ALOC meets Saturday, Nov. 19th, at noon at Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave, Orlando.
- Board Meeting: 12:00 Noon
- General Meeting beings 1:00 PM
- General Announcements, 50 / 50, Social Activities, Brunch Pot Luck (bring some food to share, there will be some soft drinks and coffee.
- MINI EASEL SILENT AUCTION!!
- Please bring a Small Painting on an easel for the silent auction. The group decided to move the silent auction to November, so the December meeting is not so long. We look forward to seeing what you have painted. Check the November ALOC Newsletter for details, or Check the next separate blog post here on our site.
JOHN CAROLLO – ARTIST BIO
John Carollo began studying Watercolor in college at the University of North Texas under the instruction of the internationally renowned artist Rob Erdle. His loose, free-flowing style allows the water and paint to often move on its own with minor guidance; in a technique he calls Controlled Chaos. The end result showcases watercolor’s unique properties of translucency and atmospheric effect.
Since 2005, John has shown his work extensively in numerous venues in Texas, Georgia and the Central Florida area, including the CityArts Factory, Maitland Art Center, and Mount Dora Center for the Arts, as well as through collaboration with Voci modern dance company. In both 2007 and 2012 he was awarded prestigious United Arts of Central Florida Artist Development Grants, for his work with large-scale watercolor (over 6’) and 3D kinetic sculpture. The latter area has been a continuing source of exploration for the artist, with his work evolving from shaped paper and wire constructions to very large suspended pieces created from hand-painted silk, twisted aluminum and stainless steel. The largest of these to date at over 13’ x 16’, Icarus Ascends, premiered in 2013 and was designed for expansive atrium and transit center public art spaces.
Beginning in 2010, much of John’s creative energy has gone into The Figure As Vehicle, a travelling two-person collaborative exhibition with sculptor Marsha De Broske. Containing nearly 50 works by the two artists, all featuring the human figure in various interpretations, the show portrays the body as a vehicle for conveying messages to the viewer through mood, contemplation, personal connection and understanding. John had the honor of being selected as Poster Artist for the 56th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, which took place in March, 2015. The painting created specifically for the event, Emily’s Light was featured on the Poster, program and all signage, publicity and correspondence for the prestigious event.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
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