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Portraits from "Prints, Charming"
"Prints, Charming" Portraits from the Studio for the Imagination
February 1 through March 19, 2010
Reception and Book Signing on Thursday, February 11
"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art."
- Oscar Wilde

Heroic mice, dreaming princesses, and wise forest creatures come to life in a new exhibit of fantastically embellished portraits by Karima Cammell, owner of Castle in the Air.

Inspired by the dressed prints of India, Cammell uses traditional methods and materials to adorn her paintings, applying gems, silk, bullion, sequins, and ribbon to prints of her watercolor illustrations. The portraits in Prints, Charming feature characters from the books of Cammell's publishing house, Dromedary Press. Curious, brave, and impeccably attired, the characters step forth from their antique frames, inviting viewers to join in the adventure.

A "Studio for the Imagination," Castle in the Air's shop and classroom have been inspiring destinations for local and visiting artists since 2001. Castle in the Air's new gallery in the upstairs loft quite literally takes the inspiration to new heights and provides a venue to showcase current and historical works.

Gallery open 12 - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday
Reception and Book Signing with Light Refreshments
Thursday, February 11, 6 - 8 p.m.

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Castle in the Air, 1805 Fourth Street, Berkeley, Calif. 94710

(510) 204-9801,

Direct all media inquiries to Clint Marsh
at the above number