Unity Art Gallery Reception

Diane Menchetti - Unity of Buffalo Art Gallery featured artist

Solo Art Exhibition by Diane Menchetti July 15 - August 28 

 

Unity Art Gallery - Diane Menchetti

From the artist...
Currently I paint in watercolors, oil, and make collages in the impressionistic    and expressionist styles. My artwork is inspired by travels to the Grand Canyon, Zion and Sequoia National Parks and beautiful landscape in Western New York, such as, Niagara Falls and the Botanical Gardens. Experiences as an Art Therapist, Art Instructor at Empire State College, Art & Healing Workshops, dancer, movie extra, & creating copper, silver & dichroic jewelry all stimulate, influence & motivate my art. Also, I design clothing with images of my paintings for Vida and other companies.
                     
As a prize-winning artist, I exhibit nationally, internationally and locally in solo and group shows in Beijing, China; Moscow, Canada; Washington DC; Detroit; Niagara Falls, WNY and Buffalo. Some exhibits include: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Albright Knox, Big Orbit, Hallwalls, Carnegie Art Center, Kenan Center, Roosevelt Site /Wilcox Mansion, Greater Buffalo Partnership, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Burchfield Penny Art Center, Impact Artists’ Gallery, Temple Beth Am, Greater Buffalo Partnership, Analytical Psychology Society, Market Arcade, Arts Council, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, University of New York and Canisius College. I am one of the founding members of and have been the Director of Impact Artists’ Gallery from 1/ 2001-1/2005, and Co-Director till 2000, current President of the Board and have degrees in Fine Art, Psychology, Certified Mneme Therapist and Art Without Boundaries Association Member.
 
My art deals with nature & abstract figurative paintings & collage. Art allows expression of my feelings toward the outer world, and to my inner self. There is a connection to the primitive raw material of the mind, layers of the psyche and the earth elements. The chasms deep within the psyche are analogous to the canyons, gorges, and ravines in nature. There is also similarity in the process of traveling on the spiritual path in the self and the journey through the visual symbols expressed in art of nature. Art empowers us to examine concepts such as materialism and our comfort at the expense of the environment, future and true quality of life. Pollution affects all life, even what we can’t see. We are in denial of our selfish destruction. 
                         
Sometimes a subtle emotion, or even a sense of movement seems enough. Other times, I feel the need to convey a perception on a deep issue, such as, motherhood, women matters, the environment, peace or turmoil in the world, etc. One of my current projects is the Recycle Series III in which I use recycled blackboards as the support for painting and collage instead of canvas.
 
                                                        

The Gallery is open for viewing: 
Monday-Thursdays 10:30-4:30 & most Sunday afternoons
 
Please call the church office 882-0391 to verify someone will be there to open the door when you knock. 
                                                                                                        

Judie Pufpaff, Unity Gallery Director

 
Event Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event Time: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Where: 
Unity of Buffalo