MAITLAND, FL – Artist John Carollo will be participating in the Art and History Museums – Maitland (AHM-M) Holiday Studio Stroll on December 8, 2023, from 6:30-8:30PM. The event will feature live seasonal music and a cash bar, and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic to share with friends as they stroll the beautiful, historic grounds and tour the open artist studios.
Carollo, largely known for his abstract watercolor paintings and silk/aluminum sculptures, decided to rekindle his long-lost love of printmaking in 2023, and participated in a linocut class offered by the Maitland Art Center (part of the AHM-M complex) early in the year. As such, he will be showing new linocut work developed over the past few months as one of 11 students displaying their art for sale during the event. Four print series will be presented – “Share Your Holidays” seasonal cards/envelopes with a whimsical cat/mouse theme, “Ascending I and II,” two vertically-oriented, monotone prints based on the artist’s previous sculptural collaboration with Marsha De Broske entitled “Ascending to Light,” and “Maitland Cat Center I”, the first in a series of pieces that put a feline twist on the famed Andre Smith reliefs which embellish the architecture of the National Register of Historic Places-certified Maitland Art Center.
More information about the event, the Art and History Museums – Maitland, and free RSVP tickets for the evening can be found at artandhistory.org/holiday-studio-show