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The Art of Diana Ghoukassian

November 2, 2018 - January 4, 2019, Central Library Gallery

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The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of photography by artist Diana Ghoukassian, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery.

"I paint with my lens. Whether taking a picture of an architectural site, a person or a landscape, I always have the canvas in mind. I do not, however, have the luxury of the painter positioning the object or taking her time since most of my pictures are shot from a moving vehicle or simply catching a fleeting moment. I have no control over the object or the scene and have to work with whatever I’m dealt. My tool is the camera, but am I a photographer? Imperfections are very much part of my art.”

The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours, November 2, 2018 through January 4, 2019.

(Midnight Twist by Diana Ghoukassian)

 

"In Residence" landscape oil paintings by Gianne de Genevraye

January 7 - March 1, 2019, Central Library Gallery

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The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of landscape oil paintings by international artist Gianne de Genevraye, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery.

Gianne de Genevraye paints public gardens in Europe and the United States. She is a Contemporary Nature Painter, exhibiting widely with work seen in collections in France, Italy, Sweden and the United States. Born in California, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of California Irvine, studying under contemporary masters Judy Chicago, Tony Delap, Craig Kaufman and John Paul Jones. She was studio assistant to Jennifer Bartlett in France for three years. In 1990-91, she was an Invited Artist at the American Academy of Rome.

In 2017, Gianne was in residence at the Villa Fontaine in Antibes, France, beginning her residency for her upcoming Sister Cities exhibition at the Newport Beach Public Library. She then returned to Baja, Mexico, painting in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. In 2018, she traveled during the spring with Newport Beach Sister City to Okazaki, Japan to paint in residence during the cherry blossom festival.

In Gianne’s own words, “I paint and exhibit internationally to bring a message of sustainability, accessibility and beauty to my patrons, collectors and viewers. The public gardens of the world are my canvas to bring this message to the people.”

The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours, January 7 through March 1, 2019.

On Saturday, January 12, Newport Beach Sister City will host a "reception and conversation" with Gianne de Genevraye at the Newport Beach Central Library, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

 

(Elephant Cactus in the Los Cabos Desert by Gianne de Genevraye)


Up Next

2019

  • Joe Cladis ("OC Coastal Print Series"): March 4 - May 3
  • Raphaele Cohen Bacry (acrylic and mixed media): May 6 - Jul 5
  • Ed Olen ("Sobier Photo Project"): July 8 - September 6

To have artwork considered for an exhibition at the Central Library, download and fill out the Application for Consideration Art

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