Press Release

Opening Reception for “Hidden Images” this Saturday!!!

We hope you join us this Saturday, April 23rd for the opening reception of Hidden Images! The opening reception runs from 5pm-8pm. Please celebrate with us and treat yourself to inspiring abstract artwork, enjoy great (catered) food, and have great conversation.

This Saturday we are open as artdc Gallery celebrates their “Realism…Believe!” exhibit (from 6pm-8pm). Not only will there be many folks from artdc Gallery’s crowd but you’ll also be able to see their new exhibit! It’s fantastic! This Saturday’s a day not to miss out.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/11/2011
Our first exhibit in our new space, Hidden Images, presents abstract artwork rich in various interpretations. Local artists challenge viewers to find unseen symbols, storylines, images, and meanings within their work. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 5pm-8pm. The exhibit runs from Monday, April 4, 2011 to Saturday, May 7, 2011.


HYATTSVILLE, MD (04-11-11) -When we moved into our space located within the Lustine Center, many passer-bys thought our gallery had closed. However, things are not always what they seem. Our new space is part of an exciting gallery collaboration where we will host and co-host exhibits alongside of artdc. Our first exhibit, Hidden Images, invites viewers to take a second glance, peel away layers: both optical and metaphorical, and ask the question: What do you really see and why?

In any form of art, each individual has the potential to see something different. Art’s power is in its ability to affect the soul, to summon memory, to promote dialogue, and communicate visually what cannot be described in any other way. Art has the ability to manipulate, to control, and to transform.

Often the desire to see a single concept, a single identifiable subject, a single answer is an initial response to art. With Hidden Images we invite viewers to closely examine each work and find multiple meanings. Works within this exhibit will require and motivate viewers to take a more concentrated and in-depth look at each piece. The artwork is meant to communicate a deeper meaning than what is initially interpreted. Hidden Images contains abstract work with dual-meaning which is illustrated via optical illusion, satire, layering, etc. truly indulging the viewer’s imagination.

Selected works for Hidden Images were juried by Justin Fair, Abigail Hunt, and Erica Riggio.

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About Riggio Design
Erica Riggio, founder of Riggio Design, has over a decade of design experience. Ms. Riggio earned her Master’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The George Washington University. She also attended MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore and received a certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Studies.

Creating chic, stream-lined, timeless, and comfortable spaces define their aesthetic. Riggio Design is equally dedicated to historical preservation. Their awareness and respect of historic structures are recognized by their efforts to seamlessly and strategically blend the historic with the new. Riggio Design is dedicated to providing good design within everyone’s reach. Their commitment to the environment is strong. Principles of green design are encouraged and incorporated, when possible, in their design plans.

Their most recent venture is a collaborative effort called 5710Creative: a creative design studio. Riggio Design, part of 5710Creative, is located within historic The Lustine Center at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD. Within 5710Creative, Riggio Design will host exhibits alongside artdc Gallery while providing full Interior Design services from the studio. The 5710Creative space is home to various artists working in several mediums ranging from photography to Interior Design to fine art!

To arrange a viewing by appointment, please call (202) 446-7373.

Contact:
Erica Riggio
202.446.7373
info@riggiodesign.com

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Holiday Gift Exhibit opens November 22nd!

Creatively driven and thoughtful gifts will become the focus of Design Studio Art Gallery’s new exhibit “Holiday Gift Exhibit,” which emphasizes buying local. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 5pm-10pm. The exhibit runs from Monday, November 22, 2010 to Tuesday, December 28, 2010.

The nighttime gala will be celebrated in conjunction with our 2nd anniversary party and our winter holiday party! From 5
pm-10 pm, we will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a cozy environment, celebrating local artists and their works
with the warmth and holiday cheer of the season! Offering holiday shoppers new gift-giving ideas, this exhibit focuses on
local artists and artisans. The physical space of the gallery will be transformed into a shopping destination for local residents
to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces.

Items will range from pottery to limited edition photograph prints to handcrafted bowls, jewelry, and more! Essential to the show will be diversity in style, uniqueness in subject matter and originality in items. The goal is to transform the gallery into a unique retail shop for the holiday season that specializes in highlighting our local artists’ community, staging it with the flair that only designers and artists can!

To emphasize purchasing local art as gifts, Design Studio Art Gallery is encouraging submissions that are $50 and under. Ideally, 75% of the gallery will be stocked with art pieces at truly affordable price points to encourage multiple sales and help artists to get their work recognized.

 

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