My best selection of art supplies

#1
FIRENZE   –––  ZECCHI
It’s a small place near the Duomo of Florence. You can find special artesanal paint, like their big jars of solid pigment. It is a tradition that Florence keeps until today, to make art just like Renascence.
http://www.zecchi.it/
Via dello Studio 19r – 50100, Firenze

#2
NEW YORK CITY  –––  PEARL PAINT
I love this red place. Seams like an old firehouse building on the end of Soho, at the beginning of China Town. Lots of floors with good price. I’ve never been to NYC without passing by. Leave it to the end of the day cause you will leave carrying heavy bags.
308 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

#3
NEW YORK  –––  BLICK ART MATERIALS
All over Manhattan, it is my recent discover. You can ask for an artist discount card. Good variety and good prices.
http://www.dickblick.com/stores/newyork/
Soho – 148 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY 10013

#4
RIO DE JANEIRO  –––  BRUGGER / PARQUE LAGE
Is it a small store located inside the historical building in Parque Lage. It gives support to all art classes that occurs in EAV – School of Visual Arts. They make canvas in any size you need. Just ask Claudia.
https://materiaisartisticos.megafashion.com.br/
Rua Jardim Botânico, 414, Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro – RJ / Tel (21) 2539-4069

#5
SÃO PAULO  –––  FRUTO DE ARTE
A good store with great attendant support. They have different pens for calligraphy, sometimes it is hard to find that in Rio.
https://www.frutodearte.com.br/
R. Marquês de Itu, 397 / Tel (11) 3224-5485

#6
SÃO PAULO  –––  A CASA DO ARTISTA
A big store with great variety of art products.
http://www.acasadoartista.com.br/
Rua Major Sertório, 447, Centro / Tel (11) 3258.6711

Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery – NY

Blending the boundaries between public and private spheres, Mary Dutra is interested in experiencing art from inside her daily lived spaces. This collection shows an aesthetic approach that combines painting and photography to express a different way to live and produce art. She decorated her home with lavish colors that ignited the creative process. Then, models, with stripped sunglasses, were placed in strategic areas. Through the objects, each work tells its own story.

Mary Dutra was born in Rio de Janeiro. She has an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, and graduate certifications and an MBA in business. Nine years ago, she founded her company Mary Dutra Design. She took courses in art history, Renascence painting, open-air painting, nude, portrait and printmaking in Rio, London and especially in Florence. An avid world traveller, Mary has developed her own unique artistic style and technique of design and painting influenced by different cultures.

Curator: Rick J. Santos, Ph.D.