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Art is Everywhere….Anyes Galleani Shows her work at LA’s Upper West Restaurant!

November 15th, 2012 · No Comments

            By Libby Lancaster Santa Monica,CA (Hollywood Today)11/15/12/—Art surrounds us on an everyday basis. Perhaps its in a view, in a design or sometimes. In cuisine. Upper West serves up more than delicious food. This Sunday it holds an opening reception for artist Anyes Galleani on November 18th. A Los Angeles based artist, Galleani’s work features mixed media art, with a photomontage and collage. The exhibition, entitled “Beautifully Broken” features city scenes inspired by downtown LA. Galleani was always a creative person but never considered herself an artist until she started experimenting with photomontage in the early 90′s. She explains, “Although I was not making “paintings”  I was creating very small art pieces collaging film and transparencies then painting on them. The final product was saved under glass and printed like a photograph, on paper.”                 Anyes has been working in the creative field for over 30 years. Her work has been featured in magazines, venues and exhibits and is also on view in residential, commercial as well as in the corporate world. A native to Italy, Anyes came to California to study film and photography and soon established herself as a photographer/art director for fashion and celebrities. She was drawn to photomontage, which opened the door to an array of new opportunities, from gallery shows to design and video projects. Anyes talks about her process, “I print my photomontages on silk or paper, then collage them with colored paper and acrylic paint. The transparency of the silk allows the colors and textures of the layers below to show through, adding additional levels of depth. Most paintings are on wood panels, others on canvas, the look of the art is intentionally raw and organic. Sometimes I use the same image in more than one painting, obtaining very different results, and making each piece unique. Galleani visited Upper West when a friend and fellow artist was on exhibit. She loved the space and atmosphere. She is excited to show at Upper West. “Beautifully Broken” will feature twenty five mixed media paintings. The subjects include cityscapes, flowers, abstracts and women. Upper West offers four areas for artists to hang their work. Anye has chosen to feature a different subject in each area. The opening reception takes place from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404. For more information about Upper West restaurant or the art show, visit http://www.theupperwest.com/ For more information about Anyes Galleani see www.galleani.com. The fun and festive dining experience at Upper West is available for private parties, celebrations and business meetings. Upper West is the perfect venue to host corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners and more. Upper West offers three different options for private parties depending on the number of people attending. 1. The front room accommodates 42 people seated and 50 people buffet/ cocktail style. 2. The main dining room accommodates 90 people seated and 120 people buffet/ cocktail style. 3. The entire restaurant accommodates 140 people seated and 170 people buffet/ cocktail style. Pre-fix menus are available in addition to customized menus to fit your needs and budget. Our professional staff looks forward to catering to your every need to ensure your upcoming event is a complete success. We will happily provide accommodations for tailored services and items, including flower arrangements and audio-visual equipment. Please call or visit the restaurant for more details. Click here to take a virtual tour.   Libby Lancaster Libbylancaster@rocketmail.com

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