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April Highlights: Opera Company of Philadelphia, R.B. Wood and a new piece by Emily Sophia

drunkenmermaid.com would like to thank our contributors and viewers for a great first month back! April is shaping up to be an eventful month for us:

This week, look for our rolling feature on actor Chris Davis to continue – after which we have Opera Company of Philadelphia and novelist R.B. Wood, just to name a few! And the 500 dollar Battle of the Bands is now open – see the Contests page for deals.

Original 2004 webmaster (and designer of our tavern logo) Colin Develin of Wahnsinn will be taking over the look and feel of the site, so expect some big improvements.

In the meantime, we are pleased to share another mural by Emily Sophia – “Venetian Waterway.” It measures 5’X15′, is painted on a brick surface, and was commissioned by a restaurant in Raleigh. Emily Sophia was only given 1.5 days to complete it. We love the end result.

All the best and looking forward to a great April – The Eds.

Venetian Waterway by Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen

Thank You, Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen

Today we conclude our first feature on Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen. drunkenmermaid.com would like to thank Emily Sophia for providing her magnificent artwork and agreeing to be our first featured artist since we’ve returned. We hope you’ve enjoyed this run as much as we have. For more works by Emily Sophia, check out Yellow in Green on facebook. If you would like to commission work by Emily Sophia, feel free to contact editors@drunkenmermaid.com and we’ll forward your email on to her (we’re not middle men, we don’t take a cut – we just support our artists any way we can).

Coming up we have features on James Morrow, Chris Davis, Secret Pants, and Decade…and who knows, maybe YOU. In the meantime, we give you one last Emily Sophia gem: Sweet Potato Still Life, 2007:

Sweet Potato Still Life by Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen

A week of Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen

Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen, designer, studied at Moore College of Art and Frudakis Academy of the Fine Arts with Master Sculptor Evangelos Frudakis in Philadelphia, PA.

Her passion for the old master classics, plein air landscape and the arts in general has led to numerous portrait commissions and Fine Art exhibitions, as well as her career as an expert faux finish painter, muralist, and interior designer.

Emily Sophia’s work has been exhibited for over 20 years by the most discriminating residential and commercial owners, restaurants, theaters, and boutiques including Mantra Restaurant, The Warwick Hotel, and Plays and Players Theater in Philadelphia; La Petite Classic Boutique in Bethesda, MD, and the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C.

For each of the next seven days we’ll be posting a variety of Emily’s works here and on the drunkenmermaid.com facebook page. Today’s image is Renaissance Self-Portrait, which Emily painted in 1989.