Monday, April 14, 2008

At the Frist, As I Type

Angelo Filomeno's "paintings" are featured in the contemporary gallery. Why "paintings"? In this case the "paint" is embroidery thread (often with crystal, onyx, garnet, etc intertwined) and the "canvas" is silk stretched like a traditional canvas. They are unlike anything else I've seen; photos do not do them justice. They are unbelievably intricate, glistening pieces done on a grand scale -most are 7- 8 feet tall/wide. You really must go! The Frist Center has been offering free admission days; I will post a list of which days are coming up soon, so everyone can check out the inspiring goodness!
Oh, and equally inspiring is the main gallery's current show, "Monet to Dali: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art". There are lovely pieces by Rodin, Picasso, Max Ernst, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Monet, and Dali (of course) among others. Spring is definitely a great time to take advantage of our local art museum; the current shows only hang till June 1st!


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