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Masculine: The Nude Man in Art Form at Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery Nov. 9

Anita Peghini-Räber presents her new painting, "Pose." COURTESY BRIAN BEITZEL
November 9, 2013

Rehoboth artist Anita Peghini-Räber is working on new art with the subject matter of the nude man and will be exhibiting her work at the Second Saturday Mosaic Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9.

Peghini-Räber says the subject goes beyond the nude man - it is more about humanity. "No matter the subject matter, creating to me consists of constructing and deconstructing until the painting falls into place. It is about balancing colors, textures, forms, variation of the different energies of directional brush strokes and lines," she said.

"We artists like to solve problems. We are eager to find ways to overcome challenges; we like to play, but we take it seriously and we ask to be taken seriously in return. We often paint what we have observed and internalized, but often don't know the answers to; therefore we hint at questions such as 'What if?' - to engage the onlooker into a conversation, to engage the viewer into his/her own thinking," said Peghini-Räber.

Peghini-Räber shows her own art and a few select regional artists in her gallery. She also shares constructive and fun critiquing for a fee. On Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. artists may bring in an unfinished painting to discuss and develop. Preregistration is required. The gallery also hosts monthly Argentine Tango DE Arte Milongas with a free introduction class taught by Alyssa Findlay from Tango Lewes. The next social dance will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Peghini-Räber Gallery is at 49 Baltimore Ave. and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday.