WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Niabos Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit themed after self-portraits after Oxford Dictionary named "selfie" as word of the year for 2013. }}" />

   
 
 
Niabos Art Gallery Hosts Selfie Exhibit

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 1/5/2014

The Niabos Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit themed after self-portraits after Oxford Dictionary named "selfie" as word of the year for 2013. The selfie exhibit is the gallery's fourth show since opening in August of 2013.

 

"We found that in Mansfield, we have an amazing group of talented artists who are constantly trying to find new venues to exhibit their work," said Violeta Chinni, owner and executive director of Niabos. "We wanted to focus specifically on artwork by local and regional artists. We're only open three hours per week, but we thought that in those 180 minutes per week we can actually give those artists another place to displace their work."

 

"The different mediums make it a very balanced show," says Aurelio Diaz, the gallery's creative coordinator. "You have all areas covered: paint, video, photography, sculpture... everything." Diaz also participated in the gallery's exhibit by submitting some of his own artwork. For him, he says the experience is very satisfying as an artist, as you view all different styles and ideas. "I think having art displayed among different artists who you do and don't know, it inspires you artistically." 

 

Chinni was overjoyed by the support she's received from the community. For her, opening the gallery was much more personal than just helping out some friends. She dedicated the gallery as a tribute to her father, who taught her everything she knows about art. "He had to actually give up his artwork in order to support his family," she explains. The impact her father's art had on her was tremendous, and she made it her passion to give back to the art community. 35 years later, she's able to lend a hand to artists in Ohio by giving them another outlet to display their work.

 

For more information on upcoming events hosted by the gallery or about the gallery itself, visit its website at NiabosArtGallery.com.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Mansfield police are investigating the death of a baby, who had lived in a house with what's described as a meth lab in the attic. Full Story
Image1 The Ohio District Five Area Agency on Aging held a roundtable discussion as part of Governor John Kasich and First Lady Karen Kasich's Start Talking initiative. Full Story
 
Image1 Richland County community leaders have some new ideas to consider, as they pursue economic growth for an area hit hard by the recession, job losses, and a population decline. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Chapter of the American Red Cross is gearing up for its Hero Award of Richland County celebration. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Eagle Scout Candidate Indicted For Rape Claim At Blood Drive

Mansfield Native Prepares for 4th Iditarod

Lexington Plants Three Trees For Arbor Day Celebration

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

Weirich Waste Teams Up With Stingel For Recycle Days

More News