Capital ArtWorks Studio and Gallery presents “Out of the Sierras”, featuring the work of Thaleia Georgiades, from August 10th, 2013 to October 5th, 2013. Georgiades works on location in the Sierra Mountains using pastels to create landscapes that capture fleeting moments and kindle a spark of emotion in the mind of the viewer. There will be an opening reception on Saturday August 10th, from 6 - 9pm. During the Second Saturday Art Walk reception visitors will also enjoy live music and refreshments and watch local artists paint from a live model.
Thaleia Georgiades is a versatile painter, whose work ranges from watercolor to oil, and from still life to portrait, but her passion is for working with pastels and depicting the landscapes of the Sierra mountain regions. She packs on foot or horseback into the high country to camp, paint, photograph, fish, and explore. She also travels to paint on location throughout the western states. Her work has been exhibited in 14 states and has earned numerous national awards, including the Grumbacher Gold Medallion and the Faber Birren Color Award. She has a comprehensive background in art that includes a degree in Art and Education, years of experience as a graphic artist, and numerous independent studies with well known artists. In addition to developing her own artwork, she takes great pleasure in teaching others skills that help them to grow. “Art is a life-long journey for me; an endless pursuit of excellence... [It] is a skill that allows me to grow throughout my lifetime while truly enjoying life and delighting in the many adventures along the way.”
The exhibition “Drawings and Paintings” by Capital ArtWorks instructor Marco Ospina also continues in the Capital ArtWorks Studio Gallery through September 7, 2013. Ospina's portraits and figure studies explore the immense beauty of the human form through painting and drawing from life, using oil, charcoal, and Conté pencil. Through an extensive study of various techniques, trends, and genres, Marco found his passion in the human figure and portraiture. Born and raised in Cartago, a small town in southwestern Colombia, Ospina moved to California in his late teens. After a career as an advertising designer and studies in Europe and New York, Marco moved to Venice, Italy, where he deepened his studies of the Italian masters and the Venetian School of Painting. His work, inspired by the uncluttered realism of Renaissance life studies and portraits, has been exhibited in New York, San Antonio, Orbetello (Italy) and Venice (Italy).
Located at 1215 21st Street, Suite B in Sacramento, Capital ArtWorks Gallery is open for Second Saturday Art Walks from 6 pm to 9 pm and by appointment. The studio is also open for painting classes and drop in figure drawing sessions on a daily basis. For more information contact Capital ArtWorks at (916) 207-3787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.