This is a Reproduction of Melissa Fiorentino's "Tribute to Michelangelo".
Artist Statement:I create art that shows life, but not in the way others do. What I mean by this is that I create paintings that show a different side of life, the side where we are learning, discovering and living through the feeling that move through our veins during the process. I just hope to find that people can see something in my art that moves them, that makes them get goosebumps or makes them feel the need to stop every time they walk byto give them the feeling of being alive!Exhibitions/showings and awards:Fine Arts For Ocala (1999) Ocala, FL~First Place-wheel thrown pottery~Second Place-wheel thrown pottery~Second Place-scratchboard drawingPaddock Mall Student Art Show (2000) Ocala, FLAppleton Museum of Art(2000) Ocala, FLFine Arts For Ocala (2000) Ocala, FL ~First Place-pencil drawingPaddock Mall Student Art Show (2001) Ocala, FL~First Place-charcoal drawing~Second Place-Clay SculptureThe CFCC Webber Center Student Art Exhibition (2002) Ocala, FL~Award Of Merit- Acrylic PaintingFine Arts For Ocala (2002) Ocala, FL~Winner of Fine Arts For Ocala ScholarshipThe CFCC Webber Center Student Art Exhibition (2003) Ocala, FL~Award of Distinction- Acrylic PaintingSilver Spring Shores 30th Anniversary Festival (2004) Silver Springs, FLAll That Art (2005) Ocala, FLAll That Art (2006) Ocala, FLThe Primary Oven (2006) Ocala, FLFine Arts For Ocala (2006) Ocala, FLThe Primary Oven (2007) Ocala, FLThe Primary Oven (last show for this year) (2007)Ocala, FLGallery Representation:The Primary Oven (2006-present)Private and Public Collections:Casey Kurchoft, Florida, USAJames Wright, Florida, USAMorgante, South AmericaMichael Burton, Texas, USAArvilla and Jeff Hocker, Florida, USAReviews and Press:2003. Star Banner Newspaper. Art from show available for sale. Sunday, March 2.. Picture of Subjective Moment included in article. 2003. CFCC Literary Magazine. Imprints. Volume 11. Picture of Inside of Me included. 2004. Star Banner Newspaper. Eclectic mix: Talent shines through at CFCCs Student Art Showcase exhibit. Sunday April 11. 2006. Voice of South Marion. Young Artist on the Rise. October 5. Pg. 13. Picture of artist and portfolio included in article. Soon to be on 2 local television programs focused on young talent. Commissions:Central Florida Community College, Ocala, FL, USA Jim Wright, Ocala, FL, USA Morgante, Ocala, FL, USA Casey Kurchoft, Ocala, FL, USA Micheal Burton, Ocala, FL, USA Arvilla and Jeff Hocker, Ocala, FL, USA Lola Bain, Ocala, FL, USAArtist Links:http://widgetsformyspace.com/buy.aspx?listingsview=&userid=131&q= http://www.artbymf.gather.com http://fiorentino.myexpose.com http://www.compelloart.com/artist/183 http://www.distantartpost.com/Features/MelissaFiorentino.htm http://www.myspace.com/archgirlus http://www.anioman.com http://www.perfectmuse.com/new_work.htm http://www.cfcc.cc.fl.us/current/imprints/vol11/losswords.htm http://www.fineartsemporium.com/links/artistssites2.htm http://www.perfectmuse.com/melissa_fiorentino.htm http://afonline.artistsspace.org/view_artist.php?aid=6685