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Jean Calomeni Press Release

Jean Calomeni Press Release

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Published by: Jane Brumfield on Feb 09, 2012
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Listings Information Jean Calomeni: 24 March - 12 May Visually engaging works combining loose washes of watercolor with confident

draftmanship in a uniquely expressionist style. Basement Gallery 928 West Main Street Boise, Idaho, 83702 Tel: 208 333 0309 www.basementgalleryboise.com Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Basement Gallery Press Release Jean Calomeni: 24 March - 12 May A lifelong artist, Jean Calomeni studied at Trinity University in San Antonio under well-known watercolorists from Texas, including Clay McGaughy, Nick Jaros, Ivan McDougal and Finis Collins. Her art evolved quickly from traditional and realistic to a uniquely expressionist style, employing the human figure and animals to tell stories. Much of her working career has been spent as a graphic designer and illustrator. Since moving to Idaho in 2005 she has been creating paintings that draw on her observations of society and individuals around her. These engage the viewer, and convey shared and familiar experience of ordinary life, relationships, independence and empowerment. “Through my watercolors, I explore the vast realm of human relationships and themes that are familiar to us all. Sometimes a phrase will pop into my head, or I’ll become enraged, outraged or passionate about a particular social issue, and then images will come to mind that describe how I feel almost perfectly. I’ve always been an enthusiast of the literary metaphor, and through my painting, I work at creating visual metaphors for the issues and opinions I want to express. Ultimately, I let the images and scenes I create speak to the viewer—leaving interpretation comfortably in their hands. I continue to explore the incredible diversity and unpredictability of watercolor on different painting surfaces. It’s a joy to be as passionate about watercolor as I’ve always been.” Press Notes: The exhibition will be installed one week prior to the opening reception in order to allow press to preview the show. The exhibition reception will be 24 March, 4.30pm - 7pm. We are happy to provide press quality images for editorial, and/or marketing purposes. Further information will be available from our website shortly at www.basementgalleryboise.com or through Jane Brumfield, info@basementgalleryboise.com, tel: 208 333 0309, cell: 208 297 0498. The gallery is open Tuesday Saturday, 10am - 5pm. We will be open until 9pm on First Thursdays on 5 April & 3 May. Basement Gallery 928 West Main Street Boise Idaho 83702 tel: 208 333 0309

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