We had two awesome art parties over the Summer at Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City on June 11 & June 27, 2014. Both events included my Artmobile, Truck’N With Vito! – my traveling art gallery. The Artmobile was parked out front for passerby’s and visitors to enjoy. The gallery was open to all guests and visitors to view the Truck’N With Vito! Series of 50 intimate pieces on display through the month of July.
Umbrella Arts NYC
I’m thankful for these types of social art gatherings, they allow me to establish new relationships. During one of these Summer art parties at Umbrella Arts Gallery, I met art patrons who expressed to me that my art inspired them to start an art collection. It makes me feel good to know that my work inspires people. Fans really loved my jewelry art pendants, someone called it Wearable Art, I really like that description.
The hats and T-shirts were also popular, it’s nice to see so much support for my cultural awareness campaign Truck’N With Vito!.We had a nice turnout both times and the visitors had great energy. The enthusiasm and vibe of good will and support was strong. It was great to spend time with good friends while meeting new fans and collectors in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side Arts District at Umbrella Arts.
Umbrella Arts NYC
Both Art Parties were free to the public with no admission. We offered complimentary wine and both events featured Music by DJ CherishTheLove and Poetry by Galinsky. After the success of our first Art Party on June 11th, we knew we had to have another one, so it happened on June 27th, 2014 – which once again was an excellent night filled with guests showing their support for the Arts & Autism, friends gathered and art-goers came and went.
Thanks to Ty & Lisa from Brooklyn College who filmed and interviewed at the opening of my Art Party at Umbrella Arts Gallery on June 11th in the East Village. What an incredible event, thank you to everyone who came out, such an amazing time – I love the love!
I am proud to announce the launch of Truck’N With Vito!, a Cultural Awareness Campaign. I transformed an ordinary van into a mobile art gallery and I am spreading the word through my art that Autism is a magical gift of secret resources of creativity and inspiration. The event is called TRUCK’N WITH VITO! and we’re launching on Saturday, May 24th at the exclusive Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York’s East Village, located at 317 East 9th Street. The gallery is known for its rare shows of extreme talent and is bringing my art showcase and cultural awareness project into the limelight. Umbrella Arts is a place of discovery, movement and change and they are committed to keeping the artistic spirit alive in the community, I’m very proud and excited about this project.
The exhibition will kick-off on May 24th at Umbrella Arts Gallery and my mobile project TRUCK’N WITH VITO! will travel on wheels to be seen all over Manhattan and Brooklyn at Bushwick Open Studios, The Howl Festival, The Dumbo Arts Festival and in New York’s East Village. The exhibition is taking place from May 24th through July 31, 2014 – the opening reception at Umbrella Arts on May 24th will showcase small, intimate paintings that I made on the road and in my New Haven, Connecticut art studio. View the fundraising campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/truck-n-with-vito – we invite the public to join the movement and help to continue TRUCK’N WITH VITO! going and spreading the word about Autism and artistic talent.
During this traveling exhibition, the Artmobile will make stops at Fountain Gallery, LAND Gallery, the Bushwick Open Studios, and the HOWL Festival in Tompkins Square Park. Additional stops in the Summer of 2014 include the SoNo Arts Festival in Norwalk, CT. In the Fall, we will visit the DUMBO Arts Festival, the IAM Festival, OpSail, Envision Fest, LAMP, the SOFA Fair, and in The Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel Miami Beach at Spectrum Art Fair this December 3-7, 2014, as well as METRO Curates in January 2015.
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