Carla Massoni, the owner of MassoniArt Gallery, announced the opening of Marc Castelli’s newest one-man exhibition, “Shouting at the Wind,” by reassuring collectors that “the show will go on.” For over 25 years, Marc has been represented by the gallery and his annual show has become synonymous with the Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend. COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of the festival this year and compelled Carla to reinvent Marc’s opening.
On preparing for the annual exhibit, Carla said, “We are hard at work creating ‘virtual’ experiences to showcase Marc’s 2020 collection of new watercolors in collaboration with videographer Justinian Dispenza, of Andover Media, and our webmaster Francoise Sullivan. Once the exhibit is installed, a video tour will be posted online to enhance your experience as you review the entire exhibition on massoniart.com, our gallery website. Marc’s Artist Talk is always a standing room only experience. He shares the stories behind each image and the artistic challenges he experienced. This year’s exhibit features his favorite subjects – the watermen of the Eastern Shore, the workboats and historic log canoes that he works and crews on and his newest passion the world of the Maryland equestrian. Although he will miss being with a ‘real’ audience, a virtual Artist Talk will be videotaped in the gallery. The entire exhibition with complete in-depth descriptions of Castelli’s paintings will be featured on our website as a new feature.”
The gallery will be open to the public but, due to health concerns, by appointment only. “Shouting at the Wind” will exhibit from November 1 through December 20. Contact the gallery directly prior to visiting to schedule a date and time. Masks are required and visits are limited to one party at a time, allowing the gallery to be disinfected between appointments.
“Shouting at the Wind” will be featured on the gallery’s online shop, however all sales must be handled directly through the gallery. For appointments and to arrange purchases, contact Carla Massoni at 410-778-7330, 410-708-4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.