CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed abstract artist Susan Olmetti (http://www.susanolmetti.com) kicks off a nationwide tour of with the premiere of her newest series, "The Outdoor Girls," at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, dates TBA.
The ten paintings in "The Outdoor Girls" series consist of ten avatars designed by Olmetti, who says, "Each 'Girl' is an interpretation of the independent spirit of women who are rich in creative fortune because of their demeanor and posture in society. Each woman possesses great inner strength and perseverance and focuses on improving the lives of others."
Accompanying the premiere of the paintings will be a live, one-time performance featuring ten women in a candlelight procession. Each woman will wear a unique piece of clothing hand-embroidered by Olmetti.
"The Outdoor Girls" is one installment of a three-part collection called "Brothers and Sisters and Bubbles," which also includes the photographic self-portrait series "Definitions of the Force of Life and Sexuality," and "Gusts of Reality," a painting, performance and music tribute to Olmetti's later father, Joseph Michael Olmetti, with musician Tyrone Noonan.
Sponsors of "Brothers and Sisters and Bubbles" include: artist Steven Fisher; artist Sarah Cook; Paul Hamer, founder of Hamer Guitars; Chicago restaurateur Jerry Kleiner; Dr. Benedict Gierl; Jesse Depirro; artist Brian Cyr; Dr. Jura Adams; Erik Smith, graphic designer; 1 Website Designer; 3D Graphic Art New York; Edelweiss Dining - Chicago; Mercura NYC - Designer Sunglasses; Gamma Imaging - Picture Matting; Linda Troeller - Fashion and Photography; Frame Warehouse - Chicago; PC Digipix - Theatre Photography; ambeesengraving.
Photo of "Brothers and Sisters and Bubbles" promo (photo of Olmetti by Tom Zamiar):
Olmetti will also be participating in the Housing Works Art Fundraiser in New York, May 8-9, 2010 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. Proceeds go toward Housing Works' programs "committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness." For more information, visit http://www.susanolmetti.com/new-york-art-fundraiser-2010.html.
About Susan Olmetti
Abstract artist Susan Olmetti discovered her talent in 1999 in the hub of the art world, NYC, and drew inspiration from the flamboyant personalities and eclectic characters inhabiting the nooks and crannies throughout the Hotel Chelsea.
Her 2009 show, presented by Olmetti at the Hotel Chelsea, "Superior Room Service and Fabulous Dreams," was very well-received by both the press and the general public. "Although her work has many facets, it's her nude self-portrait photographs that are her signature works ... In addition, Olmetti is a tireless advocate for individuals with bi-polar disorder, HIV and AIDS, and the LGBT community," stated James Horner of the Manhattan Fine Arts Examiner.
Olmetti is also a theatrical poet who performs throughout the Chicago area (http://www.lethalpoetry.com/exhibitionsandevents.html).
Olmetti's activities and support of the Stonewall Veterans - a leading organization in support of LGBT rights - has earned her the prized designation of Honorary Member of the S.V.A.
For more information, visit http://www.susanolmetti.com.
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SOURCE Susan Olmetti