Baterbys Art Gallery is very proud to announce that our artist, Robin Pedrero will be participating in a Twitter exhibition soon!
As quoted from the Orlando Sentinel: “What started as a group of artists across the globe sharing their works on Twitter has evolved into a new kind of art exhibit where patrons can tweet artists while viewing their works. Hashtag: Masterpiece.
Florida’s first Twitter Art Exhibit will open with a reception from 6-9 today (March 20) at CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando. Like the Internet itself, the exhibit showcases wildly varying art styles and viewpoints from across the globe. More than 600 artists sent their works to curator Robin Maria Pedrero, who accepted them all, from amateur painters in Japan to professional locals such as Donna Dowless, whose art hangs in venues such as the Amway Center and Grand Bohemian Gallery.
Regardless of their origins, each of the postcard-sized paintings will be sold for $35, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Winter Park’s Center for Contemporary Dance and its work with special-needs students.
The commitment to charity and diversity has been a hallmark of the Twitter Art Exhibit since the inception of the project in Norway. It was the brainchild of Swedish-born David Sandum, a self-taught painter and former information-technology salesman who credits art — and the global art community — with saving him from crippling depression in the early 2000s. As galleries began picking up his work, Sandum took equal pleasure in finding inspiration from the fellow artists he befriended on Twitter and other social media.”
The Orlando Sentinnel also mentions us as one of the places that Robin Pedrero shows her work: “The paintings of Robin Maria Pedrero could also be seen in that very first Twitter Art Exhibit, as well as at Lake Eustis Museum of Art and Baterbys Art Auction Gallery in Orlando. Today, the Orlando-based artist sits on the board of the organization, which has expanded into a global movement. After a second Norway show to benefit a local women’s shelter, Sandum was contacted by Los Angeles curator Nat George to do a third edition in California.”
Read the full story on the Orlando Sentinel website at www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts/os-twitter-art-exhibit-20140319,0,4877433.story
RSVP to our Summertime and the Living’s Artsy event to see Robin Pedrero paint live at Baterbys Art Gallery. Free entrance and raffle ticket included when you RSVP at www.baterbys.com/summertime