We're just 5 days away from this special event! Be sure to stop by on Tuesday from 5-7! ◾
The Twisted Frenchman & La Riviera Bistro restaurants are pleased to announce that our walls will soon be covered with artwork by internationally acclaimed abstract painter Helen Corning. $40 at the door. Artist discount of $15.
Entrance includes hors d'oeuvres and an open bar serving select wine and cocktails.
ABOUT THE RESTAURANTS:
5925 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Both restaurants will be open for regular dinner service beginning at 7:30pm
ABOUT THE ART:
Painting large abstract canvas’s with a spare palate of earth colors, her works have been called “poetic” and “immediately outstanding” by the Washington Post, “prophetic and full-bodied, like Haikus envisioned” by the Montgomery Journal, and the Boston critic, Mable Colgate noted one of Corning’s shows as “Strong assurance and with restful simplicity. She imparts a feeling of truth and rightfulness. One will remember this.” Helen Corning showed her work in Washington DC for over five decades, maintaining studios around the world including Tokyo Japan, and Ein Hod, Israel. In 2011, at the age of 89 she moved her home and studio to Thomaston Maine where she continued to paint and on her 90th birthday was presented in a one-woman show at the Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery in Rockland, Maine. Corning passed away 4 weeks after the close of her show with a full calendar. “To me, ‘less is more.’ I find overload everywhere. I strive for elements that suggests but do not ‘INSIST.’ I want the person looking at these paintings to discover at leisure what it is all about and maybe between us, we can share these ideas.” —Helen Corning
Pittsburgh audiences may recognize the last name Corning because of critically acclaimed choreographer/performer Beth Corning, the artistic director of the Pittsburgh based dancetheater company, CORNINGWORKS. Few may know that she is the daughter of a national and internationally acclaimed artist - the late Helen Corning. ◾
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