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Upcoming Events from Hand2HeartStudio!

| 02 December, 2013 10:29

In the interest of "simplifying things" I had fully intended to back off on everything especially in participating in too many art shows this holiday season. However, much to my surprise it looks like I managed to do just the opposite in this regard! Below is a list of places that I will be showing work. One nice thing about each of these venues is that all I had to do was show up with my work and someone else took it from there (doing all the hard work of hanging it, displaying, and minding “the store” or more accurately “the gallery”.)  Compared to doing art festivals this makes one feel quite pampered!  Most of these venues except for the show at Orazio Salati’s Gallery are mainly prints and greeting cards. 

As a participant in “A Holiday Group Exhibition” at the Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery I will be showing about 10 original mixed media paintings which will open on First Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-9 pm in Binghamton, NY.  The show will feature the work of 7 artists (digital drawings and paintings, photography, woven digital imagery, pottery, jewelry, and mixed media painting.) For more information you can visit www.oraziosalati.com.  Among the pieces on display are some that reflect my latest experiments with acrylic mediums and animal imagery (see “Detail of Spirit Tree and Deer”).   I hope you will join us on First Friday this coming month!*


You’ll also find framed prints, matted prints, and greeting cards for sale at the following locations:
-Earlville Opera House Holiday Show and Sale open weekends (Friday, Sat, Sun)  from November 22-December 22.  An historic theater dating from 1892,  two art galleries, an Arts Cafe Gallery, and an Artisan Gift Shop. A great destination for the arts lover! (www.EarlvilleOperaHouse.com)

-Gandee Gallery, a gem of a gallery in the pretty town of Fabius will feature a Holiday Group Show of 12 local artists from November 29- Jan 19. Visit their website at (www.GandeeGallery.com).

-Inspiration Art and Antique 4 Main Street in Cortland (a great place for unique art and antiques) will feature a group of local artists.  Open First Friday, Sundays, and many weekdays during the month of December. http://featured-artist-cheri.blogspot.com/

More Events Featuring Other Artists That You Won’t Want to Miss: 

-Also on State Street in Binghamton on First Friday in December is the opening for the Heartful Holiday Bazaar at the Red Tent Studio—Art Gallery featuring, “Gorgeous colorful pottery and prints from Ithaca friends, gorgeous jewelry, quilts, funky paintings, felted art from the Best of Show artist at Colorscape Arts Festival, and more…” www. facebook.com/redtentstudio

-Hidden In Plain Sight: Land Trust Landscapes, Opening Reception, Saturday, December 7, 5pm–8pm. at The Main Street Groton Gallery, 105 Main St, Groton, New York. This is a group show of photographs of some of the nature preserves that form the Finger Lakes Land Trust.  (Includes photos by Dave LoParco, Jane Walker, Susan Larkin and others.)

You Are Invited to 2 Opening Receptions this Friday!

| 01 October, 2013 08:18

You are invited to attend 2 Opening Receptions this Friday (First Friday). I'll be showing 9 pieces with the wonderful Rock Garden Group  at the Center for the Arts in Homer. Then in Binghamton I'm excite to have a piece in the "Rude and Bold Women" show at the Red Tent Studio.  Hope the timing is such that I get to see you at one of these shows!

All the Best,


www.marieloparco.com2 opening receptions flier with Artemis

You are invited to attend a Celebration of Women’s Creativity!

| 15 September, 2013 15:03

You are invited to attend a
Celebration of Women’s Creativity: Sunday September 22 from 2-5pm at the ArtRage Gallery for Art, Poetry, and Music and the 21st edition of the Syracuse Cultural Workers’ Datebook of Women’s Art.  Been asked to display a few pieces on the 22nd and to bring some of my prints and cards to have available for purchase. This should be a nice event and a chance to check out the ArtRage Gallery.  If you live nearby hope to see you there!

