Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Freeman's Auction and Studio Incamminati - Opening Reception April 15, 2011

Studio Incamminati instructors Lea Wight and Natalie Italiano
 Studio Incamminati is having a week long celebration of art at Freeman's Auction in Philadelphia, 1808 Chestnut Street, April 15-21, 2011.  Freeman's Auction is the oldest auction house in the country. In anticipation of the upcoming royal wedding, this celebration includes a Royal Wedding Tribute, featuring a display of rare photographs and letters of Diana, Princess of Wales.  On view is also a new portrait of Diana painted by Studio Incamminati artistic director Nelson Shanks, as well as 50 additional paintings by Shanks and Studio Incamminati instructors and students. 

Studio Incamminati artist Yoni Park with "Fellow" Joe Dolderer
 There are numerous events during the week, including a virtuoso demo by Shanks on Wednesday night, April 20, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Freeman's.  Shank's demos are a must see for any serious realist painter or student of representational art, as well as collectors or anyone who loves painting. It is a truly amazing experience and a privilege to see this world renowned master at work. His understanding and use of color to communicate the effect of light is unparalleled. Tickets are $50.00 per person.

Students Sakiko Shinkai, Ruth Miller and "Fellow' Joe Dolderer 
 Additional events include a Royal Wedding Tribute Reception featuring  Michael Smerconish interviewing Patrick Jephson and Nelson Shanks about their close relationships with Princess Diana, and a Royal Wedding Private Tribute dinner, on Thursday, April 21. Studio Incamminati artists will be painting portraits from live models in Freeman's window daily from approximately 10 to 4, so stop by and experience this amazing process. The exhibit inside is on display daily from Saturday, April 16 to Thursday, April 21, and is free and open to the public.  For further information and to purchase tickets for the special events visit www.studioincamminati.org/freemans or call 215-592-7910.  There is also a silent auction in the exhibit, bids will be accepted all week.

Instructors Kerry Dunn and Jafang Lu with student John Flavin
Dr. Alan Kwon with Studio Incamminati artist Liora Seltzer
Studio Incamminati board president Frank Giordano and Marc Mostovoy, board member emeritus
Instructor Robin Frey and student Penny Harris
Instructors Darren Kingsley, Steve Early and advanced student Katya Held.

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