Thursday, September 14, 2017

SOUTH END OPEN STUDIOS - SoWa - Sept. 16th and 17th, 2017

September 16th and 17th my studio, 223B, will be open to you and the public during the neighborhood-wide South End Open Studios at the 450 Harrison, Ave, Boston building and beyond. The SoWa Open Market will be in full swing featuring crafts and food trucks along Thayer and Harrison Street.

My new series of buoy paintings will be featured this weekend during Open Studios.  The buoy series is a continuation of my interest in humble yet beautiful working objects from life; objects that are discarded after serving with purpose and beauty. Believing that beauty is never truly lost, I find these objects captivating in their color and compositions and noble in their humble service to life. Come and see buoys in a whole new color and light and life.

Up Close and Personal with the Buoys, 30 X 30, by Marian Dioguardi  $3,150

Little Green Buoy, 12 x 12, by Marian Dioguardi, $525

Odd Couple Buoys, 12 X 12, by Marian Dioguardi, $525
Crazy Color Buoy, by Marian Dioguardi, $550

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SoWa Art Walk MAY 2017

May SoWa Art Walk, Saturday and Sunday May 6th and 7th from 11-5 PM at 450-460 Harrison Ave and beyond, Boston, MA

Come and explore the dynamic art and gallery scene of the SoWa Art and Design District. For two days only in May, 300 working artists open their studios to the public during the new and improved two day SoWa Open Market, SoWa Vintage Market, and Food Trucks.

Start your tour at studio 223B; new paintings by Marian Dioguardi, Will Kirkpatrick and photography by Ted Prato. Family Friendly. Everyone is welcome. Come to support and preserve your local and vibrant art community. Locations at 450-460 Harrison Ave, 46 Waltham Street, 35,49 and 59 Wareham Street.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NOS Newton Open Studios 2017 April 1 & 2

You are invited to Art in the Villa 
April 1st & 2nd from 11 - 5 PM
Trove, oil on panel by Marian Dioguardi 2017 , 45 X 60 inches

Four painters: Marian Dioguardi,Will Kirkpatrick,, Gene Mackles and Geoffrey Austrian
along with the glass sculptures of Sidney Hutter and recycled bottle cap jewelry of Daisy Hutter
are placed though out this historic home on West Newton Hill for your viewing and buying pleasure.
All are welcomed and light refreshments are served.

Art in the Villa
22 Burnham Road
West Newton, MA 02465

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SoWa Salon Sunday vs First Friday 2017

The Green Buoy, 16 X 20 oil painting by Marian Dioguardi, $1250

SoWa Artist District is known for having branded First Friday. Everyone knows about First Friday Open Studios. So what's this Salon Sunday all about and how does it compare to a First Friday? 

- SoWa Salon Sunday is a once a year event. First Friday happens all year round on the first Friday of the month

- SoWa Salon Sunday is all the open studios but in the afternoon hours from 12-5 PM. First Friday is held at the end of the week in the evening hours from 5-9 PM. It's open studios at the end of the day and at the end of the week. 

- SoWa Salon Sunday, being in the afternoon, is a more leisurely way to browse and buy art with the entire family. First Friday's late hours are often more suitable for adults and date night.

- SoWa Salon Sunday is on a Sunday and more convenient for working couples at the end of the week, those who work Friday nights and those observing shabbat. Friday evening has more demands and often with the best intentions, those wanting to come to First Friday are just too tired.

- Because SoWa Salon Sunday is a special event PARKING IS FREE. On First Fridays street parking and parking lots are charging their regular commercial rates.

So come on by my studio 223B on Salon Sunday. You will have the pleasure of all the open studios and you find that many artists will be previewing their new work before the May Art walk. I will be introducing some new pieces from my Buoy Series. Enjoy this convenient, leisurely and social open studios event. Many artists will be serving light refreshments as well.