“PAINTING THE TOWN”
Reception, May 5th, 5 – 8 pm
Craig Webb, Lithographs
Acid Tint Color Lithographs from the Boy Scout Series
The Boy Scout Series is a suite of five acid-tint lithographs inspired by a friend’s experiences as an Eagle Scout, expressed in a graphic style that echos the early printed illustrations by Norman Rockwell published in Boy’s Life Magazine.
Acid-tint lithography is an especially rare form of lithography where the image is created by etching a black flat with acid washes. A delicate, smoky texture is produced, but the image on the stone usually only lasts for very small editions. Color printing is especially difficult. The Boy Scout Suite is handprinted by the artist on Arches BFK paper, each with a color palette of red, green, black, white and transparent. 10 x 11″
The Boy Scout Series is handprinted by the artist on 10 x 11″ Arches BFK paper, in an edition of 12, and is only available as a suite.
John Rizzi, Glass work
For much of the last decade he has focused his artistic expression in “Lampworking” (The art of manipulating hot glass in a torch flame)
John creates a variety of sculptural, wearable, and decorative art pieces. John’s work is often inspired by his love of nature, And most recently he has sought ways to incorporate his glass designs into functional garden art pieces.
John’s work is often inspired by his love of nature, And most recently he has sought ways to incorporate his glass designs into functional garden art pieces.
He has studied with internationally recognized Lampwork artist Loren Stump of Elk Grove, California as well as Lucio Bubacco and Vittorio Costantini, whom he had the wonderful opportunity to study with in Murano Italy.
John’s artwork has also been featured in galleries, retail shows, and in print.