taught in glass where her hallmark is texture. Tara’s artistry has grown from many sources including trail ultra running which developed her deep connection to the beauty of nature and self.
Irene Vitale is a prolific New York artist, painting for more than 20 years. Irene has created a Boudoir Collection of drawings, pastels and oil paintings that honor the substance and power of women. These amazing works are striking examples of how adept she is at capturing emotions and sensibilities as the figure models reveal them, whether it’s vulnerability, confidence, strength, or sensuality. Irene’s art education began when she received the prestigious Xavier Gonzales Scholarship to The Art Student’s League of New York where she studied with Harvey Dinnerstein and Greg Kruetz. An alumnus of The Painting Group of New York, Irene is also a faculty member at The Art League of Long Island where she presently teaches.