Monday, March 01, 2010

Mae West: A New Portrait

MAE WEST's portrait will be unveiled — — as an eye-catching new exhibition opens today, 1 March 2010, in Northern Virginia, celebrating Women's History Month.
• • Artist Rosemary Gallick, who lives in Centreville, VA and teaches art history at Northern Virginia Community College, has titled her show "American Women: Voices of the Past & Present" and has captured on canvas notable females such as the First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Obama, divas of the silver screen Mae West and Marilyn Monroe, and entertainers such as Janis Joplin, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, and more. Inspired also by political theatre, Gallick painted Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, and Sonia Sotomayor.
• • The heads of the singers, for instance, have been rendered mostly in acrylic with touches of mixed media for special effects. "The emotionally charged lines and dazzling colors embrace the exuberance of the individual performer," Gallick said.
• • For four weeks you can enjoy these artworks on display at Northern Virginia Community College's Woodbridge Campus [1 March — 1 April 2010]. Admission is free. The Woodbridge Campus is located at 15200 Neabsco Mills Road — — off Interstate 95 at exit 156. For information, phone 703-878-5797. And tell them you heard about it on the MAE WEST BLOG.

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