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Monday, March 12, 2012

by brush and breath-the artist Mia Tarducci By: Katie Funt

PerLora is all about supporting local artists and this week we are featuring an artist's upcoming show.  Mia Tarducci Henry has taken part of our Chairs for Charity event by hand painting a chair to be auctioned during our gourmet dinner.  The proceeds for the event will be donated to the Warhol.  Mia graciously donated her time and skill to help with our event and is an all around amazing artist!  
You can view her artist's site here.
Her show, titled "by brush and breath", will take place in collaboration with her brother, Justin Tarducci, from March 10th-31st at the Spinning Plate gallery.  Mia will be displaying oil paintings while Justin will be showing blown glass works.  Justin is from Newport, RI and is an artist/co-owner of Anchor Bend Glass in Newport.  Check out his site for more great works.  
This incredibly artistic family extends well beyond just brother and sister.  Mia says, "we are two artists from our family but actually everyone in my family of origin is an artist."   Her mother, Sarah attended RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and taught art in public schools for 37 years.  She does pen and ink and textile work as well.  Her father, Vin, also a RISD graduate is a landscape architect and cartographer "pencil and ink drawings".  Her older brother, Marcus attended Washington University and is a graphic designer who paints in oils.  Mia, a Georgetown graduate in Languages with a minor in art concentration, is an oil painter. And Justin, also a RISD grad is a glass blower/ sculptor.
Some more facts about Mia and her work....
-I will also be in the show Wide Open 3 in Brooklyn, NY this month having been 
juried into the show from 1670+ submissions 
(134 pieces were selected)
-I am a PerLora chair artist. 

The by brush and breath show, at the Spinning Plate is at 5720 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206.  The opening reception was held March 10th, where modern dancer, Sophie Levine, and her brother Isaac Levine composed her music.  Their other brother Jules Levine, deejayed.  The Spinning Plate is also open by appointment.  Call 412-370-6916 to schedule a viewing or email  Once again, the show runs from March 10-31st, so check it out and help support amazing local art!

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