Ground-breaking Staten Island art show features both NFTs and analog work

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Staten Island, NY-The Staten Island art community celebrated the milestone last week with the opening of a groundbreaking show that combined traditional painting with a digital gallery featuring works as an NFT in an “analog” setting. ..

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, provide art lovers with the opportunity to own their original work in digital form.

The show, entitled “Under the Umbrella, Big Red NYC,” features eight new red paintings by Staten Island-based artist Vince MacDermot and will be on display at the CANVAS Institute in Thompkinsville until February 14, 2022. I am.

Artist Vince MacDermot (left), JMT Media owner Jaclyn Tacoronte, and CANVAS Institute CEO Bobby Digi (pictured) at the “Under the Big Red Umbrella” opening show at the CANVAS Institute on December 18, 2021. ..

“Red is the color of love, life and energy, so I use red. I use the stylized cartoon form that is American. “The form of expression,” McDermott said in an artist’s statement about his work.

The gallery characterized the painting as “explaining the current changes in American life and the continuation of the comfort of American love for cars.”

The opening of the show was celebrated on Saturday, December 18th. The event is partially supported by the Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation.

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The opening show of “Under the Big Red Umbrella” held at the CANVAS Institute on December 18, 2021. The work of artist Vince MacDermot is on display. (Photo courtesy of JMT Media)

“For many years, the CANVAS Institute has supported innovative work by emerging and well-established artists,” said Bobby Digi, owner and CEO of the CANVAS Institute. “We are proud to be able to see Vince’s work for the second time in our gallery. New York City has been supporting this artist’s work for the past year. We also have a great show. looking forward to it.”

MacDermot is the son of the prolific and influential composer Galt MacDermot, who wrote the music for the acclaimed and award-winning Broadway show HAIR. Galt MacDermot, who died in 2018, was considered a mentor to the art community on Staten Island and attended a theater at Wagner College.

Vince MacDermot’s art was recently seen at XIII FLORENCE BIENNALE in Italy. Eternal feminine Exhibition, and MvVO at Oculus in 2021.

The CANVAS Institute is located at 150 Victory Blvd. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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The opening show of “Under the Big Red Umbrella” held at the CANVAS Institute on December 18, 2021. The work of artist Vince MacDermot is on display. (Photo courtesy of JMT Media)

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The opening show of “Under the Big Red Umbrella” held at the CANVAS Institute on December 18, 2021. The work of artist Vince MacDermot is on display. (Photo courtesy of JMT Media)

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The opening show of “Under the Big Red Umbrella” held at the CANVAS Institute on December 18, 2021. The work of artist Vince MacDermot is on display. (Photo courtesy of JMT Media)

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The opening show of “Under the Big Red Umbrella” held at the CANVAS Institute on December 18, 2021. The work of artist Vince MacDermot is on display. (Photo courtesy of JMT Media)

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The opening show of “Under the Big Red Umbrella” held at the CANVAS Institute on December 18, 2021. The work of artist Vince MacDermot is on display. (Photo courtesy of JMT Media)

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