Local artist’s ‘Road Trip’ exhibit is extended to July 21
July 13, 2013
NEW — 3 p.m. June 13, 2013
In response to enthusiastic opening weekend attendance of its recent June 29 fine arts program kick-off, the LeMay Family Collection Foundation has announced that it will extend its new Ricco diStefano exhibition for at least an additional two weeks — through Sunday, July 21 — as a continuing center stage installation at its popular Marymount Event Center venue.
Comprised of more than 20 original works — including several striking new landscapes that take the Issaquah artist into visibly new (and unexpected) territory — the LeMay selection nearly offers the functional equivalent of a retrospective for one of the Northwest’s most rapidly emerging — an innovative — artists. (Only diStefano’s predominantly film-focused portrait series is absent in the current selection.)
By extending the exhibit into July — now incorporated as part of its general admission public exhibits and tours — the foundation hopes to enable greater public access as an ongoing centerpiece in world-famous collection display.
While on the road driving his car or motorcycle, the artist said he absorbs his feelings of the moment and later paints them in his studio.
DiStefano, whose work will be on display at the Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma, said he wants his paintings to take viewers to another place, and feel movement and animation in his work. He also wants to provoke thought and inspiration through his work.