Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year and Gallery Shows

Happy New Year! I know it’s hard to believe that 2014 has come to an end already! And, with the arrival of January, now is the perfect time to reflect back on this past year… I first wanted to thank everyone who came out to my Bancroft Street Market Gallery art show in December. The show featured more then 40 pieces of my classical atelier style drawings and paintings. The show was called the “History of Little Italy” and featured the singing talents of Carmelita De La Guardia who sang opera and classic Sicilian songs. Louie Marcuzzo who gave the lecture and told personal stories of Omaha’s Little Italy and how the traditions in art, music, faith and food have carried over from Sicily into Omaha.

I always feel that it is important to take the time to reflect on 2014 so that you can create an inspired 2015. I believe it is one way to move forward on anything you are trying to do and accomplish. I find that it is not only important to write down new years resolutions but to also find a way to support your ideas to make them happen. Give yourself time for reflection, growth, contemplation, and family. Not easy when you are trying to balance jobs and other obstacles life throws at you. So I feel it is key to try to set realistic goals while dreaming a little, keeping a balance between challenging yourself and being flexible.

2015 is going to be a busy year for my work as I am pushing into new areas. I have 4 art shows coming up this year and will keep posting dates as I get them from the galleries and museums. I am also currently working with Tabitha King on two of her novels this year. I also turned in the final cover art for Anne Rice “Interview with the Vampire-Special Edition” which will be re-released this year as an anniversary edition with all new extra features. I am also currently working on two films as a concept artist. I will have more info on the films as we get through film production. I am also teaching more this year at Creighton Prep and this summer at the Kent Bellows Visual Art center. In March I am taking a group of students to Italy and Greece to study the history and the art. This trip should be very inspiring.

I appreciate everyone who collects and follows my art. I hope that it has moved you or inspired you to create in some way. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I will keep adding more updates so check back for more news to come.

Happy New Year!


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