Imagine: life as 3-dimensions by Dan J. Ferraina
Join us in celebrating an exhibit by one of our community’s leading promoters of art. Dan J. Ferraina, resident of Windsor for 71 years and long-time real estate developer, will show for the first time, his creations, some dating back to the 1960s, all made from a continuous piece of cardboard. His work will inspire the young to the old. Imagine: life as 3-dimensions exhibit runs from May 6 – June 10, 2017.
Recently, Mr. Ferraina’s work has become a natural outgrowth of creativity and experimentation. Reflecting countless endeavors and life passions, his creations are a culmination of the insight that has inspired his imagination and inventiveness, inner qualities he feels we all have and can explore.
Several events will complement the exhibition.
• FREE public reception: Saturday, May 6, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
• Book Signing with the Artist: Saturday, May 13 @ 1:30. Mr. Ferraina will sign and discuss his book Color Your Own Creation.
• Kids and Seniors Day: Build your own Building. Saturday, May 27 from 1 – 3p.m. Spend time with Dan as he shows how to build a house from a single sheet of paper, then you can try one yourself! First 25 kids receive FREE house. School and senior groups welcome. FREE.
The exhibition will create an atmosphere to allow the viewer to “imagine” the possibilities of art making no matter what age you are or what level you are at, and, the creative process involved in art making is healing and life enhancing. Enlargements from Dan’s book will be hung for people to color and create in collaboration. The two small galleries will have tables set up for coloring in their own coloring books donated by Dan, as well as sample houses to fold and erect into 3-d creations.
Dan has also explored abstract expressionism and a larger (life-size) model will be re-created and installed in the gallery from one of those creations. This piece selected by the curator, relates back to the sub-title “life in 3-dimensions”. The three-sided piece illustrates birth, life and death.
As a community building effort, Dan will be giving away 25 “tiny-houses” to the first 25 children through the door on the “Kids and Seniors Day” event. Dan will talk about his art and provide a demo to help others build their own house too. Group trips from area schools, senior centers and churches are welcome. Please contact us for more information and scheduling.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Hartford Hospital, RICOH, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Clearwood Building, Pelton Graphics, Brian Williams Carpentry, Photography by Anne Rugens; Katherine Eisenman; and Allison Ferraina, and other businesses and individuals from our community.