The Portrait 2 Ways Live Demonstration Is Oct. 26

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Bergeron + Larson - the Portrait 2 Ways, will be a live demonstration watching two artists work.  Painter, Mia Bergeron, and sculptor, Maria Larson, will each be creating a portrait from the same live model on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6-9 p.m at Townsend Atlier.  Ms. Bergeron will paint a portrait in oil and Ms. Larson will sculpt in clay. 

Attendees are welcome to ask questions, take notes, photographs, and mingle during the demo. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is $20 per person.  Register by phone or on-line or pay at the door.   The event is open to the public. 

Ms. Bergeron's interest in art was cultivated early on, beginning with continuous exposure to visual works through her parents' graphic design firm in New York City. She has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied and taught at the Charles H. Cecil Studio in Florence, Italy, a small private painting atelier primarily focused on the naturalistic tradition of such artists as Van Dyck, Velasquez, and John Singer Sargent. In May 2007, she was a national finalist for the American Artist Magazine Cover competition. In 2010, she was named one of the "Top 21 Artists Under 31 Years Old To Be Collected Now" by SouthWest Art Magazine. Ms. Bergeron has served as adjunct professor at UTC, a faculty member at the Art of the Portrait Conference in Atlanta, and a regular instructor at Townsend Atelier.

Ms. Larson grew up with a love for art. Diving into her college training, she discovered her true passion is for three-dimensional form, particularly figurative art. The intricacy, grace and unique qualities of each body are intriguing to her, inspiring realism in her art and a great appreciation for human figurative sculpture of other artists. This thoughtful and active process brings her closer to a creative Maker. Ms. Larson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art: Emphasis in Sculpture. She is currently developing a new collection of figurative pieces, as well as creating functional sculpture for the home. She is mentored by Kayb Joseph, professor of sculpture at Covenant College and is a member of The 3585 Guild.

To learn more and to see a full calendar of classes and workshops, visit www.townsendatelier.com.


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