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Artist Larry Mosca is set to unveil his latest body of work, titled Expressions of Love, at Horizons Art Gallery from March 22. Panoramic views of Trinidad’s mountains and coastlines, delicately rendered in acrylics will delight art and nature lovers, a press release said.
Mosca was born in 1953 in Woodbrook, Trinidad. At the age of 22, he won an art fellowship from the Asa Wright Nature Center in Arima, where he received three weeks of training with renowned wildlife artist and birdwatcher, Don Richard Eckelberry. This launched what would turn out to be a long and prolific artistic career as well as a lifelong love of nature.
From its first sold-out exhibition in 1976 until today, Mosca has had more than 20 solo exhibitions. He earned the respect of local art lovers and conservationists, earning a reputation as one of Trinidad’s leading nature painters. Mosca’s work can be found in most major art collections here as well as in other countries, including England and Argentina, according to the release.
Mosca’s intimacy with nature led him to care deeply about environmental issues. He hopes his paintings will allow viewers to gain a deeper understanding of the natural world and that this knowledge will lead to love. Mosca said, “In love there is nothing to understand. We simply feel. It is a state of bliss, of being. Love only arises when the mind is still, calm, empty. It is from this unconditioned consciousness that love manifests. And there is nothing more sacred than love.
The virtual opening of the Mosca exhibition can be viewed live on Facebook on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. It will be an interactive event. The guest co-host will be fellow nature artist Michael Phillips, and viewers are encouraged to join the live chat with questions and comments. You can access the show in the evening via the link:
The exhibition can be viewed in person at Horizons Art Gallery, 37 Mucurapo Road, St James until 2 April. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 628-9769.