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Venice's Fragile Beauty

Brookline, MA: Diana Stelin Gallery and Art School announces their two-person exhibition “Venice’s Fragile Beauty” at 1386B Beacon St in Brookline, MA on exhibit from January 14, 2024 to February 16, 2024, highlighting the concerning status of the city. Over the years, this fragile city has attracted more attention leading to a greater human impact than ever, wreaking havoc on the historical construction. Featuring artwork by Karen Lee Sobol and Diana Stelin, the exhibition brings attention to aspects of Venice you might not see on the postcards.

Karen Lee Sobol’s art looks at Venice from the pandemic perspective where the lack of heavy traffic for a time allowed larger marine life to re-enter the canals and showcases the effects of a quieter Venice. Sobol’s work celebrates nature and human nature through many forms of media as an artist, author, architect, and advocate. She has exhibited with Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School of Design as well as nationally in Boston, Miami, and Wyoming.

Diana Stelin’s free-flowing painting style expresses her love and appreciation for Venice indicating its delicate balance and exposing the fading and evolving city. As the namesake founder of the Gallery, she has established a space for local and non-local artists, providing an educational space for students of all ages. Stelin is a recipient of the Best of Boston award and is on a mission to reduce Burnout through Creativity – the subject of a Ted talk she presented in March 2022.

A Venetian Carnival-themed opening for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 6:00pm at the Diana Stelin Gallery and Art School. Registration for the event can be found on our website at Dressing up is welcome and we hope to see you there!


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