Meet the Artists Virtually
Coming Up Next:  NOVEMBER 5

The Gallery Committee will be presenting monthly virtual art exhibits, featuring two artists in each one-hour virtual show.  Starting September 10, (October 8, November 5, December 3,and January 7 thereafter), the interactive virtual exhibits will be moderated by a member of the Committee, and feature a presentation from each artist including  what inspires them; examples of their artwork; studio tour; and preferred medium. Attendees will be supplied a link to the artist’s website and be able to purchase art directly from the artist. 

Mark your calendars for these exciting and stimulating exhibits!

Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend.

Meet the Artists Zoom
Thursday, November 5, 2020
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Please register to attend: Click Here 

"Swann Fountain"
by Ellie Moniz

Ellie Moniz is a watercolor artist who enjoys painting cityscapes, landscapes, and coastal scenes. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ellie has always been drawn to the city as a source of inspiration. Ellie fell in love with watercolor after her first (and only) class in college, 23 years ago and continues to learn new techniques with every painting. She is looking forward to sharing some of her experiences with the medium at the Cosmopolitan Club virtual show in November.

by Ekaterina Vanovskaya

Artist Statement: 
Memorable childhood experiences frame the core of my work. Painting serves as reconciliation with the self. It is as if I am painting about a secret that nobody else knows. How does our past impact our emotions, responses and ways of being? The perceptions of our childhood inevitably define the way we live our lives today. 

The memories etched into my mind are from places that symbolize isolated experiences and therefore have a strong emotional impact. These physical places I no longer occupy and they do not exist in the same state, as when I knew them. At the same time, all is imagined. 

These watercolors on paper are an extension of my large-scale oil painting narratives. The watercolors depict segments: scenes and figures that nourish my larger paintings. Done outside, they add freshness and color vitality to my larger studio work, complimenting the oil narratives perfectly. Partially a meditation, partially an ode to being out in nature, these watercolors get me out of my studio and out of my head.