Il’Mara Press Release

Il Mare

ATELIER NEWPORT’s third group exhibition entitled, Il Mare, opens September 1st and runs through October 9th, at 200 Bellevue Avenue, in Newport, RI.

Il Mare, a group exhibition inspired by “L’infinito”, a poem written in 1819, by Giacomo Leopardi, examines our melancholy mood by the sea in late summer.

“Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.”
― Bob Dylan

Jennifer Day, Antonia Tyz Peeples, Christopher Pendergast, Robert Bolster, Robert Farber, Alix Martinez, Heinke Bohnert, Roxanne Chardon, Karen Conway, Amanda Fenlon, are a few of the artists visually interpreting Leopardi’s poem in this group exhibition exploring the last sweet days of summer.

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