Artist Talk with Patrick Fiore

March 7, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Patrick Fiore at his studio in Sarasota, Florida

Please join us to view the paintings and meet the artist for an engaging conversation about art & activism.

Patrick Fiore was born in Utica, New York. He received his BFA from Syracuse University and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Patrick has been awarded for his illustrations that have been published internationally. His art exists in site-specific installations in New York, Utah and Florida. Mr. Fiore has been a member of the faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida since 1988.

He will be speaking about his current project at ArtRage and the Gage Center, “Significant Souls: Paintings Inspired by Howard Zinn’s, A People’s History of the United States”. He calls it a traveling work in progress; “The images attempt to illuminate, nudge, inspire, agitate and move people to action while encouraging the viewer to question, think, act and express their own truth, in their own way”.

Refreshments served at 6:30pm. Free to the Public.

“Significant Souls” (and related events) is made possible with support from the IDEAS Implementation Fund, which provides grants to implement strategies derived from the IDEAS Collaborative (Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences in Syracuse). IDEAS seeks to strengthen the connection between the community and arts, culture, and heritage organizations by engaging audiences, fostering collaboration, identifying the arts as an economic engine, and developing cooperative marketing and communications strategies.  IDEAS is funded by the Allyn Foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation, the Gifford Foundation, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, the John Ben Snow Foundation, and the Trust for Cultural Resources of the County of Onondaga.