Friday, April 1, 2011
Current exhibition of Maya Gerr and Moscow puppet theater workshop at the Gallery on April 5 th
Our current Spring exhibition, featuring new paintings and graphics of Boston artist Maya Gerr will continue through April 16 th.
Born and educated in Moscow, Russia, Maya Gerr received her formal degree in art as well as applied arts: costume design,painting on silk and leather, along with design of tapestry, which she found particulary interesting because she felt it allowed for the use of extra volume and texture. Maya Gerr spent a few years in Heidelberg, Germany- a town of picturesque hills and ruins of medieval castles, which inspired artists and poets of German Romanticism and provided great influence on her work too! There she was naturally attracted to landscapes in both watercolor and oil paint.And finally, when artist moved to the United States, her paintings became more abstract with hidden animal and plant motifs.
RUSSIAN PUPPET PROGRAM:
On Tuesday, April 5th, from 11:30AM-1PM in cooperation with Arts in Healthcare of New England, a Russian Puppet program will be performed at the Gallery.
Moscow Puppet theater Vagrant Booth (www.booth.ru) will perform the famous Russian puppet show "Petrushka". Puppeteers Alexander Gref and Elena Slonymskaya will run a workshop on reducing stress and anxiety with puppets and show the elements of the puppet theater&art making for children, child life therapists, and drama therapists.
From Russia With Art gallery (www.fromrussiawithart.org, 617 3542930) is open at 1977 Mass. Avenue in Cambridge, MA near Porter Sq T station Wed-Sun 10:30-7:00PM, and this coming Tuesday for the workshop! We hope to see you soon!