"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.
Castle in the Air, 1805 Fourth Street, Berkeley,