FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Carollo • Marsha De Broske Present The Figure as Vehicle
Mount Dora Center for the Arts • Mount Dora, FL
January 11 - March 2, 2013
Mount Dora Art Festival, February2-3, providing an opportunity for the thousands of festival attendees to enjoy it.
ARTISTS’ SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Our figures move beyond form to become vehicles for conveying messages to the viewer. They can be a voyage between worlds or time - gestural and stately, relaxed or straining with tension. Though we work in different mediums, a binding through line we share is the invitation each of our pieces offers the viewer to find a personal connection and interpretation with our work. Visitors are invited to contemplate various moods as they enjoy artwork displayed on the walls, windows and even ceiling, including the premiere of a dynamic 15’ collaborative piece, showcasing the unique abilities of both artists, specifically created for the Center for the Arts.
John Carollo is a noted abstract watercolor artist, working in 2D with paintings ranging from small size to very large scale, as well as 3D with unusual watercolor, painted silk and mixed media installations, a new one of which will be spotlighted in this show. Working in an expressive style he calls “Controlled Chaos,” his work has been featured in The Albin Polasek Museum, the City of Orlando Stage Gallery, and numerous galleries and venues in Florida and Georgia. He is a 2012 and 2007 United Arts of Central Florida grant recipient, aiding the continuing development of his work and the presentation of The Figure As Vehicle exhibition. Learn more about John at www.NakedEyeStudios.com or at www.facebook.com/nakedeyestudios.
|Marsha De Broske|
The Mount Dora Center for the Arts, located at 138 East Fifth Avenue • Mount Dora, FL 32757 is a multifaceted community center providing fine art gallery exhibitions, education programs for all ages and levels, quarterly Art Strolls and the Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival, which brings together nationally acclaimed artists for a weekend-long arts experience. Gallery hours M-F 10 am - 4 pm. Saturday 10 am-2 pm. Vist www.mountdoracenterforthearts.org or call 352-383-0880 for more information.
The Figure As Vehicle and artwork of John Carollo is funded in part by a 2012 Artist Development Grant from the United Arts of Central Florida. www.tinyurl.com/artistgrant