CRANSTON, RI, January 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Galleries of the Providence Art Club present Jim Bush, Vincent J. Castaldi, & S. Chandler Kissell: Of Three Minds. The exhibit will begin Sunday, February 24th with a reception from 2-4pm and will run through March 15, 2013. The reception is a great opportunity to meet other art enthusiasts, as well as the artists themselves! The reception and exhibit are both free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 4pm. The Maxwell Mays Gallery at the Providence Art Club is located at 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02903. For more information please visit http://www.providenceartclub.org or call 401-331-1114. Learn more about featured artist Vincent Castaldi below!
Artist Vincent Castaldi was born in Providence and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island. Discovering his interest and ability in drawing as early as elementary school, he began to develop his artistic skills by participating in many art, drawing, and pottery classes. In junior high school, Vincent was accepted into the Rhode Island School of Design Junior School Program figure drawing classes.
In high school, Vincent completed many accelerated art classes. His artistic ambitions grew further in the form of teacher's assistant and youth art instructor. Outside of school, Vincent also started his own part time business "Signs Unlimited" designing and painting signs for local organizations.
In Spring 1982, Vincent Castaldi was accepted into the freshman class of The Rhode Island School of Design. Majoring in illustration, he elected such courses as caricature, editorial and children's illustration. In 1985, his senior year, he was accepted into the RISD European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. While studying the Italian culture and language, he continued to develop his art in the form of drawing and painting. Upon the advice of a visiting professor, Vincent introduced the element of collage into his artwork as a way of describing shapes of color and texture completing a series of collage portraits that were exhibited as his senior degree project. In June of 1986, upon his return from Italy, Vincent graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from The Rhode Island School of Design.
After graduation, Vincent presented his illustration portfolio to various newspapers and magazines in the Providence and Boston areas. While acquiring several freelance assignments, he found that his work did not always fit into the mainstream illustration mode. Around that same time, Vincent was offered to include his series of collage portraits in a group show in a Boston gallery (Gallery Fotene).
To date, Vincent continues to show and sell his paintings locally, nationally, and even internationally. He has received awards in several juried shows and has donated many pieces over the years to local charities, including two pieces per year to "Spurwink RI/The Gail Badessa Memorial Fund".
Vincent Castaldi's portfolio of artwork includes series of portraits, landscapes, still-lifes and abstract images.
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