arts & entertainment
Gallery 14 is proud to present A LIFE IN THE SUN: Retro Acrylics by Melissa Mastrangelo. The show will run from March 30 through April 30 with a special opening showing from 5-8pm as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm or by appointment.
Melissa, originally aspiring to attend veterinary school, graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in zoology. When faced at the crossroad she decided to pursue art instead and has been working professionally as an artist since 2007. She often incorporates other media into her acrylic paintings, such as mid century ephemera and spray paint. Some of her favorite subjects include old neon motel signs, vintage surf vans, beaten up nautical buoys and other rusty objects that had once marked a moment in time. These symbols of a simpler life offer the viewer some comfort in the midst of an ever changing world.