Maria Termini, of JP, will exhibit a series of acrylic paintings inspired by her experiences in Bolivia. The exhibit is open to the public and will take place at the Putterham Library: Wall Gallery from August 1 to September 30, located at 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, 617 730 2385. The library is open: Monday and Wednesday 10 to 9, Tuesday and Thursday 10 to 6, and Friday 10 to 5.
Maria Termini is an artist, author and public speaker. She served in the US Peace Corps in Bolivia and fell in love with this country and has returned many times to visit and explore. She spent much time wandering in wonder in the mountains outside the city of Sucre, in the jungle near Cochabamba, and in the salt flats of Uyuni. These paintings reflect the drama she saw and felt in the exciting shapes and colors of the land.
Maria Termini’s art has been widely exhibited and is in the collections of many non-profit organizations, as well as the Boston Public Library, the De Cordova Museum, and the Fogg Museum. Her latest book, Through the Mountains to the Stars, is a collection of stories and photographs about the adventures of a curious solo woman traveler in the Andes and especially Bolivia.
Maria Termini has been a practicing artist for many years. Her art is joyful, and wonder-filled and reflects her love of combining exciting colors. She works in acrylic, silkscreen, watercolor, collage, colored pencil and fabric appliqué delighting in the unique qualities of these materials. Her inspiration has been enriched by her many travels, ancient rock art, her process of improvising with colors and shapes, the color purple, exciting visual possibilities in nature and by her experience as a musician.
Maria Termini has a studio and gallery in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. All the works in the show are for sale and studio visits are welcome. More information can be found on her website: www.mariatermini.com For inquiries about the work, please contact the artist by e-mail: [email protected] or phone 617 553 2762.