Artists’ Reception at Kentlands Mansion
Gaithersburg presents “Oil Paintings,” featuring the remarkable works of Connie Gallerizzo, Evan Goldman and David Terrar at the Kentlands Mansion from Feb. 1 through March 29. The public is invited to meet the artists at a free reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Connie Gallerizzo has been painting for over 30 years. A hair colorist by day, her painting reflects a passion for color and an excitement for the world around her, with a painting style that echoes the bright colors and soft brushstrokes of the early Impressionists. Gallerizzo is mostly inspired by the quaint landmarks of rural Montgomery and Howard counties. She paints with a brilliant curiosity that uncovers the charm of everyday life. Gallerizzo is a member of the Olney Art Association and the Maryland Art League. Her work has been exhibited in various shows in the Inner Harbor, Berlin, Sandy Spring and other Maryland locations. To view her work or to contact her for a painting commission, visit www.conniesartgallery.com.
Evan Goldman’s recent landscapes are inspired by the many trips he’s taken around the world, including visits to China, India, Cambodia, Spain, France, Scotland, Norway, and Canada. Bustling cities, majestic castles, epic mountains, and ancient ruins come to life in his exciting new series. “Each country I visit is an exciting adventure and my goal is to capture the feeling of the experience in my painting,” says Goldman. After receiving a Presidential Scholar in the Arts national award in high school, he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art on a scholarship and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. In 2006, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from The New York Academy of Art, which he also attended on a scholarship. Following graduate school, he completed an extended apprenticeship with Norwegian figurative painter Odd Nerdrum in Stavern, Norway. Goldman has also studied painting at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, Maryland and the Art League School of Alexandria, Virginia. He continues to further his education and expose himself to the work of other artists at the Art League School at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, where he studies with internationally renowned neo-Classical painter Robert Liberace. View Goldman’s art at www.evangoldmanart.com.
Based in Damascus, Maryland, David Terrar is a painter who is entranced by all that the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. His paintings depict the boats of people who live on the bay and make their daily living from crabbing and the water.”I don’t like to paint yachts and luxury boats,” says Terrar. “I prefer to focus on boats that are used to make a living.” Terrar was not always a painter. Like many artists, he was drawn to art when he was young and spent much of his time drawing, however he studied political science and French at the Benedictine College of St. Leo in Florida. “Like any kid I drew a lot in school. My teachers noted that I was better at drawing than most of the other students. In college, Paul Tennis, a Benedictine monk who lived in a monastery in Florida, took me under his wing and taught me a lot.” Terrar earned an MBA in International Management, which has led him to work in 38 different countries, including Turkey, France, Algeria, Guinea, West Africa, Canada, the Philippines, Spain, and Brazil.
Located at 320 Kent Square Road, the Mansion Gallery strives to foster a dialogue between the arts and the community. Viewing is by appointment only. Please call the Mansion at 301.258.6425 to schedule a visit.