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Arts Council to host “X ANNiS – Ten Years of Visual Reflections”

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Winston-Salem, NC (February 19, 2024) -- Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will host exhibition “X ANNiS – Ten Years of Visual Reflection”. The Exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts February 23 – April 27, and there will be an opening reception on Friday, February 23 from 5-8 pm.


“X ANNiS” showcases the work of Marianne DiNapoli- Mylet, who uses material such as pastels, acrylics, found and re-purposed objects, stick, metal, and Catholic paraphernalia to explore spiritual tendencies, and celebrate the ten years of investigating societal, familial, and experimental connections in her life.


The work honors DiNapoli-Mylet's second-generation immigrant childhood, mostly matriarchal.

“The concepts also explore the emotional insecurities surrounding my youth as a second-generation immigrant, with the construct to preserve traditions at home while assimilating in public," said Marianne NiNapoli-Mylet. "My creations, too, are imbued with the rhythms and emotions that have colored my experiences as a dancer and a musician in varied environments.”

Through free expression, the work embraces courageous women, who sometimes stand alone, surviving, and yet nurturing an environment in which their offspring might flourish. The work can be formidable and humorous, while appearing protective and engaging, conjuring powerful feminine energy.


Throughout each series, the narrative articulates a visual chronicle of supportive enclaves, powerful rhythmic gestures, strong feminine heritage, and the cathartic healing vitality of lyrical movement. In many pieces feminine forms are presented as a trinity, signifying the trio of women in DiNapoli-Mylet’s nuclear family and her role as one of three sisters. Shown in triplicate they delineate the power and observe the importance of women’s relationships.


Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is the chief advocate of the arts and cultural sector in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Arts Council’s goal is to serve as a leader in lifting up, creating awareness and providing support to grow and sustain the arts and cultural offerings throughout our region, ultimately bringing our community together and making a great place to live, work, and play.

 

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For additional information, please contact:

Katie Hall

Chief Marketing Officer and VP, Development

336-747-1421

 

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