Community Gallery

 

The Community Gallery is located in the lobby of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance.  For over a decade the Museum has been pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as an exhibition opportunity for both promising and professional artist members. By showcasing one or more member artist(s) per month, the Community Gallery maximizes the exposure of unique art and contact with Museum viewers. 

To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15.

 

“Desert in Bloom”

A Series of Paintings by Ana-Maria Santos

Exhibition: April 2 – 30, 2021

Exhibition closes at 3pm on Friday, April 30

Museum Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat from 10am-5pm

 

Artist Statement:

April in Arizona does something exceptional, it turns a seeming wasteland into a vibrant canvas. While visiting a friend out West I was struck by the lush color and form of the local flora. I have always responded powerfully to the colors, forms, movement, and light around me and I invite the viewer to experience the world through my own particular lens.  My art is about reaction, my visceral response to the world around me whether it is a flower that fills an inch of space or miles of landscape. Composition, subtle variations of color and value, along with quick brushwork to capture a sense of drama and immediacy.  Ours is a fast-paced, overwhelming world.  The zoomed-in, snapshot like quality of my work encourages focus; inviting the viewer to take a closer look at simple pleasures of the world around them. 

– Ana-Maria Santos 

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Biography:

Ana-Maria Santos is an artist based out of Cumberland, RI.  She studied at Rhode Island College where she earned double Bachelor’s degrees in Art Education and Studio Painting as well as a minor in Art History.  Although she has transitioned to a career in healthcare, Ana-Maria continues to pursue her creativity working  primarily in acrylics.  Her artwork is inspired by her reactions to the world around her, specifically in nature and her travels.  Her influences are numerous, however her current work is reminiscent of impressionist and post-impressionist movements in her use of color and brush work. Ana-Maria is a member of the Attleboro Arts Museum. She has exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum in the 2019 Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Art Student Group exhibition, as well as in the 2019 Flower Show. This is her first solo exhibition.

 

Image: Vermillion Bloom on Blue, acrylic on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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