Welcome to Acv Studio, the online gallery for Anthe Capitan-Valais, commonly known as " Anthe".
Anthe is a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts graduate. She has a degree in printmaking and painting although she excels in most any medium that she decides to use to create her works. She has won awards for her oils, acrylics, watercolors, sculptures and collages along with mixed media pieces.
Her works can be found in public and private collections alike throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Anthe's latest endeavor, " The AnA Project " consists of artists and dancers who work together to blend these two separate art forms into one piece of art. Anthe is also working on art exhibitions- installations and teaching Drawing-n-Painting-from-Dance.
The AnA Project is a performance art experience that integrates the techniques of visual art and dance art. When taking in a piece of fine art, the viewer only sees the finished product. They can experience it for as long as they wish to view it. When watching a dance performance, the audience sees the performance happening and unfolding right before their eyes. However, movement is transient; it exists in one moment and the audience is left with only a memory. The goal of the AnA Project is to combine the visual art and the dance art in such a way that the moving process of the artwork is revealed while the dance is given permanence. Many of the dance pieces shown on this site have been created by Anthe, drawing and painting Amy while she danced during rehearsals and performances. If you click on the AnA logo you can learn more about this project and the work. For more information click on the logo and it will take you to the AnA website.