ModernMasters Fine Art Joins Art Newport, aboard SeaFair


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ModernMasters Fine Art Joins Art Newport- aboard America’s Megayacht Venue- SeaFair

Newport, RI- July 7, 2011-


SeaFair will be joined today by ModernMasters Fine Art & Brokerage, an Indianapolis-based fine art company that specializes in modern and contemporary masters ranging from Picasso to Warhol (www.modernmastersfab.com) and will be exhibiting over fifty works for purchase aboard SeaFair.

ModernMasters will feature an exhibit that explores modern and contemporary art by decade rather than genre.
Beginning in the 1930s with etchings created by
Pablo Picasso, the exhibit will next feature rare works from  the 1950s  by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali.
The 1960s segment will include one of Warhol’s iconic screenprints of Marilyn Monroe, along with works by
Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Miro.
The 1970’s grouping includes a small original painting by
Alexander Calder, original drawings by JeanMichel Basquiat, and prints by Dali, Motherwell, and others.
A strong presence of pop art is featured in the 1980s, including a coveted screen-print created by
Keith Haring (Silence = Death), an original Warhol drawing, along with a small oil on canvas painting by Robert Motherwell.
The 1990’s fittingly ends with Roy Lichtenstein‘s print “Art Critic.”  The new millennium works feature, among other things, diamond dust pieces by
Russell Young.

The ModernMasters exhibit will be open July 7th, and will run through July 19th.  Three contemporary established Indianapolis-based artists they represent under the moniker of Indy Contemporary (www.indycontemporary.com) will also be exhibited.   The Indy Contemporary portion of the exhibit has a high tech twist.  Collectors will experience the works of Indianapolis-based artists Walter Knabe, Constance Edwards Scopelitis, and Lois Main Templeton in both an active and interactive exhibit space – a concept which would have been impossible only a few years ago. They will be able to see the artists physically create various works, as well as being able to call up the artists’ descriptions of their creations; all of this will be possible without being in the artists’ studio or presence.

The duration of ModernMasters exhibition on SeaFair will include two special “Meet the Artist” events:

JULY 8, 2011, Friday
MEET THE ARTIST: WALTER KNABE
5:30pm – 7pm

Chosen in 2010 as the official artist of the Indianapolis 500, master screen printer Walter Knabe specializes in painting and printmaking. His name is also synonymous with artistic luxury, as evidenced by his 2011 selection as the “Legend IN Design” and the worldwide demand for his hand-created wall coverings and fabrics. Knabe received his formal education at Columbia and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; he has since taught at the University of Wisconsin, as well as teaching at New York University, the School of Design (NY), and the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY). Among others, Knabe’s early projects include working with Thomas Hart Benton on Benton’s last mural in Joplin, Missouri. Knabe’s works have been exhibited in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and the Richmond Museum of Art, among other venues. His creations are in the homes and offices of film, sports, and music legends.

JULY 14, 2011, Thursday
MEET THE ARTIST: CONSTANCE EDWARDS SCOPELITIS
5:30pm – 7pm

Touted as one of the “exceptional” artists of 2010 (Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 11), painter extraordinaire Constance Edwards Scopelitis began her career studying under American figurative painting legend Isabel Bishop, and continued her study alongside other notable figurative painters such as David Leffel and Peter Cox. Thrice given the nod by American Art Collector (most recently in 2011), Scopelitis was also chosen, along with 24 other international artists, to attend an exclusive fellowship invitational in Holland in 2010. Scopelitis’ mediums of choice are oil on linen or charcoal on paper, and she specializes in contemporary figurative works. Her fine art education at Indiana University and the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for these accolades along with museum exhibits and notable corporate collections.

For more information on the artists please visit
www.modernmastersfab.com
or
www.indycontemporary.com.

Art Newport, aboard SeaFair will be open daily from 11am-7pm at Perry Mill Wharf.
For more information please visit
www.expoships.com
or call 239-273-1455.
To purchase tickets, please visit
www.expoships.com.

Press Contact: Ashlea Heck
239.949.5411/ aheck@ifae.com

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