Friday, March 25, 2011

The Rites of Spring II Blooms at the Defoor Centre

The Rites of Spring II Blooms at the Defoor Centre
Featured Artists with a March 24 Reception

Atlanta, GA- The Rites of Spring Show will be in full bloom come March 21, on the first day of Spring, with a reception on March 24th from 7-9PM. The show will be up til May 31th. Formal hours of the Defoor are T-F 10AM to 5PM with Saturday-Monday as appointment only. This collection of big bold colors will give the gallery a boost from the winter blues.

In the Forum gallery Andrea Allegrone is disciplined graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design that rebelled with her organic and abstract works. These works are fluid, transparent and inspiring. Her illustration background gives her the bone structure for her loosely depicted paintings. She has shown all over the world, and had her works in many publications.

In the Lobby, mixed medium artist, Alicia Araya brings a unique process of everyday art supplies and a secret epoxy to give it a glass feeling. The imagery changes color and size while sealing it shut – so to speak. Alicia has been a fixture in the local arts scene and she will be moving this spring so this is will be one of her last showings.

In the Rhombus, Paola Seguel Plateo brings her Picasso inspired work that jumps off the walls for the viewer. Her Chilean heritage shows through with her wonderful imagery and color.

In the Gatsby, Colleen Hackett, will present her images of femininity to convey emotion. Her sheer and fluid markings are watery towards the subject matter. She works in various amounts of mediums and in 3- D works.

The Defoor Centre is located off Howell Mill Rd in Atlanta in the reviving Westside neighborhood, where a lot of local vendors that cater to the interior designers have been going to for years. The Defoor Centre has been a growing facility hosting major fundraisers to corporate meetings to private weddings all in house catering with a full bar. 100 years ago this place was a hospital for the soldiers fighting at the Battle of Peachtree Creek and to this day they are “still there.”

For more information on the Defoor: or just come by Tues-Friday to get something to eat and browse – 1710 DeFoor Ave Atlanta GA.