LOVE IT WHILE IT’S HERE

What a perfect Sunday!

Come on down to Ristorante Lucia Sunday from 3-5 – Order up some pizza and wine and toast Vanessa’s amazing work “Love it While it’s Here.”

A lot of us have been driving by that eyesore for quite some time and now it’s so cute.  Working on some live music and free flowers!

 CB GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT “LOVE IT WHILE IT’S HERE,” AN ART INSTALLATION BY VANESSA H. SMITH IN COLLABORATION WITH RISTORANTE LUCIA AT 454 OLD POST RD, BEDFORD, N.Y. IN CELEBRATION, THERE WILL BE AN OUTDOOR SOCIAL DISTANCE RECEPTION AT THE INSTALLATION FROM 3-5PM ON SUNDAY AUGUST 23RD, 2020. RAIN DATE TBD

The project is a collaboration between Ristorante Lucia and the artist Vanessa H. Smith. Ristorante Lucia has been owned by the Diana Family for over fourteen years and has been a weekly dining spot for many Bedford families. “We love being a part of the fabric of this community,” Cristina Diana says. “The property next door to our restaurant had been abandoned for about 10 years before we bought it about four years ago.” “Vanessa asked us if she could paint it and make it beautiful before it comes down.”

“I love Ristorante Lucia” says Smith, “I’m here at least once a week and I was thrilled when they said I could paint the little house next door and Bedford ACE Hardware was kind enough to donate $1500 worth of paint.”

Vanessa H. Smith is an accomplished painter with over 25 solo and group shows, including a successful show at the CB Gallery, Katonah, N.Y., April 2019. Describing her inspiration for this project, Smith explains, “The idea of impermanence and death relate to our times of pandemic and protest. I am thinking about this as I paint. The installation is a sending off, a tribute…”

“Once again Vanessa continues to amaze with eternal optimism and ethereal talent that is so magical to me,” explained CB Gallery owner Christopher Brescia. “She has taken her unique sensibility and applied it to a house that has been in decay in Bedford Village for quite some time – and turned into a delightful folly. So come on down on Sunday. Order up some delicious Lucia pizza and have a bottle of wine!” What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!”

For more information, please visit @loveitwhileitshere on Instagram or contact CB Gallery on Facebook or Instagram @cbartgallery or contact artgallerycb@gmail.com or call 917. 520.3234.

About CB Gallery:

Bedford resident Christopher Brescia opened the CB Gallery space in February 2018 in the charming downtown of Katonah, NY. The mission of the gallery is to offer Westchester and Connecticut residents as, well as visitors and week-enders living in the community, something new and different in contemporary art and work unlike anything else being offered in the area.

 

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