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Opening Reception for Sebastian DiStefano's Art Show, Open to the Public

Opening Reception for Sebastian DiStefano's Art Show, Open to the Public

"A Retrospective Journey of Sebastian DiStefano's Art"
Paintings by Sebastian DiStefano

Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 3-5 pm. Open to the Public.

A Retrospective Journey of Sebastian DiStefano’s Art
Paintings by Sebastian DiStefano

Reception: Sunday, June 18th, 2017 from 3-5 pm.

In the show entitled “A Retrospective Journey of Sebastian DiStefano’s Art, from June 14th, 2017 through August 14th, 2017 at Carole Peck’s Good News Restaurant & Bar, 694 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT, the family of the late Sebastian DiStefano will exhibit choice pieces of Mr. DiStefano’s collection

Carole Peck’s Good News Restaurant & Bar will welcome the family with an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 18th, 2017. The public is invited to meet Mr. DiStefano’s family and view his exhibition, and learn more about his work while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine.

A Retrospective Journey of Sebastian DiStefano’s Art

“A Retrospective Journey of Sebastian DiStefano’s Art” is an exhibition of the late Sebastian DiStefano’s paintings that will be held at Carole Peck’s Good News Restaurant & Bar from June 14th, 2017 – August 14th, 2017. An opening reception will be held on June 18th, 2017. The reception is free to the public.

In reflection of the late Sebastian DiStefano’s life and art, the family is showing a broad selection of Sebastian DiStefano’s work from the 1960’s to the present included watercolors, oil on Masonite, and acrylics which depict how he explored color, line, and composition. In being the product of five decades, these paintings depict a full expression of the emotional experiences of his life. As in the words of Mr. DiStefano, “I love the elements of painting; it sets my mind in motion where I am seeking the balance even if the piece ends up unbalanced. I don’t speak for my paintings they speak for me.”

Mr. DiStefano was a Waterbury native. He spent his life painting abstract and non-objective art, a medium where he felt most comfortable. Color and balance were two focal areas for him. He was inspired by the Abstract Expressionists and Color Field artists but also moved by the Baroque painters. The incorporation of light and dark contrasts can be found weaved into his works; and, as he painted, he continually turned his pieces around to seek balance. Even in the pieces that appear unbalanced, balance is found. This allows many of his works to be viewed from different perspectives, even though he had seen it in one particular orientation and allowing any owner of his works to hang these pieces from their own perspective.

Mr. DiStefano graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Art and continued his studies at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He returned to Waterbury, Connecticut where he stayed the majority of his life until moving to Cheshire. Mr. DiStefano was a true artist and found artwork his expression from within. Rather than being driven to sell his artwork, Mr. DiStefano saw his work as an extension of himself. As a result, the collection remain intact today; as the family states, this show represents the true heart of the artist he was throughout his life. His work has been exhibited at Gallery 53-Meriden Arts and Crafts Association, Sharon Creative Arts Foundation, Mattatuck Community College, The University of North Dakota, the Waterbury Arts Festival, Slater Memorial Museum, Silvermine Guild of Artists, and previously before at Good News Restaurant & Bar.

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