Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that WAS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series, sponsored by DFAC’s Sterling Society.
Times change and so do our pleasures. So many of them have become virtual. That doesn’t need to lessen the joy in connecting with artists you may know or have always wanted to meet! You can still enjoy the insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise, as the recent virtual Coffee & Conversations have proved… You’ll just have to pour your own coffee!
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 12 noon, the series welcomes artist and instructor Christine Di Staola. In her presentation; “ Neither Here nor There,” Christine will share what has influenced her art starting with her 30 years in Italy—what she calls living and observing life as art through the people, places and experiences that have had a major influence on her early work.
Her presentation will continue with her artistic transition upon her return to the US, a shift that began in graduate school that has led to her current ways of visually processing the changes in culture, environment and language which continue to influence her art.
She will conclude by sharing some preparatory works in progress and will discuss possible new transitions in her art.
Christine Di Staola received her BFA from Miami University (Ohio) and lived and worked in Italy until 2016 when she returned to the United States to obtain an MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Miami (Florida) where she was awarded a full scholarship and teaching assistantship. She has exhibited extensively and won several awards in Florida and her paintings and prints have been selected for numerous national juried exhibitions in galleries across the United States including the Zhou B Center in Chicago, the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati and the Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she received first place in the Immersed in Abstraction juried exhibit. She had her first international solo show in Italy at the Saletta Paolini Nezzo in Urbino and recently she was invited to exhibit her work at the Gongju Invitational Art Exhibition at the Limlip Art Museum in Gongju, South Korea. Her work is collected privately in the United States and around the world. Her paintings and prints have appeared in online galleries as well as in video and print publications, including Studio Visit Magazine Winter 2018 and Summer 2019. She currently resides in Clearwater, Florida, and teaches at the University of Tampa and at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
So drop in for this VIRTUAL Coffee & Conversation presentation. Registration IS REQUIRED. Login details will be provided for all those who register.
This year’s series is sponsored by:
Dianne Wheatley Giolotti.
Coffee and Conversation with Christine Di Staola (Virtually) – May 11th, 2021 at 12 Noon.