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Stories on Canvas

August 20, 2022
  • 43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans, MA 02653
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    Previews Friday, August 19 and at addisonart.com as work is completed. Paintings may be reserved at any time.

    An exhibition of new works by Maryalice Eizenberg and Andrea Petitto demonstrating how accomplished artists capture the life around us. Figures at markets and strolling the landscape, classic homesteads and cultivated gardens, each subject and setting imbued with color, captured patterns and natural light.

     

    Maryalice Eizenberg is an award-winning artist, raised surrounded by a family of musicians supportive of her interest in the visual arts. She has been drawing and painting all of her life. She completed coursework at the Worcester and Springfield Fine Arts museums, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Clark University, and studied with painters John Cosby, Donald Demers, Kim English,Daniel Keys, Gregg Kreutz, Joseph Paquet, and Charles Sovek. Dramatic patterns of light and color are what attract her most to a subject. It is her emotional response to these elements that she strives to share with the viewer.

    Eizenberg has been featured in Cape Cod Life and Chatham magazines and "The Creative Spirit, Art in Chatham's Old Village.” Her work also appears in Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places by Deborah Forman.

    She teaches at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, and is a member of Oil Painters of America, and Twenty One in Truro. Her work has been shown in museums on and off the Cape. Her work is held in private collections in the United States, Europe and Japan.

    Andrea Petitto was born in rural Massachusetts where, in her youth, she had to choose between art and science. Andrea’s father had been a sculptor and Andrea grew up making things with modeling clay. Instead of the usual children's literature, as a small child Andrea was fascinated by the images in large folio books of Rodin and Michelangelo sculptures. These influences can still be seen in the strong sense of solidity and form in her paintings. In 1990, after a career as university professor and industry consultant, she moved to art. A course in oil painting in 1997 was a life-changing event.

    Around the turn of the century Andrea devoted herself to the study of painting and became a full-time artist with a particular passion for the human figure. Her love of dogs and other animals lead her to include animals in her figurative work.

    Andrea taught art classes at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua NY, Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable and Creative Arts Center, Chatham. She has had solo shows in Canandaigua and at the Copley Society in Boston, and has won many awards in Rochester, NY, Boston’s Copley Society, and at many venues on Cape Cod.

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    Addison Art Gallery

    43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans, MA 02653