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Join us for a reception in the Wagner College Gallery opening an exhibition of watercolors by Staten Island artist Colman Rutkin, titled “Myths and Tales.” The exhibition runs from Nov. 8 until Jan. 13. Both the reception and the exhibition are free, and the public is invited.
The Wagner College Gallery is located in the Union Building on the Wagner campus, 631 Howard Ave., Staten Island. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 9 p.m.
Colman Rutkin has lived on Staten Island for more than 30 years since moving here from Manhattan. This is his second solo show; the first, held in 2013 at the Staten Island Museum, was titled “A Visual Journey” and included oil paintings, prints and watercolors.
The Wagner College Gallery exhibition includes recent work by Rutkin in which he continues his exploration of myth, imaginative narratives and color.
Rutkin earned his bachelor’s degree in humanities from the University of South Florida, and his master of fine arts degree in photography and printmaking from Florida State University. He is currently a partner in the Four Hands Design Studio.
For more about the artist, visit his website @http://colmanrutkin.com/
Staten Island, N.Y. — Artist Scott LoBaido, best known for his American flag portraits on display across the nation, will be featured in an exhibition in Wagner College Gallery throughout the month of March.
The exhibition, titled "Self Portraits", consists of three 4 1/2' by 9' pieces, one for each wall of the gallery. The pieces are all untitled.
"They are older pieces," says LoBaido. "They are surreal, with some patriotic influences. I prefer the audience to see what they want and try to figure out the artist's intentions; hence, they are untitled, with no explanation." The exhibition runs from Sunday, March 6, through Saturday, April 2.
The Wagner College Gallery, located in the Union building, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m. For more information, phone the Wagner College Art Department at 718-390-3192, or email gallery director Bill Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Artist
LoBaido, who was voted "Best Artist (Paint/Sculpture/Ink)" in SILive's 2015 Best of Staten Island Poll, is best known for his American flag paintings, which are on display on structures all across Staten Island.
Last year, he went on tour to all fifty states, painting his trademark flags on patriotic buildings in each state.
His "Empty Chairs" Driftwood Memorials, a tribute to victims of Hurricane Sandy, were on display last Fall in Midland Beach.
Click on the gallery above the view the pieces on display in the exhibition, and some of his other artwork. For more information about Scott LoBaido, visit his website.