Works of art by a different BCCC art student are now being exhibited in The Capelli Shop each month. Each exhibiting student is encouraged to invite guests to The Capelli Shop for his or her own artist opening or reception during “First Saturday Newtown” events (held from 12 to 7 pm on the first Saturday of each month, through December).
The unique collaboration came about after The Capelli Shop (http://www.thecapellishop.com) supplied hair styling for models for BCCC’s student class in studio lighting. Coincidentally, Capelli Shop owners Joey Festa and Matt DiBartolo had been searching for locally-produced art to adorn a wall in their Newtown boutique hair salon, located at 13 North State Street.
“We had originally planned to install a custom painted mural, but this allows us to present a range of up-and-coming talent to our clients and the community,” said Festa. According to DiBartolo, “The students’ art really enhances our salon with highly creative work, and the fact that it will change each month makes it even more dynamic.”
Molly Nadav is the first Bucks County Community College student whose work is being exhibited in The Capelli Shop, during June. Nadav is a Huntingdon Valley, PA native who’s transferring to the School of Visual Arts in New York City as a junior majoring in Visual and Critical Studies this fall, as recipient of the school’s Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship. At BCCC, she received the Matthew W. Stuski award for one of her woven photographs.
“I consider myself a fine artist, and mostly do photography. I also have a love for drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, and am interested in exploring different mediums and alternative processes,” said Nadav.
The Capelli Shop opened one year ago at 123 North State Street in Newtown, and received the 2009 “Best of Philly” award for long hair cuts. The phone number is 215-968-1000. More information is available at the web site www.thecapellishop.com.
Photos and interviews are available upon request.
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