Press Release: Riverviews Artspace Hosts Italian Artist in First U.S. Show

For Immediate Press Release

Press Release


Megan Weston
Exhibitions and Programs Manager

Riverviews Artspace
901 Jefferson Street Ste G3
Lynchburg VA, 24504

Riverviews Artspace Hosts Italian Artist in First U.S. Show

Lynchburg VA -  A dream come true for Italian artist, Fiorenza Guanetti, whose handcrafted textile artwork will be shown for the first time in the United States at Riverviews Artspace.  Guanetti’s “Onirico" Collection (Italian for “dreamlike”) is inspired by the flora and fauna of Smith Mountain Lake. Pieces in the collection are vibrant, charismatic, and one of kind. Literally, as each textile is carefully embroidered by hand. Guanetti has tremendous imagination and skill, giving her work the ability to reach beyond language barriers, cultures and age with her simplified yet thoughtful characters and compositions. Riverviews Artspace will display her collection, as well as some works on paper, in the Rosel H. Schewel Gallery & Theater on the first floor from June 7th through June 21st, 2019.

Opening Reception will be during First Friday from 5:30pm to 8pm on June 7th. Gallery hours are 12pm to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday and all of Riverviews Artspace’s exhibitions are free and open to the public.


More about the artist:

An author and illustrator since 1985, Guanetti currently resides in Northern Italy, where she has always lived, and still creates art, especially art that can be shared with children, as her life’s passion. Guanetti is highly skilled and experienced in many art techniques including:  watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, silk painting, embroidery, appliqué and reverse appliqué, terracotta and glass glazing, historical Japanese Papier-mâché, jewelry, and home decor.  Read more about the artist, as well as critic reviews and other works, when visiting the exhibit.

About Riverviews Artspace:

Located in Downtown Lynchburg, Riverviews Artspace has converted an old manufacturing building into an innovative collaborative of art, entrepreneurial and living spaces.  Riverviews is a non-profit organization dedicated to fuel creativity, ignite minds and provides inspiration. Our commitment is to ensure exciting, thought-provoking exhibitions and programs of unparalleled significance and to sustain an engaged community and creative laboratory that encourages an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art and culture.

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Stephen Kissel

Illustrator and designer in Lynchburg, VA