Posts Tagged ‘gallery’

For the entire month of June I will be exhibiting some of my brightest watercolor paintings in a  Solo show at the iYo Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville, Ma! Though the subject of the work varies, the collection was assembled primarily for its warm-weather feel. I would describe the bunch as a simple, whimsical celebration of the summer months and the beautiful world around us.

Painting by Shauna Leva

The work is on display towards the back of the cafe on a brick and mortar wall across from a seating area known as “the drawing room” for the large chalk board on one of its walls. On June 12th from 6-8pm there will be a reception for the show, where patrons of the cafe or any fans of my work can come hang out with me. The cafe serves coffee and typical cafe snacks, but the highlight of the menu in my opinion is the frozen yogurt. All of the work on display is for sale, and while you can purchase in person at the reception, anyone is welcome to see the work at anytime during the month of June, and may send purchase inquiries to my email. Address and hours posted below….I hope to see you at the reception!

Painting by Shauna Leva

iYO Cafe

234 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(Davis Square T Stop)
(617) 764-5295

Monday — Friday:
8:00AM – 11:00PM

8:00AM – 11:30PM

8:00 AM – 10:00PM


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I know it doesn’t look like much right now, but there is my senior show, all packed up in the corner of my dorm room, ready to be installed in the gallery next Thursday! The end of the semester is almost here and my senior exhibition is the culmination of my entire art education up until this point.


In addition to preparing my portion of the show this semester, I was also appointed student representative and show coordinator for my department. This means that my responsibilities for the show don’t end until after the show comes down from the gallery. So even though I have all of my work ready to go except for a few printed things, I have to make sure that the rest of the show comes together smoothly.

I have so far coordinated the paperwork, gallery deposits, gallery layout, advertising, food, music, the decorating plans, and label printing. Thursday we hang the show and I will be busy all day laying out the gallery for real and distributing pedestals. Right now I am also working on additional signage for the show itself.

The opening is going to be amazing! My department has produced some fantastic work and I can’t wait to see it all up on the walls. We are the school’s largest department with 24 students so we are going to fill that gallery with work from top to bottom.

The opening reception will take place one week from today on Saturday, May 5th from 5pm – 8pm at the University of Hartford. We have all worked really hard on this show and I would really appreciate it if you would stop by!

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My department’s Senior show ‘Vignettes’ is only 32 days away! Ah!! I still have so much work to do! But despite all of the stress, I am really excited for the show and for graduation. I know that everyone’s work is going to look fantastic, and I think that all of my readers, if you’re in the area, should come to the Illustration Department Class of 2012 Senior Exhibition Opening Reception on May 5th from 5-8pm at the University of Hartford! Here is the show card and flyer, if you’d like to help  advertise the show for us.

Show Card Front

Show Card Back

Show Flyer

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Costume Critique

I finally have enough pictures of my Sheik costume where I feel I am ready for a critique. I plan to fix up this costume for Connecticon and future cons to come. If you have any suggestions for me on how I can improve, please Critique my costume on the Cosplay.com Forums or by commenting on this post, or the one on my cosplay pages. Here is a gallery of the costume. and reference for anyone who is not familiar with the character.

You can also send me an email with any comments or suggestions. More information on the costume can be found here.

I really want to hear what you guys have to say about this one. Especially ways that you think I can make it more durable! I want this one to last!

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