Nick Georgiou & Titus Castanza Art Exhibiton at Tucson Botanical Gardensby Charles Spillar on May. 11, 2010, under arts, Tucson Art
An exhibit of works by Tucson artists Nick Georgiou and Titus Castanza are on display at the Tucson Botanical Gardens -Porter Hall Gallery through May 28. A reception for the artists will be held May 21 from 6-10 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy food, drink and live music.
These two artists are rapidly gaining recognition on the Tucson art scene for their exceptional creative work. I personally have visited their studio located in the Citizens Art Studios building and am very impressed with their body of highly professional art.
Nick Georgiou is originally from Queens, NY and received his BFA in film and televison from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Georgiou meticulously creates hand-stitched newsprint sculptures, which he integrates into the urban environment. His works have been exhibited at Black Rat Press and Andipa Modern Galleries in London as well as featured shows in the New York area. His most recent show brought him to Tucson where he exhibited and lectured at the University of Arizona.
Titus Castanza received his formal art training from The Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. He began his career in 2001 working as a staff artist for The Franklin Mint. Later, he went on to find a rewarding career as a freelance artist. After living and working in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. for six years, he decided to return to his native Tucson to pursue his career as a gallery artist. Titus is widely known for his portraits and landscapes and for his concept drawings/paintings for local businesses and organizations.
Admission to the artist reception May 21 is $5 for Gardens members, $10 nonmembers. RECEPTION hours: 6-10 p.m The gallery itself is open during regular Garden hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 7 days a week.
Tucson Botanical Gardens is a private, non-profit organization that promotes botanical, horticultural, and ecological education; encourages responsible environmental stewardship; and provides a beautiful setting for enjoyment and relaxation. The Gardens is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson featuring a 5 acre collection of 16 specialty gardens. It is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.