MDPLS “Art of Storytelling” Exhibit Opening: Once Upon a Time in Almeria

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Almeria, Blog, Exhibits, News | No Comments
MDPLS “Art of Storytelling” Exhibit Opening: Once Upon a Time in Almeria

Once Upon a Time in Almeria Mark Parascandola April 26 – June 3 Miami Dade Public Library Main Library – 2nd floor exhibition space 101 W. Flagler Street Miami Florida 33130 305-375-2665 During the 1960s and 1970s, the region of Almeria in Spain, was host to dozens of filmmakers who constructed elaborate movie sets, invoking […]

Artscape: The 2013 Sondheim Prize

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, Exhibits, News | No Comments
Artscape: The 2013 Sondheim Prize

The 2013 Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists have been announced and I’m pleased to report that I am one of them! You can see the full list of semi-finalists here. The prize is in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition and is produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, The Walters Art Museum […]

Options 2013

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Blog, Exhibits, News | No Comments
Options 2013

Washington Project for the Arts has released the lineup for Options 2013, which I will be participating in. — Dates: April 10 – June 9, 2013, Wednesday – Friday, 1-7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12-5pm Location: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 Curated by: Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions and Faculty, MFA in Curatorial Practice, […]

TTR Sotheby’s International

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
TTR Sotheby’s International

Photos from my solo exhibit reception January 10 at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty on 14th street in Washington DC. It was a great event with food, wine and lots of great company! Drop by 1506 14th street to see the show. You can see the full album here.

Once Upon a Time in Almería

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Project Notes | No Comments

The Movie Capitol of the World It was 50 years ago that David Lean’s film Lawrence of Arabia had its premier. Lean had intended to shoot the entire film in Jordan, on the same terrain where Lawrence had waged his campaign. But the difficulties of working 200 miles into the desert for months at a […]

Exhibit and January 10 Reception at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in News | No Comments

Mark Parascandola solo exhibit at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty 14th and P Street NW. Open now. Reception and artist presentation January 10 from 6 to 8pm.

“Once Upon a Time” in the Washington Diplomat

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in News, Press | No Comments

“‘Once Upon a Time,’ Almería Was Home to Cowboys and Cleopatra,” review by Gail Sullivan in the Washington Diplomat. Read the article here

Fifty Years Ago: Aqaba in Almeria

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Fifty Years Ago: Aqaba in Almeria

Fifty years ago, in April of 1962, the Algarrobico beach on the southeastern coast of spain was bustling with activity as two hundred local workers constructed a replica of the Red Sea port of Aqaba circa 1916 for the filming of Lawrence of Arabia. They took three months to construct 300 false-front buildings and a […]

The House of the Bride

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
The House of the Bride

Seeing Constellation Theater’s innovative production of Lorca’s Blood Wedding reminded me of the script’s explicit references to the barren landscape of Almeria. The set is minimal, as it should be, to highlight the isolation of the characters and the unforgiving environment they inhabit. In an exchange in the first act, the groom’s mother complains of […]