Friday, May 11, 2012

Manducati's Rustica in LIC

A new painting in my upcoming exhibit at Ten10 Studios

"Manducati's Rustica"
Oil on canvas
14 x 11 inches

My paintings are packed up and I'm ready to go. This painting is of a lively LIC restaurant on Vernon Blvd. The Manducati family has been in Long Island City since the 1970's with their restaurant Manducati's just down the block from my studio. Several years ago, daughter "Mamma Gianna" opened her own restaurant on Vernon Blvd. and it has become a very popular place. I decided to do a painting when I knew I would be having an exhibit in the neighborhood as I felt it would be a timely addition to my LIC-themed body of work.

The LIC Arts Open Festival kicks off tomorrow and I'm looking forward to not only my own exhibit opening on Thursday, May 17th and running through May 20th at Ten10 Studios, but also visiting several of the events and exhibits that will be on view. Of special interest is an exhibit of photographs of LIC artists in their studios taken by Orestes Gonzalez, on view at the Reis Studios, Experimental Space. Orestes is a terrific photographer who has been working on this project for several years.

For more info on the festival here is a link.

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