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May 29 11

Art History – Sean in Sweden

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May 25 11

Angel Ramiro Sanchez ‘Realtà di Due Mondi’ (Reality of Two Worlds)

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

Angel Ramiro Sanchez, our painting program Director, will be having a one-man exhibition at ‘the pretigious Fondazione Stelline’ in Milan, from June 10-July 2, 2011.
The show, which will be Ramiro’s most important solo show in Italy to date, will include 31 works that chronicle his career with particular attention to his more recent work from the last year.
This exhibition of paintings by Angel Ramiro Sanchez has been organized by the Fondazione Stelline, the Embassy of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Holy See and Consulate General of Venezuela in Milan, with the patronage of the Comune di Milano and the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte in recognition of this young master’s unique perspective on two worlds: his
native Venezuela, and the land where he lives and works, Italy.

“As this fascinating show reveals, the two worlds of Ramiro: Realtà di due mondi are the lands of his origins and formation, Venezuela and Italy. But they are also the pictorial worlds of visual reality, rendered by the brush as few other painters can, and the invisible reality of the spirit. Whatever theme he chooses, Ramiro is an artist who never ceases to look inside himself and indeed look reality in the face.”
John T. Spike
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 8 May 2011

After many smaller exhibitions, this present show at the Fondazione Stelline is the first important monographic exhibition of his work in Italy. Some thirty paintings and drawings from all phases of his career are included with an emphasis on his most recent work of 2010 and 2011.

May 23 11

19th Century Scandinavian Female Painters by Anki Eriksson Graves Spring 2011

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May 18 11

Melissa Franklin ‘On the Terrace Loved by Picasso and Rodin’

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

FAA Alumn, Melissa Franklin, exhibits 20 paintings in Venice at ‘Il Paradiso’, an exhibition space on the terrace of the restaurant, ‘Paradiso’, made famous by artists such as Klimt, Rodin, Picasso and Warhol. The show will run until May 20, 2011.

May 14 11

Naturalistic Sculpture from Jules Dalou to The Florence Academy of Art Spring 2011

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May 7 11

Portrait Society of America, ‘International Portrait Competition’ 2011

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

FAA alumni shine at this years Portrait Society of America, ‘International Portrait Competition’.
The PSoA recently held their Art of the Portrait conference where they announced the winners for their annual International Portrait Competition. We’re very proud to have several FAA alumni among the winners.

Congratulations to all!

Graduate and former drawing instructor, Jesus Villarreal won the Draper Grand Prize with his painting, ‘The Mirror’.

Click here to see more of Jesus’s work.

Graduate and former drawing instructor, Teresa Oaxaca won second place with her painting, ‘Father Time’.

Click here to see more of Teresa’s work.

Our current Anatomy and Ecroche instructor, Alicia Ponzio recieved an honor award for her sculpture, ‘Claudia Regina Del Fiume’.

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May 6 11

19th C. Italian Sculpture by Sean Forester Spring 2011

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May 5 11

Alan Lawson about Beauty Spring 2011

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May 5 11

Daniel Graves Early vs. Late Spring 2011

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