Five Artists of Italian Descent to Present “Art and Perception”
Opening Reception, Saturday September 13th
For Release: September 3, 2014
New Rochelle, NY – –Acclaimed 3D pop artist Charles Fazzino is headlining a group of five artists of Italian descent by contributing more than thirty works to the “Art and Perception” art exhibit opening on September 13th at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. According to the center “Artists of Italian descent have enriched aesthetic culture, embracing new styles and techniques. Without limitation, they opened up a variety of new styles with fresh ideas and imagination.” Fazzino will be joined by Westchester residents and artists Rosemarie Cherundolo, Hank Rondina, Eleanora Grace, and sculptor B.A. D’Alessandro. The exhibition will run through November 14th.
On Saturday, September 13th from 2pm – 5pm, The Westchester Italian Cultural Center will host a reception featuring opening remarks from Westchester Italian Cultural Center Founder and Director Mr. David Anthony Pope and Emeritus Board Member Hon. Francis A Nicolai. Light refreshments and live music will complement the event. Advance registration is required.
On Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm, the artists will take part in a roundtable symposium. Attendees will have the opportunity to get to know the artists in a more structured environment as they share their lifetime experiences and the meaning of their art as an expression of their imagination. There will be a question and answer session and light refreshments will conclude the evening. Advance registration is required.
Interested parties may learn more about these events and register at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center Website at http://wiccny.org. or by calling (914)771-8700.
The Fazzino works in the exhibit will include a new 3D limited edition titled “Il Sole Brilla Su Venezia” and a diorama sculpture made from several different 3D original canvases titled “Venice.” Works on New York and some whimsical thematic works will also be shown. “I was honored to be asked to participate in the Art & Perception show at the Italian Cultural Center,” said Charles Fazzino. “My Italian heritage is very important to me. My father was a shoe designer from Sicily and I’ve always been proud of his accomplishments and of the fact that he was a first generation immigrant to this country. I’m looking forward to this exhibition and to both the reception and the symposium.”
Exhibit dates: Saturday, September 13, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014
Exhibit hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 12:00noon
For more information or to schedule a guided tour or group visit please call 914-771-8700.
Suggested Donation: Adults $10, Children 18 years of age and under $5
WHO: Westchester Artists Charles Fazzino, B.A D’Alessandro), Eleanora Grace, Hang (Hank) Rondina, Rosemarie Cherundolo
WHAT: Art and Perception Exhibit, featuring Italian-American Artists in Westchester County
WHEN: September 13 – November 14
SPECIAL EVENT DATES: Artist Reception: Saturday, September 13 at 2:00pm, admission: $ 15 – members: free; Roundtable Symposium: Thursday, October 2 at 7:00pm, admission: $ 25 – members: $15. Registration required for both events.
WHERE: The Westchester Italian cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10701 (for GPS direction use 24 Depot Square)
ADMISSION: Admission and Special Event Registration information may be obtained at http://wiccny.org or by calling (914) 771-8700
About Charles Fazzino
Charles Fazzino — one of the most popular artists in the world — is most well-known for his unique, detailed, and vibrant three-dimensional style. His work is exhibited in hundreds of fine art galleries and museums in twenty different countries. He is an officially licensed artist of the National Football League and the Super Bowl (2000-present), Major League Baseball and the MLB All-Star Game (2003-present), and the US Olympic Team (2000 to present). He has also recently created official artwork for high profile events, including: the 2011 Centennial Celebration for the City of Fort Lauderdale, the President’s Challenge for President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, NASCAR Sprint Cup series, NHL All-Star Game, Belmont Stakes, Daytona 500, Indy 500, Andy Roddick Charity Gala, U.S. Tennis Foundation, CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC’s “Today” Summer Concert Series, Rosie O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation and the President William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, among many others. You can view more of Fazzino’s work at www.fazzino.com.
About The Westchester Italian Cultural Center
The Westchester Italian Cultural Center preserves, promotes and celebrates the rich heritage of classic and contemporary Italian culture by encouraging an appreciation of the Italian language, arts and letters, history, cuisine and commerce through educational programs, exhibits and events. Located in a beautifully renovated hundred-year-old building, the Cultural Center has become thego-to placeforItalian culture, theplacewherethe richness ofashared Italian heritageoffers somethingforeveryone to experience-from language classes to cooking classes and wine tastings, to name a few.
For Charles Fazzino: Julie Maner, Museum Editions, Ltd., Jmaner@fazzino.com, 914-654-9370
For WICC: Patrizia Calce, firstname.lastname@example.org, 914-771-8700 ext. 109