Tenth Muse Hosts Trunk Show/Wine Reception
The Tenth Muse Gallery Ushers in Fall with a Wine Reception and a Trunk Show featuring Award-Winning artists Tara O’Leary Andrea Panico of Pico Jewelry Design.
Jewelry Designer, Andrea Panico formed Pico Designs in 2005 with the vision of exploring the concept of architecture as inspiration for personal keepsakes and jewelry. The company name Pico ( meaning small) reflects the company’s vision that little things can have a big impact in our homes, on our bodies and in our lives.
Panico , an industrial designer with 20 years experience, including positions as a furniture designer, a tabletop designer for retailer West Elm, and as the Director of Product Design and Licensing for world renowned interior designer Clodagh, brings a fresh perspective to jewelry design.
In 2010, Pico Design was awarded the license for a Frank Lloyd Wright Jewelry Collection. The license allows Pico to work closely with the foundation to adapt designs from original plans and drawings. Pico also partnered with Grass Roots Business Funds to help bring sustainable economic opportunities to artisans producing her designs in Bali, Indonesia.
Tara O’Leary is an award winning local artist, who has shown her work for the past 20 years. Her paintings are included in many private and corporate collections across the country.
Nature and its beauty have been the inspiration for her work for many years. “I am fascinated by the sensuousness of Light. To witness the morning light, the filtered light through the trees and the soft haze of a fog; to capture nature’s essence and communicate it with my painting. To consciously avoid elaboration, rather leave a soft mark that allows the viewer to fill in the rest…the way fog slowly lifts on a misty morning
Her newest works… are inspired from a trip she took early this summer to Tuscany. “The Springtime in Tuscany reveals a very different pallet, I loved experiencing a different season, and I’ve tried to capture the potential and promise of Spring in these paintings.”
O’Leary has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, she teaches workshops at Geralyn’s Art Studio and in Tuscany, Como and Ireland.
Come “Meet and Greet” the artists at a Wine Reception and Trunk Show on Friday, September 7, from 4:30- 8 pm. The Pico Design Trunk Show will continue on Saturday, September 8, from 1- 6 pm.
Please visit the Tenth Muse Gallery at 170 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040. Convenient new hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-6 p.m., Thursday through Saturdays from 10-8:00 p.m. Phone (973) 313-2722. For further information, visitwww.thetenthmusegallery.com.