Enjoy the exhibits at The Adele Grage Gallery (716 Ocean Blvd.) with a featured monthly artist of photography or paintings of different mediums. Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm (closed 12-1 pm).
MONTHLY FEATURED ARTIST @ ADELE GRAGE WILL BE ON EXHIBIT
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach
FEBRUARY ARTIST - JESSE DATTILO
The Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, February 16, from 5-8 p.m.
Meet the Artist - Jesse Dattilo
I began painting with pastels a few years ago and immediately thought, “What fun!” To me, it was like playing or scribbling with chalk on the sidewalk when I was a kid.
There are two kinds of pastels: oil and chalk. I experimented with both but chose the more traditional, which is chalk. Chalk pastels go back hundreds of years in art.
One of the wonderful qualities is certainly the great variety of colors - literally, every hue one could think of. One can “mix” colors on the paper, but it’s not like mixing liquid paints on your surface. It’s done by overlapping a lighter shade over a dark so that the dark “bleeds” through. One could have 4 or 5 layers of colors in the end.
The typical surface used is a gritty paper-like sandpaper. The grittier the paper, the more textured the effect.
I hope you like the show! Please give me your thoughts - I’d love hearing what you think.
Upcoming Art Exhibits:
February 2023 - Jessalyn Dattilo
March 2023 - Sally Paulsen
April 2023 - Caitlyn Flynn
May 2023 - Earth Day Exhibit
June 2023 - AITP Winners
July 2023 - Wendy Chase
August 2023 - Jim Cox
September 2023 - Fleet Landing Residents
October 2023 - Roseann Egidio
November 2023 - Katrina Griffith
December 2023 - Roland Gagnon
Artists interested in exhibiting at the Adele Grage Gallery, should contact the Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-247-5828 for information.