Tagged: Curation

Green Owl Design

An Ongoing Friendship

When I first met Erica Riggio of Green Owl Design, it was a chance meeting upon my stumbling upon the 2nd Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Then, a senior student at UMD seeking an internship, little did I know I would work on-and-off with Erica over the years, develop a fruitful long-lasting friendship, curate an exhibition for her gallery called "Hidden Images," and that she would encourage a shared love for all-things-design.

As I work in an adjacent field of community development, I've been honored to assist Erica in her transition from an individual businesswoman to a firm of interior designers, and in the process, it's been a pleasure to watch her grow her team into a companion full-fledged boutique that has benefited from my recommendations in branding and marketing tactics.

Location: Hyattsville, MD

Years: 2010-2016 (varies)

Services: Marketing, Print, Curation

Hidden Images:

Hidden Images at Riggio Design, Hyattsville, MD 2011 04

Pride Alliance LGBT Student Organization

Work to be 'Proud' Of

I was thrilled to serve as Marketing Coordinator during my time at the University of Maryland's LGBT Student Organization (GSA), the Pride Alliance. During this time, I designed fliers for the organization and managed its website and social media presence. Specifically, my team lead a rally for domestic partnership rights, honored the Transgender Day of Remembrance, organized a music event series, and I curated a gallery event in the Student Union's student organization lobby called "Proudly Coloring Outside the Lines" as part of the LGBT recognition month.

Location: College Park, MD

Years: 2008-2009

Services: Logo, Website, Marketing, Curation

Music Event Series

Curated Gallery Event

Campaigns, Rallies and Events

Website Design

“Hidden Images” open this Saturday, April 30th from 1pm-5pm

We’re open this Saturday, April 30th from 1pm-5pm – This could be your LAST CHANCE to see “Hidden Images” before it closes on the 7th!

Please come out and say hi to Justin, he can tell you about the exhibit, our plans, and some of the cool things going on in the Gateway Arts District!

–And again, a big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our opening reception last Saturday!

We hope you join us THIS SATURDAY anytime from 1pm to 5pm!

“Hidden Images” Open this Saturday from 1pm-5pm – LAST CHANCE to see the exhibit before it closes on the 7th!

We’re open this Saturday, April 30th from 1pm-5pm – This could be your LAST CHANCE to see “Hidden Images” before it closes on the 7th!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our opening reception last Saturday! We hope you join us THIS Saturday.

–See photos from the opening reception @ www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.206779509356631.56199.126227844078465

Opening Reception for “Hidden Images” this Saturday!!!

We hope you join us this Saturday, April 23rd for the opening reception of Hidden Images! The opening reception runs from 5pm-8pm. Please celebrate with us and treat yourself to inspiring abstract artwork, enjoy great (catered) food, and have great conversation.

This Saturday we are open as artdc Gallery celebrates their “Realism…Believe!” exhibit (from 6pm-8pm). Not only will there be many folks from artdc Gallery’s crowd but you’ll also be able to see their new exhibit! It’s fantastic! This Saturday’s a day not to miss out.

RSVP on Facebook.comwww.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158382950888095

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/11/2011
Our first exhibit in our new space, Hidden Images, presents abstract artwork rich in various interpretations. Local artists challenge viewers to find unseen symbols, storylines, images, and meanings within their work. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 5pm-8pm. The exhibit runs from Monday, April 4, 2011 to Saturday, May 7, 2011.


HYATTSVILLE, MD (04-11-11) -When we moved into our space located within the Lustine Center, many passer-bys thought our gallery had closed. However, things are not always what they seem. Our new space is part of an exciting gallery collaboration where we will host and co-host exhibits alongside of artdc. Our first exhibit, Hidden Images, invites viewers to take a second glance, peel away layers: both optical and metaphorical, and ask the question: What do you really see and why?

In any form of art, each individual has the potential to see something different. Art’s power is in its ability to affect the soul, to summon memory, to promote dialogue, and communicate visually what cannot be described in any other way. Art has the ability to manipulate, to control, and to transform.

Often the desire to see a single concept, a single identifiable subject, a single answer is an initial response to art. With Hidden Images we invite viewers to closely examine each work and find multiple meanings. Works within this exhibit will require and motivate viewers to take a more concentrated and in-depth look at each piece. The artwork is meant to communicate a deeper meaning than what is initially interpreted. Hidden Images contains abstract work with dual-meaning which is illustrated via optical illusion, satire, layering, etc. truly indulging the viewer’s imagination.

Selected works for Hidden Images were juried by Justin Fair, Abigail Hunt, and Erica Riggio.

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About Riggio Design
Erica Riggio, founder of Riggio Design, has over a decade of design experience. Ms. Riggio earned her Master’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The George Washington University. She also attended MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore and received a certificate in Architectural and Interior Design Studies.

Creating chic, stream-lined, timeless, and comfortable spaces define their aesthetic. Riggio Design is equally dedicated to historical preservation. Their awareness and respect of historic structures are recognized by their efforts to seamlessly and strategically blend the historic with the new. Riggio Design is dedicated to providing good design within everyone’s reach. Their commitment to the environment is strong. Principles of green design are encouraged and incorporated, when possible, in their design plans.

Their most recent venture is a collaborative effort called 5710Creative: a creative design studio. Riggio Design, part of 5710Creative, is located within historic The Lustine Center at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD. Within 5710Creative, Riggio Design will host exhibits alongside artdc Gallery while providing full Interior Design services from the studio. The 5710Creative space is home to various artists working in several mediums ranging from photography to Interior Design to fine art!

To arrange a viewing by appointment, please call (202) 446-7373.

Contact:
Erica Riggio
202.446.7373
info@riggiodesign.com