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"L’Image Mystique/Les Vues Sacrees (Sacred Image/Sacred Views)"
2008-09-28 until 2008-11-02
Enclaves Gallery
Philadelphia, PA, USA United States of America

New Orleans visionary artist and ordained Vodou priestess, Sallie Ann Glassman, joins one of Philadelphia's most prolific and respected “Spiritual” artists, Gerard (Jerry) DiFalco, at The Enclaves Gallery from September 28 - November 2, 2008 in a show entitled, L’Image Mystique/Les Vues Sacrées (Sacred Image/Sacred Views).  The gallery is located at 2900 Sheaff Lane in South Philadelphia, near the intersection of Penrose and Pattison Avenues. An alumna of The New Orleans Art Institution, Haitian-ordained Manbo, Sallie Ann Glassman, is an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited internationally in highly-acclaimed one-woman and group shows. Gerard (Jerry) DiFalco, who is profiled in both Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World, has won grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. DiFalco has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2002.

Author of the book, Vodou Visions, Sallie Ann Glassman has lectured extensively on Vodou and visionary art, and has performed rituals nationally and internationally. In 1997 she was invited on a two-week lecture tour of Australia, where she gave workshops on Vodoun ceremony and ritual. In 2001 she conducted a workshop and retreat at the Omega Institution. She's also participated on panel discussions at the Contemporary Art Center, the Tennessee Williams Festival, Barrister's Gallery and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art. After Hurricane Katrina, Glassman founded The New Orleans Hope and Heritage Project, a public charity that conducts free trauma-relief sessions and distributes donations to New Orleans' residents trying to rebuild after the devastation.

In 2002 Jerry DiFalco was named a Resident Artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s award-winning education program. He has exhibited in over 250 solo and juried-group shows in North American and European galleries including those in Atlanta, Barcelona, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Madrid, Minneapolis, New York City, Paris, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. As a painter, he is best known for his vivid palette and experiments with color-field theory. He also has an established reputation as a conceptual artist through his pioneering installations beginning in 1984 at Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia. DiFalco also displays a growing dedication to spiritual art, a development that began in 1994 during his time with Creative Artists Network. His next solo exhibition is in March 2009 at Philadelphia’s Holy Family College Art Gallery.

View more Jerry DiFalco's work in his Portfolio at absoltuearts.com absolutearts.com/portfolio/g/gerarddifalco

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