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Spring art show to benefit Pittsboro animal refuge

Posted Sunday, May 3, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - Italian-born North Carolina artist Siglinda Scarpa will host a public Spring Art Show featuring a collection of her most recent pottery and sculptures. This show will take place over the course of two weekends: May 16 - 17, 2009, and May 23 - 24, 2009 in Pittsboro at the Goathouse Refuge Gallery and Gardens. The Spring Art Show will be open from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm each Saturday and Sunday.

Staged in the picturesque gardens of the 16-acre animal refuge, the Spring Art Show will feature Scarpa's award-winning pottery and sculptures as well as works by three special guests. Guests' exhibits include "Saved: Portraits of Rescued Animals" by photographer Abra Fortune Chernik and "Vedute di Roma: Views of Rome" paintings by Leigh Brown and Lee Johnson.

The pottery and vessels of Siglinda Scarpa are fully functional as a pot, tea kettle, pitcher, bowl, or dish. However, Scarpa also creates purely artistic sculptures that mark a return to the delicate forms of the Commedia del Mare period and use aniline dyes and hot wax to make each piece glow with an inner light. These pieces, which she calls "Clouds," are dense with meaning, a result of Siglinda's years of rich experience in the medium and diverse life experiences across the globe. The Spring Art Show will also include Scarpa's tileware and garden pieces.

Siglinda Scarpa's work has been featured in one-woman exhibitions in the Chapel Hill Museum, Duke University Museum of Art and The Culinary Institute of America, as well as in galleries across the northeast United States and in Italy.

A large percentage of proceeds from the Spring Art Show will benefit The Goathouse Refuge, a sanctuary which houses over 150 abandoned or injured cats. The Refuge provides food, shelter and medical care while working to place cats and kittens in permanent "forever homes."

To view artwork by Siglinda Scarpa, please visit her online gallery

To attend the art show, visit:
The Goathouse Refuge Gallery and Gardens
680 Alton Alston Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Spring art show to benefit Pittsboro animal refuge

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