Artist Seminar: Shany Porras, Abstract Painter
**This program is presented by the Guild of Berkshire Artists**
Join Shany Porras, abstract painter, as she discusses her work.
Shany Porras’s abstract paintings visually translate what one experiences through music. She started studying classical music when she was young, allowing her to enjoy music into
her adulthood. As a visual artist, she “sees”; music as an abstract language, and she translates music to paintings, much in the same way she would translate one language to another. Shany chooses music that is inspirational to her, selecting topics such as today’s popular or politically charged music, orchestral and chamber music, or music from her home country of Venezuela. Each painting is unique to each musical piece. Her selection of mediums, including acrylic paint, graphite, wax crayons, ink, spray paint, found objects, etc., hinges on her interpretation of the language of music. Her art is deeply influenced by Bauhaus and the American abstract painters of the 20th century, borrowing from their techniques and applying them as needed to interpret music.
Shany Porras has a B.A. and a B.F.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas. At Rice, Shany started as an architecture major, then transferred into the Fine Art program after her sophomore year. She focused on painting and lithography, establishing a foundation of abstract art. Shany’s paintings have been selected into juried shows such as the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art’s annual juried exhibition and Fountain Street Gallery’s annual call
for art. Shany currently maintains a studio in Pittsfield, MA, and actively shows across New England and New York City. Shany is an associate member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).
For more about the artist, please visit her website.
This program will be presented via Zoom, the program link is posted below.
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