Wayne Arts is pleased to present the work of two local artists, Camille Santangelo (monoprints and drawings) and Nan Mazucco (ceramics), at the gallery for the month of October. An opening reception will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. The show will close on Friday, Oct. 22.
Camille Santangelo says of her work, “My work has been a manipulation of colors, textures and shapes, to create compositions that express aspects of my life. My family and my history, my life experiences, whether joyous or painful, are represented in my art. I have had great opportunities through teaching to examine the creative process within myself and in the works of others. The opportunities are represented in the various mediums I choose and the addition of multiple layers in my monoprints and drawings. These layers portray the complexities of life and changes that occur within the process of experiencing creating a work of art. I cannot see the end of an art piece, I can only follow a lead and trust my intuition.”
Nan Mazucco's ceramics will also be on exhibit. Mazucco creates pieces using the Naked Raku technique, in which porcelain clay is fired in an outdoor kiln of wood shavings. Pure silver or forged copper is sometimes added for effect. There are no conventional glazes used, rather the color and markings are fumed onto the piece for a unique finish. Mazucco's work has been described as extensive, visually deep. Mazucco has taken this process further than most, achieving incredible surface depth with a textured appearance. Her award winning Naked Raku pieces have shown at galleries in Rochester, Geneva and Lewiston. Most recently, she participated in a two-artist show at the Interior Design Studio in Buffalo. She is a regular exhibitor at the Clothesline Festival at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery.
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. Wayne Arts gallery and store are located at 108 W. Miller St., Newark.