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“Color Riot: Abstract & Concrete” Opening Reception
December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Featuring the artwork of Jay Stutman & Joe Zurolo
(The show will remain in the Special Exhibit Gallery through December 28th)
Book Signing with Local Author
Children’s Book Author, John Micklos Jr.
Wendy Gill and Joe Paulus
Jay Stutman, Jewelry Artist
Jay Stutman is an award-winning jewelry designer. She lives in Newark, Delaware with her husband, a very large blind dog, and a sassy cat. As a self-taught beader, she fell in love with off-loom beadweaving and has been exploring the endless possibilities in design for the last seventeen years. Using a variety of beaded stitch techniques and art glass, she enjoys combining unusual color palettes that result in unique works of “wearable art”.
Ignoring the latest fashion trends, she creates jewelry that is timeless. From classic elegance to bold and funky, her style of intricately woven spiral rope sewn from seed beads and her passion for color translate into one of a kind jewelry pieces. Jay sells her jewelry at several galleries and juried art fairs in the tristate area. She is also a juried Chester County member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman.
Joe Zurolo, Acrylic Painter
Joe Zurolo is a self-taught artist who started painting as an escape from the high stress career of a police officer. Joe strives to create colorful and unique pieces of contemporary art. He takes an intuitive approach. Joe is spontaneous and bold with his actions and choices. Through this approach, Joe creates colorful expressive paintings.
He enjoys painting with acrylic on canvas. Joe’s style is all about colors, shapes and texture. His artistic style is infused with emotion, energy, and dynamic movement. Joe’s artwork is an emotional representation. He believes his art is not completed until someone observes and interprets the piece. Joe says, “The painting gets refinished every time someone views it.”
Joe Zurolo is a police officer by day, artist by night. Being a police officer and an artist you might think are two completely different paths, but art helps Joe find balance. Joe likes to produce and paint representations of the internal, an expression of emotion. He tries to be the one who cracks the shell to see what is inside.
There’s what you see and then there is what’s beyond that.” Joe Zurolo