Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Technology, Simpsons, Sesame Street 'invade' Seurat painting

There are many parodies of 19th-century French artist Georges Seurat's pointillism painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," but these three caught my eye.

Below is the masterpiece Seurat spent more than two years painting between 1884-1886.

What do you think of the parodies? Please leave a note in the comments.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Council prez teaches sculpting at Derby Public Library

DERBY - From ballerinas to unicorns, children in Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo's sculpture class this month at the library have been using their imaginations as they learn to work with clay.

DiCarlo said he let his nine students, ages 10-13, choose what they wanted to create.

DiCarlo works with Seymour resident Jonathan Phillips, 11, on a cat sculpture. 

Ansonia resident Alexys Ryan, 13, plays ice hockey, and she said that's why she chose a hockey player to create. Her sister, Aryanna Ryan, 10, below, is making a giraffe.

Now all the giraffe needs are horns, ears, and a tail.

Ansonia resident Anaisa Burgo, 12, carefully sculpts a ballerina figure.

There is one class remaining. DiCarlo said he will help the children finish the pieces at that time, and if they wish they can paint them at home.

Monday, July 21, 2014

'Delicious II' on the menu at Derby restaurant

Food for thought: Second annual art exhibit is on tap at Marco Pizzeria, 656 New Haven Ave., Derby. 

Stay tuned for more information. 

Einstein: Imagination is the key

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

~ Albert Einstein (1879–1955)


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thanks go out to Derby restaurant for sponsoring exhibit

A note from Council President Rich DiCarlo:

"Archie Moore's Steps Up and becomes Our Face The Music Sponsor!
Don't Miss This Wonderful Exhibition!
2 Night Opening Reception Friday & Saturday, May 23 & 24th at 7pm
37 Elizabeth Street , Derby!