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    IRENE BARBERIS (Australian)
    Watercolour Circle Code ix (colour wheel series), 2011
    Gouache on paper
    30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm)

    Irene is a British born Australian painter, working also with drawing, installation and new media, exhibiting internationally. She is an international Curator and Speaker and is the Founding Director of Metasena Pty. Ltd, a global arts research 'satellite' which functions between Universities, arts organizations and artists. Irene has initiated the Global Centre for Drawing (GCfD) which is dedicated to deepening the role of drawing throughout the developed and developing world and is a senior lecturer in Painting and Drawing at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Her mentor was the New York artist Sol Lewitt.

    The 2nd Annual Rome Art Program Auction seeks to showcase the creative journey of program alumni, drawing and painting from perception and observation in Rome, Italy each summer, where 'The Studio is the Street'. The auction also includes many artworks donated by distinguished artists from the USA, the UK, Japan, and Australia. Through the 2012 auction and benefit, we are building support for future scholarships and ALL proceeds from the auction will go towards student scholarships in Rome.

    We ask patrons to bid generously to ensure that deserving students get to embark on this unique and invaluable path towards artistic development and achievement of their goals. "La Dolce Vita - Artworks" Rome Art Program Auction closes December 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM CT. For more information, contact Jeri Carroll at 214-409-1873 or

    About the Rome Art Program: The Rome Art Program takes its inspiration from the plein-air tradition that has drawn artists to the streets of Rome for centuries. The program includes an International faculty of distinguished artists, art historians, and visiting artist, a rigorous curriculum with daily drawing/painting sessions, weekly group critiques, and art history seminars on-site. The program also offers exciting field trips to Pompeii and Florence led by an art historian, with additional visits to Arezzo, Siena, and Venice.

    The Rome Art Program is incorporated as a U.S. non-profit educational organization. Please visit our website Rome Art Program for more background and first-person testimonials from our alumni.

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