St. Petersburg, FL (January 8, 2019) – The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is excited to announce the opening night of award-winning sculptor Christina Bertsos exhibit, Coaxing Beauty: A Sculptors Discovery with Stone. Coming to the Tully-Levine Gallery at the ArtsXchange, Bertsos sculptures are designed with a highly intuitive, non-linear approach that crafts works of art which feel feminine, sensual and fluid. As a sculptor, Bertsos coaxes the natural beauty of the stone into moving expressions of form that invite the viewer to connect with something beyond the subject matter and to find their own physical and emotional experience.
“The stone and I are basically made of the same molecules with our co-evolution occurring simultaneously to the very specific moment in time that we meet. There is something mystical happening in that moment. For me, It’s a kind of a sacred dance or union. My passion and love for beauty are poured into each of my one of a kind works of art. As there are no two stones that are the same, none of them can be duplicated to exactness,” says Bertsos of her artwork.
Christina Bertsos is a self-taught sculptor with degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Loyola University in Chicago. Since 2011, she has focused her artistic study and expression on stone sculpture, receiving local acclaim for the way her stone structures seem fluid and in a state of motion. She won 1st place in the Dunedin Fine Arts Center Annual Member’s show both in 2017 and in 2018.
Christina Bertsos Coaxing Beauty: A Sculptors Discovery with Stone
OPENING NIGHT: 1/12/19 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Tully-Levine Gallery at the ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712
EXHIBIT DATES: 1/12 – 2/03
COST: Free on 1/12 for St. Pete ArtWalk, Trolley Stop #6
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-3176169
Diane Morton, Executive Director of the Warehouse Arts District, says that highly-curated exhibits like this are making the area an arts destination for tourists and locals, “we are thrilled that we get to debut such a highly-talented sculptor for the first night of ArtWalk in 2019. Bertsos transforms stone into magnificent structures of fluidity that take the medium from hard and lifeless to robust and graceful. WADA is bringing exhibits that inspire and remind people of how important art is to our lives and the entire community”.
About the Warehouse Arts District Association
The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant arts community within and around the Warehouse Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg. Spanning from 1st Avenue North to 10th Avenue South and 16th Street to 31st Street, the Warehouse Arts District includes the Deuces Live Main Street and is comprised of a thriving community of over 300 businesses that support both the artistic outreach of the organization and the community revitalization. WADA employs a broad spectrum of tools, including marketing, advocacy, community stimulation, and educational programming to support the success of artists and community. The Education Center will serve all citizens, particularly those in the Midtown area, with accessible health, wellness, and art classes. For more information, please visit, warehouseartsdistrictstpete.com.
About the ArtsXchange
The ArtsXchange, a project of the Warehouse Arts District Association, is an artistic enclave with over 50,000 square feet of warehouse space that is being renovated into affordable working studios, galleries, classrooms, and performance space. ArtsXchange tenants are from all mediums with most spaces doubling as galleries open to the public on the Second Saturday of every month and a focus on providing arts education to underserved populations. For more info please visit, warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/ArtsXchange.
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