Artist Reception for Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet

Artist Reception for Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet

Thursday, September 8, 6pm

Join painter and muralist Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet for an opening reception. DiNapoli-Mylet's paintings will be shown at Scuppernong Books for the duration of the Words of Note Festival. Her art "deals with musical genres, depicting a spontaneous moment in a performance."

“Marianne DiNapoli Mylet … of the most recognized muralists in her community. The murals she creates are vibrant, pulsating and lively. They always engage cultural influences.” - Brooke Davis Anderson Director and Curator at The Contemporary Center, Museum of American Folk Art, NY

“Marianne (DiNapoli-Mylet) is an accomplished painter, whose balance of technique and style result in images that are at the same time beautifully crafted and whimsical. She has a strong sense of art history coupled with a strong personal vision, giving her the ability to create work that acknowledges her antecedents without slavishly imitating them.” - Garrett Spiers, Graphic Art Coordinator, Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet is a multi-media artist who has been engaged in the study of art, culture and education for over 35 years. Since 1985, as Assistant Director and a lead artist in the Artistic Design Program (an antigraffiti/mural program) in Camden, NJ, she has focused on creating public art with communities as a means of celebrating history and heritage, commemorating life and instilling neighborhood pride.

DiNapoli-Mylet’s studio works feature musicians and dancers in a l - paintings and drawings. “My work focuses on emotion and rhythm primarily through music. I am fascinated by a spontaneous raw moment in a performance. I attempt to capture that moment, allowing the viewer an insight into the soul of a performance - hoping to entice the viewer to “feel” the beat and “hear” the music in my paintings and drawings. “

DiNapoli-Mylet has been an active member of the Winston-Salem arts community since moving here in 1989. She co-founded and managed Studios at 625 (1999- 2016) in the Downtown Art District. She was awarded Regional Artist Fellowships in 1995 and 2014 from The Arts Council of WS/FC for her studio work focusing on musicians and most recently to explore her early spiritual roots.

DiNapoli-Mylet has been an art instructor, educator and exhibitor in institutions such as: Reynolda House, SECCA, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Forsyth Country Day School and The Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts as well as Salem College, the University of NC and East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

She has created over 40 murals with schools and communities throughout NC, PA, VA and NJ. Her studio works are in collections in Pennsylvania, Italy and Germany as well as in the collections of General Electric, Milton Rhodes, Doc and Rosalie Watson and the Spring House Restaurant in Winston-Salem.

DiNapoli-Mylet developed and founded the !POWAR! Program (2010-2015), a public art program in Winston-Salem with a focus on mentoring youth and building community bonds through public art projects. They created 7 murals in Winston-Salem.

Most recently, after 17 years in the Downtown Art District, DiNapoli-Mylet moved to a small studio in Winston and a larger studio in the mountains. She will be exhibiting her works of musicians at Scuppernong Books during the National Folk Festival with an opening reception on Thursday, September 8 from 6-8PM.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401