Celebration of Women's Creativity Flyer

Will Be Showing at Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Sept. 7 & 8

| 04 August, 2013 11:31

19th Annualcolorscape infocolorscape cover
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 / 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Sunday, September 8th, 2013 / 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Colorscape will feature a line-up of acoustic music arranged by the Night Eagle Productions - a feature for which Colorscape has become known .  Activities at Colorscape include Music Workshops, Competitive Poetry Slam, Artist Demonstrations, Interactive Dance Demos, Hands-on Arts Projects for adults and children of all ages in two Art Zones, and a variety of other creative opportunities throughout the parks. Visitors also choose from a selection of creative and mouth-watering treats in the Culinary Court. ADMISSION AND ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE OF CHARGE!

Please Join Me at The Ithaca Artists' Market, Friday, July 26, 2-8pm

| 20 July, 2013 21:50


Save the date!!!

Come and see me in booth # 60 at the Ithaca Artists’ Market on Friday, July 26th from 2pm to 8pm. 

The show features over 65 fine artists (painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, ceramists, glass artists, fine furniture, fiber artists and more) that have been juried into the show and sale.  In addition there will be wine and food and dessert vendors and live music throughout the day. 

The Artists’ Market event is at the Farmers Market off Route 13 at 3rd Street (545 Third Street, Ithaca, NY 14850).  Read more and see a list of participants

at Detail of "Angel With Running Horse"   www.artspartner.org.

Would love to see you there!!!!

Best Regards,


PS. Another way to get updates on future shows, sales, new work, workshops, or studio events is to  "Like" my Facebook Page.  Go to facebook.com/marieloparco.artist Thanks!


Come Join Us at the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival

| 03 July, 2013 08:39

Lavender Fest 2013 announcementl

Dave and I will be showing our work at the Lavender

Festival again this year and hope you can join us either

on Saturday, July 13 or Sunday, July 14.  It is a great

event!  Go to http://www.lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com/ for

a full this of event details and times.

Best Regards:

Marie and Dave



Women Portraying Women: Mixed Media Messages of Female Empowerment

| 21 May, 2013 22:00

Check out the article by writer, Sarah Hucal of ArtSpan,

entitled "Women Portraying Women:

Mixed Media Messages of Female Empowerment. 

Four Artspan artists discuss the motivations

behind their focus on the feminine.on Mixed Media." 

It was nice of her to include me!

Here's the link:   http://www.artspan.com/articles/content

Dancing Woman

Show at Man In the Moon Shoppe and Café in King Ferry

| 17 May, 2013 14:05

If you haven’t been to Man In the Moon Shoppe and Café in King Ferry

in a while you might want to meet a friend or treat a friend to some great

food and a chance to see some LoParco Studios art work!  Dave and I each

have a room full of work there during the month of May.

A great place with outstanding food! 

You can visit on the web at maninthemooncheesecake.com.


"Please join us this Sunday! Artists, Crafts, Events Cortland Blooms first annual Green Fair!",

| 16 April, 2013 09:48

Woman Meditating with bird and flowersHello!

Dave and I will be displaying our work at the upcoming

Cortland Blooms First Annual Green Fair.

Local businesses, organizations, and over 30 artisans, vendors of local products, musicians and artists will showcase their work at the Corset Factory.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Go to their website listed below for a list of the many activities going on that day!


Hope to see you there!

"Matriarch: Annual Women in the Arts Regional Group Exhibit" this Friday, March 15 from 5- 8pm.

| 11 March, 2013 21:16

You are invited to a group show called, Poster for "Matriarch: Annual Women in the Arts Regional Group Exhibit"  at the Franklin Street Gallery (209 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. As part of this group exhibit I will be showing one of my paintings. Hope to see you there.

Announcement of the Opening of "Natural Vistas Intimate Views" by David LoParco and Karen Burns

| 03 March, 2013 10:22

Please join us for the opening of a fine show of Dave's photographs and Karen Burns' paintings at Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus, NY Sunday, March 10, from 2-4pm!  A wonderful place to visit if you've never been there including miles of scenic trails.

If you visit Dave's website you can see some of the work he will be showing www.davidloparco.com.  Announcement of the Opening of "Natural Vistas Intimate Views" by David LoParco and Karen Burns

They are beautiful!