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Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

Maria Pinto’s Fashion & Art Featured Around Chicago This Summer

Maria Pinto’s Fashion & Art Featured Around Chicago This Summer

The Field Museum and Mars Gallery of Chicago are both presenting the work of fashion designer and artist Maria Pinto!

Maria received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991. She has been one of Chicago’s leading fashion designers, and for the last three years she has been drawing. Maria found great release and peace in drawing and painting. Her collection being unveiled at a public show at Mars Gallery on August 13th, 2013, is Root Vertebra. Yes, as in tree roots. The pieces are works on paper, with oil, Japanese ink and watercolor.

PintoHeadshotRoots, according to Maria, are a direct map to the world around us. They are like a roadmap to our physical, emotional, and spiritual connection to the world.

Maria took it a bit farther. She then became curious about vertabra and bones, thinking that they are key to the structure of man’s living body.

One only knows where this may take the artistic drawings of Mario Pinto.

Please stop by Chicago’s Field Museum and check out this amazing feature on their site to see her fashion works, and visit Mars Gallery later this summer as well – the open night reception for her Root Vertebra exhibition is August 13, 2013 from 6 to 9 P.M. The event is open to the public. There is no charge for admission, and the exhibit runs through August 28th.

Jennifer Meltzer

Jennifer Meltzer

Jennifer Meltzer has her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and has worked as a fashion model for Wilhelmina in New York at age 18. She has hosted and co-produced three cable television shows in the Chicago area. After years in front of the camera, Jennifer turned the camera outward, photographing and writing for Today’s Chicago Woman’s Gal About Town. She now lives in Malibu, CA.



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