A series 8 x 10 art pieces inspired by hiking the mountain trail between Vernazza and Corniglia (in Cinque Terre, Italy) will be showing at ASiF’s 6th Annual Smallworks in the Foothills Holiday Show from November 8th, 2012 – January 11th, 2013.
While on the path, the sparkling waters of the Ligurian Sea ever draws the eye outward to their azure depths.
Locks, carried in pockets by hopeful lovers, securely proclaim emotions so strong and real in that space and time.
A colorful place of repast, sitting high on the hill, welcomes all who begin or end their trek.
A shady olive grove quietly grows tucked into a remote crevasse of the steeply sloping terrain. Entrance and egress…so far in either direction….can only be by foot. Baskets of olives balanced on heads destined to grace tables with fruited spendor.
A break in the vegetation reveals a jeweled sight….Corniglia!
Manarola perched on the following point.
Grapes grown on the terrace greet weary feet. Promises of thirst and hunger quenched soon to follow.
A sleepy little local town, not thronged by hoards, goes about her daily chores.
Ahhh…La Spezia! A place to return.
All of these art pieces above can be ordered, in a multitude of sizes, on Fine Art America.
ASiF’s 6th Annual Smallworks in the Foothills Holiday Show
Opening Reception: Friday, November 8th, from 5-8pm
940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 530.274.7000
From ASiF Artits’ Studio:
For this show the gallery walls come alive with hundreds of original, one of a kind works of art by over 70 local artists… paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media art, jewelry, mosaics, glass and sculptural & functional works of art, all under twelve inches in scale – and perfect for holiday gift-giving!
This is a fantastic opportunity to buy unique one of a kind holiday gifts while supporting your local community of artists! Each wall at the center is a work of art in itself – and each carefully composed gallery wall consists of several of each of the seventy-plus participant’s-up to twenty art entries!
Over the fifty-day course of the exhibit, art works are continually sold “off the wall” and replaced daily with new artists’ artworks – creating an ever-changing show. Last year the center sold and replaced so much work that a completely different show was in place just one month after it opened!