SPOTLIGHT: Marisa J Pascucci
Karla Walter and Carin Wagner to show at ART FLORIDA 2017
ART FLORIDA 2017
The Curators Choices
"In the Heart of the West Palm Beach Cultural Corridor"
811 Belvedere Road
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West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
West Palm Beach- The Box Gallery is proud to announce that Marisa J Pascucci will be presenting the work of Karla Walter and Carin Wagner as her choices for the Art Florida 2017 Curators Choices Exhibition. The Box Gallery will be host to a VIP reception for the curators and their selected artists on
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. RSVP
ART FLORIDA 2017 CURATORS CHOICES was organized by Rolando Chang-Barrero to emphasises the importance and impact that Bruce Helander, Paul Fisher, Jane Hart, Lee Ann Lester, Marisa J.Pascucci, Noor Blazekovic and Debby Coles-Dobay have on the maturation and the vitality of the art and culture scene of South Florida.
Marisa J Pascucci, Curator of Collections
Boca Raton Museum of Art, former Associate Editor of The Art Economist, former Norton Museum of Art’s Smith Curator of American Art, Everson Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, MOCA, Cleveland, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
An experienced art curator, speaker, and educator, Marisa J Pascucci enjoys a progressive career with renowned institutions and organizations. Presently she holds a senior leadership role at the Boca Raton Museum of Art as the Curator of Collections and is charged with overseeing the care and development of the important permanent collection, assisting with the planning, organizing, and selecting the Museum's diverse exhibitions and implementing relevant programming for varied audiences associated with the exhibitions and collection.
Prior to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Marisa was the Associate Editor of The Art Economist–a critically informative international publication pertaining to the global contemporary art market and adjunct faculty and career advisor at Palm Beach State College. Her previous art museum experience includes serving as the Norton Museum of Art’s Smith Curator of American Art along with curatorial and educational roles held at the Everson Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, MOCA, Cleveland, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Marisa graduated from American University with a Bachelors degree in art history and earned dual Masters degrees in art history and museum studies from the joint program between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Marisa regularly contributes to Boca Museum publications and has co-written successful grants to the Museum Loan Network and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Additionally, she is a member of the Florida Chapter of ArtTable and serves on several committees, including the Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Committee, the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Committee and the Association of Art Museum Curators’ Career Support Committee.
Karla Walter (Artist Statement)
As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. The themes of my work concentrate on interactions observed in nature, humans and society. My work is informed by my life surroundings, observing nature and the natural interactions between animals and man.
Carin Wagner (Artist Statement)
It began with a walk in the woods. Breathing was easier and so was emptying my mind of worry.
I recorded small moments in nature so others could share the peace. From a glade filled with ferns golden
in the evening light to a tiny flower blazing with fleeting glory. As time went by I realized how fragile all of this
beauty was and felt such a need to protect it. I decided to paint my favorite trees- some towering in the midst
of a storm, others quiet in moonlight- in the hopes that they would arouse the same protective spirit in
In my studio I lay down many thin glazes of oil paint to create luminous deep surfaces on the canvas, to
evoke the fragility of our natural world. The careful compositions help the viewer to focus on the loveliness of
each preserved moment of time.
My newest series of paintings are titled Reflect. They began with a discovered branch of a tree(one of our
most precious resources), gnarled and twisted. I imagined its life in its former glory. After multiple trips down
a local river, I had enough images of beautiful greenery reflected in water (anther crucial resource for life on
earth). My quest to join the two together in images, to help others reflect on the beauty and necessity of both
We have great power, you and I. Join me in treasuring our resources so that everyone can enjoy them.
More Spotlights and Sneak Peeks into Art Florida 2017 coming soon!
J. Steven Manolis, Patrick Willard, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty, Karla Walter,
Carin Wagner, Sarah Knouse, Stefan Radu Cretu, and Jon Glaser