Canvas Gallery: Stardust by Mane Sakic Opening Reception @ CANVAS.Institute of Arts,Culture and CivicEngagement., Staten Island [19 August]

Canvas Gallery: Stardust by Mane Sakic Opening Reception

18:30 - 21:30

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CANVAS.Institute of Arts,Culture and CivicEngagement.
150 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, New York 10301
Staten Island, NY (August 1, 2017) ‐ Canvas Institute is pleased to present “Stardust” from artist Mane Sakic.

This featured exhibit by Serbian artist Mane Sakic explores the relationship between human beings and the universe.

«Stars are made of dust and ashes. I am trying to give dramatic and human meaning to the abstract deep and far corners of the universe. From my perspective, stars and planets are like some tragic heroes. A Star and a human being are from the same material, harmonic proof of our endless beauty.»
— Mane Sakic about the Stardust Exhibit.

The exhibit will open Saturday, August 19 6:30pm with a food and wine reception. The unveiling will begin at 7 PM followed by performances and live Q&A with Mane Sakic.

«Canvas Gallery continues to be an outlet for artists exploring nontraditional gallery spaces that create renewed interest and experiences within art, culture and humanities. Stardust is a prime example of this, each piece showcases our connections to one another through space and time. Mane's work has been successful around the globe and I am excited to welcome him to downtown Staten Island. Our unique opportunity to showcase artists of his caliber is a part of my vision for Canvas and a part of our ongoing goal to provide access to diverse art and artists directly to our Staten Island community. — Bobby Digi Founder of Canvas Institute of Art. Culture & Civic Engagement

Mane Sakic is a Serbian-born artist and son of Serbian actress, singer, and writer, Olivera Katarina. Mane's mosaic work adorns one of the city center streets in Belgrade, and his paintings reside at The Museum of Cinematography and The Ministry of Culture in Belgrade. Mane’s work is also part of various private collections, including actress Sharon Stone, Peter Stojanovic, and The Kee Collection Madrid. Mane has enjoyed creative collaborations with Marina Abramovic, Daphne Guinness, Olivera Katarina, and Dejan Damnjanovic.

Mane studied painting at the Belgrade University of Fine Arts, under Professor Momcilo Antonievic, and graduated in 1995. Mane's work is currently showing at Mana Contemporary.
Mana Contemporary is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States. Its rapidly expanding flagship location in Jersey City, originally built in 1890, will eventually encompass a footprint of more than two million square feet.

Canvas Institute opened its doors to the public in January 2016, hosting many successful events with great attendance and gaining the attention of local and international press. Leading the charge as the first multidisciplinary arts and culture space in Downtown Staten Island, Canvas seeks to increase the positive impact of community driven artists, scholars, and civic leaders. Canvas’ public programs, discussions, and quarterly art exhibits attract local and visiting audiences promoting open dialogue, creativity, and intentional action.
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