Artwork by DePaolo to be exhibited
Works by artist Dominick “Nick” DePaolo will be on display throughout the month of September in the lobby at The Strand at 38 Main, located at 38 N. Main St. in Downtown Waynesville.
This exhibit coincides with the re-opening of the renovated theater which will be showing films on Fridays and Saturdays beginning Sept. 6. That is also the date of Waynesville’s next “Art After Dark” event in the town’s galleries. Along with his exhibit, DePaolo will be on hand at The Strand that evening providing, a demo and greeting the public.
DePaolo has been a freelance artist for over 40 years. He served as an illustrator for the U.S. Navy, and was an art instructor at Prairie State College in Illinois for almost 15 years before creating the Long Grove Art School in Northwest Chicago. A few years ago, DePaolo returned to Waynesville, his original hometown, where he now teaches art.
He also teaches in Franklin and Bryson City. One of his favorite phrases is “have palette, will travel” since he travels by request to classes, lessons, parties and demos. An award-winning artist, DePaolo’s creations range from nostalgic drawings influenced by classic cowboy heroes to fine art paintings in oil, watercolor or acrylic. he is also known for his colored pencil portraits of people, pets and homes from photos.
His work is currently on display at Main Street Artists’ Co-Op in Waynesville, and he will also be featured artist in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center at 250 Pigeon St. from mid-September to early October. More information and DePaolo’s art may be viewed on Facebook by typing in Art Classes at Long Grove Art School. For more information about the opening at The Strand at 38 Main contact info@38main.