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News Title:   Galleria Florentia Unveils Regat Studio Sculptures
Date:   September 8, 2010
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BOSTON, MA (September 8, 2010)—Galleria Florentia, a museum of Italian-inspired furnishings, today announced it will host an exhibition opening for Alaska’s premier sculptors, Jacques and Mary Regat.  The invitation-only event will take place at the Galleria Florentia showroom, located at 79 Newbury Street, on Wednesday, September 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The exhibition will be open to the public at Galleria Florentia from September 16 to October 8.

“These sculptures will be unveiled for the first time in Boston,” remarked Galleria Florentia Owner Pamela Yassini.  “We are excited to share the Regat’s art journey from France to Alaska with the New England art lover.”

The following sculptures will be revealed in Boston for the first time: Distant Thunder (a drummer), Stealth Walker (a caribou hunter), and Into the Deep (a humpback whale). 

Jacques Regat’s career began in France where he taught himself to paint and carve in clay, wood and stone.  While in Alaska, he developed a strong respect for the cultural myths and history of its people, which became an inspirational theme reflected in many of his works.  Mary Regat, primarily a self-taught artist, began sculpting while living in a remote logging camp on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.

In Anchorage Jacques and Mary met and married and began combining their talents to create pieces which extended beyond what either one could do alone.  Currently working in bronze, silver, wood and stone lithographs, oils, and acrylic, the Regats also enjoy sculpting in large scale.  Their large-scale works include Where the Matanuska River Flows, a six-foot bronze in Palmer, Alaska and Racing in the Footsteps of a Legend, a five-foot bronze husky in Anchorage.  To learn more about Regat Studio, visit http://www.galleriaflorentia.com/list.aspx?ParentId=35.

About Galleria Florentia 
Galleria Florentia is a museum of Italian-inspired furnishings that embodies centuries of craftsmanship by the most legendary families in Europe. Each handcrafted piece on its grand showroom floor represents endless possibilities in custom furniture design. Whether your vision combines hand-carved and hand-stained inlays of different types of wood or infuses fine-tuned gold leafing with rich silk fabrics, Galleria Florentia builds all furnishings to a client’s liking from start to finish. In addition to its aesthetically-influential European furnishings, Galleria Florentia’s grand 1,500 square-foot gallery also houses refined Murano glass chandeliers, magnificent bronze and stone sculptures, ornate chess sets, beautiful Capodimonte porcelain collectibles, decorative leather accessories, and original paintings.  Gallery owners, Pamela and Pari Yassini, take great pride in offering only the finest, one-of-a-kind furnishings and artwork that capture the awe and passion of fourth-generation artisans by Europe’s best. At closer glance, these masterful collectibles not only tell a story of generations past, but encourage enjoyment for generations to come.  Learn more at www.galleriaflorentia.com.

Galleria Florentia brings museum-quality artwork to Boston. It is not only a world of lavish European furnishings and collectibles, but it is also a design house with more than a decade of experience. Call 617.585.9200 to schedule a private consultation or visit www.galleriaflorentia.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: Images of some of the works are available for publication. Please contact Pamela Yassini, Pamela@GalleriaFlorentia.com or 617.585.9222 for more information.  

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