MARA Art Studio + Gallery Presents “Duality”

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Pictured: Two Sides to a Coin by Mara Torres Gonzalez.

MARA Art Studio + Gallery presents “Duality,” featuring large-scale and mixed-media work by Mara Torres González, February 4-March 25. The opening reception is Friday, February 4, 5:30-7 p.m., and features live music by acclaimed classical pianist Alan Wasserman. The gallery is at 1421 5th Street, Suite A, Sarasota. For more information, call (941) 914-8110 or visit MaraStudioGallery.com.

Mara Torres González was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and started taking art classes at the age of four. After high school, Torres González pursued formal art studies at the School of Plastic Arts and Design of Puerto Rico. She graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in painting. Since then, Torres González says she has “lived through art” in myriad ways, including 18 years as a high-level event planner and floral designer for celebrities. Torres González’ work can be found in collections across Puerto Rico, México, London and the United States. In 2018, Torres González moved to Sarasota. She opened MARA Art Studio + Gallery in downtown Sarasota’s Rosemary District in 2020. The gallery features changing exhibitions by contemporary artists, including Torres González’ own work.

Pictured: Two Sides to a Coin by Mara Torres Gonzalez.

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