by Daniel Read and Jewelry by Margarita"
August 11th -
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18th, 5-9PM
Art, Food and Wine: Thursday, August 25th, 5-7PM
On Thursday, August 18th, the opening reception for “Shared Visions; Glass by Daniel Read and Jewelry by Margarita” will be held at Gallery Z from 5:00 to
“Shared Visions” will be Gallery Z’s 105th exhibit, and features hand blown glass by Daniel Read and jewelry designs by Margarita.
Margarita, of Warwick, RI creates jewelry of vintage cut glass. Since 1979, her designs have sold in museums, galleries and boutiques across the U.S.A , Virgin Islands, and Canada. Margarita has also created custom designs for opera singers, country western singers and a boutique chain in Tokyo, Japan.
Margarita studied fine arts at the University of Connecticut and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she performed off Broadway and on day time TV. Margarita states, “My jewelry designs focus on the color and cut of vintage glass. Much of my inspiration comes from my background in theatre as they have a touch of make believe and fantasy.”
Daniel Read, also of Warwick, RI, has exhibited at the Lymann Allyn Art Museum, the New Bedford Glass Museum, and the MIT Museum. His colorful blown glass ranges from organic, aquatic forms to geometric architectural pieces and elegant, functional glass vessels. Daniel met the artist Dale Chihuly while attending the Rhode Island School of Design, where he went on to become his first employee and a member of his glass blowing team for 12 years. He has also taught workshops at Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Snow Farm, RISD, MIT and private studios. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 18th, from 5 to 9PM, and the show will run from August 11th to September 3rd 2011.
Our Art, Food & Wine Creating Awareness for a Cause event is held at the gallery on the last Thursday of every month. For this month’s event, Gallery Z partners with the participating Public Art Window organization and will host a fundraising event to elevate public consciousness for their cause on Thursday, August 25th. This event, which will run from 5:00 – 7:00pm, will feature cuisine provided by a local Providence restaurant and world-class hand selected wine provided by Mark Gasbarro of Gasbarro’s Wines located at 361 Atwells Ave. on Historic Federal Hil