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The 27th Annual Immaculata University Art Show Features Many Foreign-Born Artists

The 27th Annual Immaculata University Art Show, held from Saturday, May 8, through Sunday, May 16, features approximately 175 artists´ works. Many of them are foreign-born artists who bring an eclectic vision to their artwork. A sampling of foreign-born artists participating in the 2010 Art Show include:
Antonio Grimaldi of Philadelphia (19131) – Mixed Media. Antonio, originally from Italy, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and was mentored by contemporary Italian masters. His artwork is inspired by nature and the beauty of her many changing phenomena.
Irina Koulikov of Exton, PA – Encaustic. Born in Kokand, Uzbekistan, Irina studied fine art at Moscow State University. Employing an encaustic method, her distorted perspectives and calculated relationships between elements create a sense of tension.
Nina Shou of Staten Island, NY – Oil. Born and raised in China, Nina studied art at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. After coming to the United States, she studied at Parsons The New School for Design and works as an artist for Julia Gray, Ltd, in New York City.
Parnaos Surabischwili of Media, PA – Oil. Born in Tbilsi, Georgia, Parnaos studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, earning a master´s degree. He was a member of the Artist Union in the USSR and participated in many exhibits and personal shows in Georgia, Russia, Germany, and the U.S.
Admission to the ticketed Preview Party on May 7 is $75 per person. The general public is invited to view the show for free from Saturday, May 8, through Sunday, May 16. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14. The Art Show is open on Sundays, May 9 and 16, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information on the 27th Annual Immaculata University Art Show or to order tickets for the Preview Party, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3122 or email at ppanarella@immaculata.edu. Additional information may be found at www.immaculata.edu/artshow. All proceeds of this event benefit Immaculata University´s scholarship fund.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, comprehensive coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352.

y:word: PR:releases: 2010 Art Show (international artists) #117
04.26.2010