11.18Flyer UpperWest AnyesArtPick of the Week is this Sunday, November 18th…Upper West Restaurant holds an opening reception for “Beautifully Broken” featuring artist Anyes Galleani.

Upper West is a big supporter of the arts and has been sporting art on their walls since they opened back in March or 2010. Unike other restaurants, they feature artist receptions to welcome the artist.

A Los Angeles based artist, Anyes Galleani attended an opening at Upper West. She loved the space and thought her art would work well there. She is very excited to show at Upper West.

Galleani’s work features mixed media art, with a photomontage and collage. The exhibition features city scenes, flowers, abstracts and women.

Altlowres-11.18 UpperWest Fiore-Grafico-by-Anyes-Galleanihough Anyes has been working in the creative field for over 30 years, she did not consider herself an artist until she started experimenting with photomontage in the early 90’s. She explains, “Although I was not making “paintings” I was creating very small art pieces collaging film and transparencies then painting on them. The final product was saved under glass and printed like a photograph, on paper.”

Galleani’s work has been featured in magazines, venues and exhibits and is also on view in residential, commercial as well as in the corporate world.

A native to Italy, Anyes came to California to study film and photography and soon established herself as a photographer/art director for fashion and celebrities. She was drawn to photomontage, which opened the door to an array of new opportunities, from gallery shows to design and video projects.

The lowres-My-View-by-Anyes-Galleaniopening reception takes place from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404.

For more information about Upper West restaurant or the art show, visit http://www.theupperwest.com/ For more information about Anyes Galleani see www.galleani.com.

lowres 11.18 UpperWest Metro-by-Anyes-Galleani“Beautifully Broken” will be on display at Upper West through February 2013.

Date: Sunday, November 18th
What:  Opening reception, Anyes Galleani
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310)586-1111
Website: http://www.theupperwest.com/