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'Georgia: Portraits' and 'Identity' Opening

‘Georgia: Portraits’ w/ Dom DiPaolo and 'Identity' w/ Masami Koshikawa
Tuesday, May 5th 2015 | 7pm – 9pm | @ 2 Locations - Downtown Credo (Dom DiPaolo exhibit) and Credo Florida Hospital (Masami Koshikawa exhibit)

Join us at Downtown Credo and Credo Florida Hospital for exhibits featuring ‘Georgia: Portraits’ by photographer Dom DiPaolo and 'Identity' by artist Masami Koshikawa.

About Dom DiPaolo:
Dominic DiPaolo (B. 1989), earned his BS in photography from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where he was a 2011 Presidential Scholarship fellow. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Central Florida. Recent exhibitions include the 2014 Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama, It's About Time, MFA Thesis Exhibition at the VAB Gallery, UCF, Orlando, FL. He currently lives and works in Orlando with his wife and dog.

“I am interested in relationships, patriotism and perception. My personal attraction for historical tradition guides my investigations. The work explores the shift in national pride that has occurred over the last 50 years, my experience of being
an American, and how it differs from other people’s experiences.” - Dom DiPaolo

About Masami Koshikawa :
Masami Koshikawa, speaks three different languages, was born in China, grew up in Japan, and came to the United States in 2004. She began her Art studies at Miami Dade College and excelled in her artistic and academic cognition through studio practice and exhibitions. Some of her early work deals with issues involving “identity.” Masami Koshikawa currently studies at the University of Central Florida pursuing her Master’s degree in Art.

Through the utilization of her mother’s origami in various mediums such as painting, mixed media, sculpture, video performance, and installations, Masami achieves a unique form of collaboration between her and her mother.

“My work reflects a collage of my thoughts and memories, revealing many different facets of my personal identity. Having a multicultural background (China and Japan), and then moving to the United States has led me to compare and contrast two unique perspectives that allow my work to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern artistic sensibilities.” - Masami Koshikawa

About Downtown Credo:
Downtown Credo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and coffee shop with a mission to improve the quality of lives in our nation's cities by cultivating networks of meaning, impact and community.

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