Carolina Coto Opens Show At Dare Arts Council Gallery
The latest exhibit to show at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo will officially open on Friday, September 6, with a reception to be held as part of the town’s monthly First Friday celebration along the downtown waterfront.
Carolina Coto will open an exhibit entitled “Costa Rican Eyes” with a First Friday reception at the Dare County Arts Council on September 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Music, light fare and libation will be offered. The show will exhibit through September 30 (Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday’s noon- 4 p.m.).
Coto is a native of Costa Rican but has been living on the Outer Banks since May, 2011. She graduated with a BFA with emphasis in painting from Universidad de Costa Rica in 2007. She has a love for traveling and different cultures are reflected in her works. Sometimes her scenes are just the result of her imagination, or a “mental collage” of things that she has recently seen, or things that have remained in her memory from past experiences. Her work is filled with contrasting colors, circles, spirals, dots and many other elements that are important symbols to her and represent hope, positivity, and dreams, among other things.
Coto says “since moving to the Outer Banks in May of 2011, my art, filled mainly with urban scenery and crowded buildings began to be influenced by the beautiful surroundings of my new home and as a result, you can now see, more often than not, representative elements of the landscapes from this part of the world in my work”.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Dare County Arts Council is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in downtown Manteo.