Madama Butterfly

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Madama Butterfly, 2014 © 2014
Madama Butterfly

150 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
May 10th, 2014 - June 7th, 2014

staten island
Special Events, 2nd saturdays, with appointments.
ukiyo-e, painting, figurative

Deep Tanks is presenting the works of Julia Simoniello, a Staten Island Artist from Sat May 10, 2014 through Sunday June 8, 2014. The paintings are inspired by the drama and pattern-work of Japanese ukiyo-e prints and the Opera Madama Butterly, an opera by Giacomo Puccini. The opening is May 10th at 8pm and live music by Vincent Vok at10pm

BIO - Julia Simoniello, Visual Artist

Julia Simoniello is an artist and illustrator from Staten Island, New York. She is currently a BFA Illustration student at the School of Visual Arts. 

This series of illustrations is based on Madama Butterfly, an opera by Giacomo Puccini. It is the tragic story of a tactless American navy officer, B.F. Pinkerton, who marries the young, naive Cio Cio-san (Japanese for "butterfly") during his brief station in Nagasaki. Cio Cio-san falls in love with him, but he quickly returns to America and marries another woman. She faithfully waits for him for three years, having no family but their son. He returns with his new wife, only to take his son from Cio Cio-san. Nobody tells her the truth, until it is too late. 

Images: 2014 Julia Simoniello - Photography by Kristopher Johnson/
NYSCA Encore: This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by Staten Island Arts.
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