Monday, June 1, 2009

Arts League showcases my work in June

Here's the press release for two local shows which include my work.
The Chestertown Arts League will present two shows in their Cannon Street galleries in June. In the main gallery the themed show “Artful Structures” will be mounted. The show organizers have recruited artists in all media to present examples of their work which draw inspiration from, reflect upon, and/or turn to the structures of man, animals and nature in general. The show will include pastels by Jody Primoff and Evie Baskin; architectural painting by Ras Kloman; abstract acrylic collages by Angela Ranzoni; paintings from Venice and Provence by Linda Hall; colored pencil and watercolor pieces by Audrey Rooney; quilts by Marjorie Aronson; stoneware by Signe Hanson; photography by Ned Thompson, David Batcheller, Lani Seikaly, et al.; and a wide variety of other artists’ work in similar and related media.

In the studio gallery we will present “Zoo and Dot”: An exhibit of paintings by CAL artist Angela Ranzoni. This colorful exhibit showcases work from Angela’s “Zoo” series of acrylic paintings, exploring color relationships within dream-like imagery of creatures imaginary and familiar. Whimsy and mischief abound as she lets symbols of personal mythology onto the canvas. The more abstract “Dot” series incorporates bright color and geometric shapes that seem to move and pulsate. A lifelong artist, Angela studied painting at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston with Jamaican painter Kofi Kayiga, who encouraged her to work from within. At New College of CA, she completed her undergraduate thesis on Expressive Arts Therapy, documenting her own healing process through a debilitating injury and chronic pain condition. She has led expressive arts workshops, chronic pain support groups, and art and sensory stimulation activities for the elderly. She finds inspiration where expressive art forms overlap – the visual arts, music, writing, performance, dance and movement, and strongly believes that everyone has something to gain by participating in the arts.

The shows will open on First Friday June 5 at 5PM – 8PM with a reception and run through Sun June 28, 2009. The venue is the CAL galleries at 312 Cannon St., Chestertown. Regular gallery hours are: Thurs, Fri. 11AM – 4PM; Saturdays 10AM – 4 PM and Summer Sundays Noon – 3PM. For specific questions on this show contact show organizers: Rich Hall 410-928-5012 ( or Evie Baskin ( For general questions on CAL activities contact the gallery: 410-778-5789 or (
“Structures 1” an acrylic collage by CAL artist Angela Ranzoni


Blogger Elephunk said...

congrats on the exhibits! That's really exciting. The press release is great.

June 1, 2009 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger syzygy13 said...

Hooray! It is a great press release. Sooo wish we could come to the opening! Please take lots of pictures, we'd love to live vicariously through your fabulousness in Chestertown. No irony at all! ;)

June 2, 2009 at 7:30 AM  

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