Join us Thursday, June 2nd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Erica Nazzaro and Richard Youngstrom, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!
When: June 2nd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!
About Erica S. Nazzaro
Erica Nazzaro is a painter based out of Boston. She deals with complex landscapes by using simple strokes and unique color choices. Erica combines watercolor, pastel, and ink line work to create mixed media pieces. She has won an artist’s residency in the dunes of Provincetown, and has shown her work in the South End, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, and in Venice, Italy.
Erica’s process is to go into a meditative space as she creates. She tries to be a vessel of connection from her environment to the paper integrating herself by weaving in her own feelings as she is painting.
When she feels fully immersed by the energy of the place she is painting…it clicks. Erica feels that she can grasp the challenge, by being spontaneous, and curious, she uses the accidents as opportunities. She take risks while exploring and creating.
Erica’s work is capturing a moment in time that is expressed through colors, lines, and textures. She strives to express the feeling more than the realistic image of what she sees.
Learn more about Erica at: www.ericasnazzaro.com
About Richard Youngstrom
Richard has been creating art projects for 25 years and more recently he has focused on contemporary mosaic art as a medium that fits his skills, and interest in nature, recycling, beach combing and collecting odds and ends.
His work is decorative, durable and useful. The images and functional objects I create are a unique use of the recycled and reused ceramic tiles, broken dishes, glass, stone, shells and found objects. The tessarae, or small pieces, that make up the mosaic come from many places, and incorporate a range of colors, textures, materials, shapes and sizes: they reflect our community and the world around us. Each individual piece is reclaimed and shaped to bring new life, new utility and a pleasing form to what was once lost and forgotten.
Richard’s work has been exhibited in the greater Boston area, including the Somerville Museum, Logan Airport, Bedford Library, the State House, Roxbury Community College, The Arboretum, Experimental Art Gallery (Salem) Artworks (New Bedford) Highfield Hall (Falmouth), Schwamb Mill (Arlington), as well as JP Licks, JP Open Studios and JP Art Association events.
He does commissioned work and conducts mosaic classes at his Jamaica Plain studio, as well as the Brookline Adult Education Center and other locations.
Contact Richard at: 617-721-4240