Mixed-Media Exhibition by Maria Ojascastro and Rudy Zapf to Open 6/13 at COCA
COCA presents a collaborative mixed-media exhibition by Maria Ojascastro and Rudy Zapf, June 13 - September 7, in the Millstone Gallery at COCA. Both artists will exhibit recent works layering prints, paint, text and found objects as a meditation on resilience. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
"Breathe: Maria Ojascastro and Rudy Zapf" will be on view at the Millstone Gallery at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130, Friday, June 13 - Sunday, September 7, with an Opening Reception set for Friday, June 13, at 6:00pm; Artists' remarks at 6:30pm.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Maria Ojascastro has been a visual arts faculty member at COCA since 2007. In addition to her work with COCA's Interchange and COCAbiz programs, Ojascastro presents professional development workshops for various educational institutions including Washington University's Brown School of Social Work and the Kemper Art Museum. She also teaches arts and wellness workshops through several cancer networks including the Siteman Cancer Center and the Cancer Support Community. Ojascastro received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She began her teaching career at Churchill Center & School for Learning Disabilities and was an instructor at The Moog Center for Deaf Education from 2008 to 2011. Her mixed-media works on paper and canvas are inspired by the colors and textures in her garden, her travels abroad and her adventures as a mom of three creative and complex boys.