“Tony Saladino Featured at Justus Fine Art – November 2 – December 1, 2018

“Tony Saladino Featured at Justus Fine Art – November 2 – December 1, 2018
The November exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will feature a solo exhibit of paintings by Tony Saladino. Sculpture and woodwork by Robyn Horn, Jill Kyong, Sandra Sell, and Gene Sparling will also be on display, along with ceramics by Kari Albright and Michael Ashley. The show will open with a reception from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, November 2, in conjunction with the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Hot Springs. The exhibit will be on display November 2 – December 1, 2018.
Tony Saladino is highly respected for his expressive abstracts, landscapes, still life constructions, and printmaking. His work has been included in notable public and private collections including the collections of Tyson Foods, Bicardi Limited, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Dallas, the Museum of Art and Archaeology of the University of Missouri, and the Museum of International Art in Brazil. Saladino has also been featured in The New York TimesSouthwest Art MagazineThe Artist’s MagazineAmerican Artist MagazineThe Best of Sketching and Drawing by Rockport Publishers, Enrich Your Paintings with Texture by David Band of North Light Books, along with many other publications. Saladino earned a Bachelors of Science from Louisiana State University in New Orleans and currently resides in Hurst, Texas.
I think successful art is made by working in a way that is natural for the artist – one that reflects his or her preoccupations, and interests. Working within our time we are challenged to think about all that is around us. We react to outside stimuli, or to our own thoughts by creating images that we hope will affect others. Art is about more than beauty. An artist communicates an idea, or feeling, or tries to make connections. I want each piece to possess a spatial energy that compels a viewer to look. I want the images to be universal enough to be compelling. The viewer is either repulsed, pleased, made interested, or stimulated in such a way that they are made to consider other ideas that are not so easily conveyed by printed media. When I get off track, I am reminded by Tolstoi’s words about the objective of art: ‘Art is human activity consisting of this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that other people are infected by these feelings, and also experience them.’”  - Tony Saladino 
Owned by artist Dolores Justus, Justus Fine Art Gallery offers a wide range of original art including sculpture, paintings, ceramics, photography, and more by recognized artists. Opening receptions are held in conjunction with the Hot Springs Gallery Walk held from 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month in downtown Hot Springs. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. Justus Fine Art Gallery is located at 827 A Central Avenue in Hot Springs, AR. For more information, call 501-321-2335 or visit online at justusfineart.com.