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Top Bethesda Maryland Dentist Ellen Brodsky showcases Where Art and Dentistry Meet
Top Bethesda Maryland Dentist Ellen Brodsky showcases Where Art and Dentistry Meet

Grand opening, showcasing art by Anatol Woolf

March 3 – September 3, 2011

Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 6-8 PM
Press preview with the owner and the artist: 5 PM

Top Bethesda Maryland dentist ,Dr. Ellen Brodsky is pleased to announce the opening of her new office, Art & Dentistry, where the beauty of art and the art of dentistry unite. Dr. Brodsky, a passionate lover of art, has worked hard with her staff to create an office that looks and feels more like an art gallery. The atmosphere is enhanced by local architect Glenn Forest’s striking interior design.

Dr. Brodsky plans to create an exciting environment that showcases the work of local artists several times a year. By displaying different collections every few months, she hopes that patients and visitors will always look forward to seeing new paintings and artwork.

Art & Dentistry’s inaugural exhibit will feature a collection of oil and acrylic works by Anatol Woolf. In this series, Woolf playfully depicts the characters of the Italian Comedy of Art — La Commedia Dell’Arte — in distinct settings throughout the world.

Woolf brings his characters to life by drawing on his own rich background in theater design. In Russia, the artist studied at the renowned St. Petersburg Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinematography. Later, he designed sets for Russia’s leading theaters.

Now, Woolf uses his canvas to embrace the Shakespearean mantra, “All the world’s a stage,” envisioning a set for his Commedia actors that indeed spans the globe.

As a painter, Woolf is known for injecting a humorous flair into the technical rigor of his classical training to provide a colorful commentary on contemporary society. Through generous use of texture and other stylistic surprises, as well as unexpected bursts of subject matter, Woolf intrigues the viewer into following him into the world he has created.

A similar spark characterizes his illustrations, which have appeared both in books and in many national publications, from the Washington Post, to Cricket and Spider magazines, to National Geographic Traveler.

Woolf has exhibited his art widely, and his works can be found in a number of private collections in the United States and Europe.