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BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE Features Both International and Local Artists

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE presents two solo exhibitions opening December 12th from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm. In the main gallery, “Franco Marrocco-The Red Studio & Other Works” curated by Giovanni Iovane and Marisa Caichiolo will debut paintings from the international artist Franco Marrocco. On view in the project room is “J.J. L’Heureux: Etichette,”a solo show from Venice local and established artist J.J. L’Heureux.

Franco Marrocco is an established artist and the director of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, where he also teaches painting. The artist has shown his work at Palais d’Europe, Strasburg (1994); Sala Polivalente of the Eurpean Parliament, Brussels (1998); Museo Butti, Viggiù (1998); Palazzetto dell’arte, Foggia (1998); Chiostro di Voltorre, Varese (1999), and in occasione of the XIII Quadriennale di Roma. In 1997, there are invitations to the exhibition “Artinceramica”, Palazzo Reale in Naples that later travelled to Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm and the “49° Premio Michetti”, Francavilla al Mare, Pescara.

In English the word "studio" refers to the working space where a painter, a photographer or a sculptor brings his or her creation to life. In Italian, however, "studio" also refers to a study on a certain subject, a drawing, an elaboration, as well as a model for a future application. It also means space for either a private or public exhibit.