Fusion: A fine art collection by Rochester artist Brian O'Neill to benefit Junior Achievement and presented by Rochester Picture Frame. 100% from one special piece and 10% of total show proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement.
Opens to the public: Saturday, April 28th 2018 with a reception from 4:00-8:00 pm at Rochester Picture Frame, located at 2094 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609 585-288-4370. Valet parking available, wine & appetizers will be served, show will remain hung through May 31st 2018. Rochester Picture Framing is a family owned business for over 50 years: http://rochesterpictureframinginc.com
A small selection of painting images will be added to this page as they are completed, please check back soon! If you would like to arrange a private viewing by visiting the artist's studio, please contact Brian O'Neill at 585-957-4206.
About the collection: O'Neill has often described his contemporary abstract work as being derived from landscape. Many collectors and admirers find a reference to horizon and light through the use of luminous metal leaf. Brian's asymmetric and flowing compositions suggest rolling ocean-surf and sweeping vistas, all of which are augmented through the use of rich texture and depth. The thematic goal of this collection is to represent the landscape in both an abstracted form as well as the realistic, drawing parallels between the two genres through color, texture, and composition. Please check back for more information and images as this 25 piece collection evolves.
Why Junior Achievement? As a professional artist for more than 20 years, Brian has been asked many times to speak to groups of artists about success, business skills, motivation, and how self-esteem building is vital to growth. Art has the power to touch all areas of life, it has the power to inspire as well as being a form of giving back and philanthropy. Deeply grateful for the many years of artistic expression and accolades he has been fortunate to experience, Brian saw an opportunity and kinship with JA's mission to build our future leaders right here in our Rochester community. This excerpt from JA's website tells us a bit more about the beautiful work they do: "Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities."
To learn more about Junior Achievement, please visit www.https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-cuny
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