The Putnam County News

November 26, 2001

Cycle/Auto Art Exhibit To Open In Beacon Announces the Opening of a New Exhibition, "Cycle/Auto Art" at the Gallery in the Square in Beacon

Featured from September 29 through November 2 will be the works of Robert Anderson, Celia Buchanan, Joe Calabrese, A.D. Cook, Leo Gonzales, Gerald Mendez, Tim Mitchell, Robert Paschal, Pamela Shanteau, