Two Presentations on Art-Related Topics to be Featured at the 23rd Annual Immaculata Art Show

The 23rd Annual Immaculata University Art Show, being held from Sunday, February 12 through Sunday, February 19, 2006, announces an educational series entitled Art Talks.
Inspire Me: The Art of Inspiration, the first in the series, will be presented by this year´s featured artist, Matiko Mamaladze, on Tuesday, February 14, at 2:00 p.m., in Alumnae Hall. Matiko has participated in the Immaculata University Art Show since 2001. A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Matiko currently resides in Media, PA. Exhibiting her artwork, both solo and group exhibits, worldwide since 1988, Matiko´s work has been seen in Tbilisi, Georgia; Moscow, Russia; Mannheim and Lampertheim, Germany; and Bern and Zurich, Switzerland. She earned a Master´s degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia. She has served as an art instructor at the Community Art Center in Wallingford, PA; taught group lessons at the Darlington Fine Arts Center; was a freelance artist for the Franklin Mint; and gave private lessons for over 15 years at various establishments.
The Art of Collecting: A Practical Guide and Stories from the Field, presented by Christopher Youngs, director of the Freedman Gallery, will be held on Wednesday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Center. Advice on putting together a collection will be the highlight of this presentation. Since 1995, Chris has held the position of director/curator at The Freedman Gallery, located at Albright College. During his career, he has held various art-related positions including chief curator for the Oklahoma City Art Museum, art administrator for Stadium Corporation of Ontario, art critic for Newsday, director of the Canada Council Art Bank, and chairman of the Canada Council Selection Committees. From 1981 to 1995, he was president of Christopher Youngs Arts Advisors Limited.
The Art Show features the original works of over 180 regional, national, and international juried artists and will be for sale and on display in Alumnae Hall on the university´s campus. All proceeds of this annual event benefit Immaculata University´s programs and scholarship fund.
A ticketed Preview Reception will be held on Saturday, February 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission to the Reception is $50 per person. The general public is invited to view the show for free from Sunday, February 12 through Sunday, February 19, and is open daily from Noon to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information on the Immaculata University Art Show or to order tickets for the Preview Reception, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3122 or email at Additional information may be found at
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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