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December 16, 2011 > NewPark Mall's Arts Center hosts free workshops

NewPark Mall's Arts Center hosts free workshops

Submitted By Donald Wilson

NewPark Mall's enriching Cultural Corner presents the works of Fremont artist, Maria Grazia Romeo. She works with a variety of mediums capturing her imagination in the exploration mood. Grazia Romeo will offer free art workshops focusing on acrylics and watercolors.

A native Italian, Maria Grazia Romeo's involvement in the arts started early. By the time she was in high school, she had already received national recognition for her artwork. Grazia Romeo completed her formal education with a doctoral degree in Economics at the University of Rome, Italy. After coming to North America, she furthered her education with graduate courses in Canada (McMaster University -Hamilton, Ontario) and the United States (SUNY at Albany, NY, and SUNY at Stony Brook, NY) in life drawing, print making, photography, mass media psychology, computer graphics, history of art, and history of art criticism. Her work has been used in educational films, magazines, poetry books, advertising material, interior design, stage design, and for educational and entertainment organizations. Some of Grazia Romeo's artwork is now in Italy, France, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand and on both coasts of the United States.

The exhibit runs through December 30 and is free and open to the public. Workshop classes will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. December 12, 15, 18, and 28. Sign up for the classes by calling (510) 651-3161 or e-mailing Workshop day and time are subject to change. Please check for schedule.

The Cultural Corner is located on the Lower Level near Sears at NewPark Mall. Local artists interested in displaying their work at the Cultural Corner are invited to call Kenia Ortiz at (510) 284-1600.

Cultural Corner exhibit and workshop
Art Exhibit: Thru Dec 30
Workshop Classes: December 18, 28
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
NewPark Mall
2086 Newpark Mall, Newark
(510) 284-1600

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