Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio is pleased to announce it will be hosting Studio Incamminati’s annual artists’ exhibition from June 6 through July 11, 2010 at the gallery in Doylestown. The exhibition will feature an array of subjects ranging from figurative studies to landscapes to still life compositions. An opening reception for the exhibition, with many of the featured artists in attendance including studio Founder and Artistic Director Nelson Shanks, will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. A catalogue of the show will be available on the Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio website prior to the event.
Studio Incamminati, in Center City Philadelphia, is an advanced art academy-known as an atelier- distinguished by its rigorous curriculum and teaching methods which fuse the classical traditions of the Renaissance-era masters, the luminous color of the Impressionists and a fresh contemporary sensibility. The nonprofit institution, founded in 2002, specializes in the aesthetic and philosophical principles of humanist realism and the techniques espoused by Nelson Shanks, one of the world’s best known living artists. Shanks is famous for his portraits of international luminaries ranging from Pope John Paul II to Princess Diana. His school, Studio Incamminati, emphasizes the mastery of drawing and painting both the human form and still life compositions, as well as working with light and shadow, form, shape and color.
Gratz Gallery looks forward to providing a venue to exhibit the work of Studio Incamminati’s talented students and esteemed, award-winning faculty. “Exhibitions such as this get our work in the public eye,” said Jay Pennie, Executive Director of Studio Incamminati, “and help us fulfill our mission of producing not only highly accomplished artists, but artists with sustainable careers.”