Stella's Art Gallery Shows
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March 2023 Monica Disiena "No Spoken Words"
Monica Disiena, a small-town girl born and raised in Wickliffe, Ohio, an entrepreneur, a landscape design artist, a seamstress, and a mother. My passion began at a very young age, drawing and painting, but flourished when I studied commercial art in high school which included architecture, screen printing, photography, figure drawing, airbrushing, and so much more. From there, I attended Virginia Marti College of Fashion and Design for a period before experimenting with new ventures of sign creating, framing, graphic design, and landscape design, where I’ve landed and continue to create professionally. Nature and its natural beauty that surrounds us has always inspired my pieces. When I’m not creating landscape designs, I’m developing pen and ink drawings and acrylic paintings.
Being a commercially trained artist, I have created for other people my entire life. I wanted to find my joy in just making art for art's sake, my true passion. I decided to go back to the basics and create with paper, ink and an idea. Ink drawings have been around for centuries and are timeless pieces of work. I start with an idea, something basic, and without getting rigid about the result, I let the art take me where it wants to go. The more pieces I did the more they evolved. My vision is to tell a story, a tale of sorts, and hope it resonates with my viewers. As I grew as an artist, M.C. Esher, who created detailed etchings and Ansel Adams, a black and white nature photographer, both inspired me with the way their art drew me in and made me feel. I strive to produce art that makes others feel that way.
Collection: No Spoken Words
This collection gave way to all the things I love. I love books, lettering, words and fonts, upcycling, reusing, and creating. After finding a patinaed dictionary, I read the two words on the
top of the pages and let images come to me. I let the pages inspire the imagination to create magic, allowing the shapes and words to take me where it needed to go, its art! Two words can hold different meanings, curiosity, and attention to each person. The images I drew were my interpretation and imagination for each page that I read those bold words at the top of. I hope my
creations resonate and relate to those viewing them, where all of our different interpretations can be brought together as one.
EVERY MONTH! Second Friday!: WHAT IS IT SECOND FRIDAY?
- A once-a-month reception celebrating the beginning of a new show
- Opportunities to meet down-to-Earth local artists
- To shop and buy local artwork.
- Every Second Friday 7-9pm at Stella's Art Gallery
2023 Art Shows & Second Fridays
It's more than a feeling! Come see how local artists express a love song in their artwork. Powerful messages of experience and story.
Meet the artists Friday February 10th 7-9 during the opening reception. Artwork will be on display through March 4th during gallery hours.
Jodi Baldacci: Time in a Bottle 1
Jen Beck: Live Laugh Love, The Love Nest
Luanne Bole-Becker: The Chamber of 32 Doors
Pat Carroll Bonander: Ending the Affair, Love Comes in Small Packages
Suzette Cohen: Fly me to the Moon, Because You Loved Me
Julie Cook: True Colors Shining Through
R. Elsie Dudukovich: Muse Amuses
Ann Dumont: Hallelujah Leonard, Going Home
Becky Grasser: Les Chuchoteuses by Rose-Aimee
Suzan Kraus: The Wild Heart
Stephen Lee: One is the Loneliest Number
Carol Leikala: I Love You in a Song
Ginny Mancini: Killing me Softly, The Rose
Patricia Meyer: My Granny's Vase, Earth's Natural Wonders, Red Symbol of Love
Suzanne Michaels: Flamingo Love, According to Tina
Randall Oldreive: Satellite of Love, In Your Eyes, Take my Breath Away
Tracy Parsons: Vienna by Ultravox, And All That Could Have Been
Jenn Pietrondi: Puppy Love, Tears in Heaven
Jeff Sivyer: Sunshine of Your Love
Robert Wright: In my Life