Friday, July 27, 2012

Wanna go to an opening tomorrow?


WHO:         BlackRock Center for the Arts
WHAT        An exhibit with works by Robert Stuart Cohen, Elissa Farrow-Savos and Fierce Sonia
WHERE:    Main Gallery at BlackRock, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD
RECEPTION:  Saturday, July 28 5:30 -7:30 pm
WHEN:      Wednesday, July 25-Saturday, August 18, Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00; Closed Sat & Sun
PRICE:        Admission is free
CONTACT: Gallery phone is 301-528-2260, website is

Take a cool and inspiring break this summer at BlackRock’s Main Gallery where work by Robert Stuart Cohen, Elissa Farrow-Savos, and Fierce Sonia is on exhibit July 25-August 18, 2012.  Pieces on display include mixed media, sculpture, photographs and acrylics. Hours are Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00. There is an Artist Reception on Saturday, July 28 from 5:30-7:30, which, like the exhibit, is free and open to the public.

About the Artists and Their Work

Robert Stuart Cohen finds painting to be “a process of discovery, in which working with change, matters of perception and color is essential.”  He likes to combine multiple canvases and a variety of techniques, believing “differences working together are beautiful...a new energy emerges and relationships continue to surprise and overlap.”  Cohen taught for more than 30 years at Montgomery College in Rockville and is now a full-time artist. View his gallery online at

Elissa Farrow-Savos tells stories through her sculpture, “each a narrative of some woman somewhere, and every woman everywhere.” She uses common themes, such as physical, emotional, and spiritual burdens, connections lost and found, love and anger, dignity and strength. She incorporates rusty chains, weathered wood, decaying bones, abandoned objects, and scraps of fabric – the debris of life, lived. Says Farrow-Savos, “My women are the same, they show their scars and wear them proudly because after all, they make a good story, if nothing else.”
Fierce Sonia explores digital and traditional photographic processes in her “Paper Dolls” works. “Paper Dolls” is a series of narrative figurative self-portraits. Sonia combines her photography with collage and painting mediums to construct “an outward expression of an inner fantasy world.”

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