April 1st through May 30th
Mike Schiavone is a multidisciplinary artist from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is an oil and acrylic painter of hyper-realism, and a sculptor. Mike has a Fine Art Degree, was a traveling display artist for two national retail companies, and a street artist in New Orleans. His work can be found in galleries, and art festivals in numerous states. He has been honored with several awards for his work, and continuously pursues growth and improvement as an artist.
Mike is thrilled and honored to debut his newest line of work at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, the Catacomb Saints. Inspired by medieval European religious art and tradition, Mike has created his interpretation of these relics. Using found objects, vintage jewelry, antique elements, fabric and jewels, he has endeavored to create and venerate secular saints and sinners. These bejeweled skulls are an homage to the beautiful and macabre decorated skeletons of martyrs and saints found throughout ancient churches across the world. In this series, Mike explores an alternate reality, where secular icons and “sinners” are posthumously celebrated, instead of the pious.
The Buckland Museum will be a hosting a free Artist Reception on Saturday, April 8th from 7:30 to 9 pm. Come explore the mysterious Catacomb Saints! No RSVP needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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