Members of the public are invited to attend a free Open Studio Reception on Friday, December 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Sculpture Space studio, 12 Gates Street, Utica. The reception will be the first event open to the public since the fire at the studio in June. The reception provides an opportunity for local residents and supporters of the organization to meet current artists-in-residence, view their artwork in progress and learn more about their creative process.
The sponsor of the December 5 reception is Tiny’s Grill, 1014 State Street in Utica.
The reception will feature current artist in residence Anthony Sonnenberg (Seattle, WA) and artist Daria Souvorova (formerly of Utica, now Baltimore, MD).
Anthony Sonnenberg received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin in his MFA form the University of Washington. His work ranges in media from sculpture and installation to performance and video. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibition across the United States and Canada. He attended many international artist residencies such as the Emerging Artist Residency at Pilchuck Glass School, Summer Residency at Archie Bray Foundation of Ceramic Arts.
Daria Souvorova is a painter and designer. She received her Master of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. Living and working in Baltimore, Daria works primarily in graphite, pastel, and oil on linen with a focus on narrative figuration. Daria has exhibited in New York and Australia and her work was included in exhibitions across the country. Daria has taught in undergraduate and community education programs and has given lectures on her work and the fine arts at PrattMWP, Guildford Grammar School, Pratt Institute, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She currently works as an art instructor at the Carver Center for the Arts in Maryland.