Life is Beautiful in Color Exhibit Opening

Self-taught artist, Maria Tavares, will debut her first solo show in the Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m.
 

Maria Tavares first knew she was an artist when she was just six years old, telling her dad that she wanted to paint. In fact, at age eight she was offered a scholarship to go to art school in Mexico, but her parents could not afford the extra expenses and they needed her to stay home. However, Tavares was not deterred to continue painting. She used to paint in bakery shop store windows, where they would pay her in cookies.

 

What inspires Tavares the most is color and happiness. She tears up as she explains to us that she wants people that are sad to look at her paintings and feel happy. Tavares wants to continue painting and showing her work, she describes the happiness she brings forth through the colors in her work as a “piece of heaven.”

 

The exhibit will be on view from Thursday, June 20, 2024 through Monday, July 29, 2024.

 

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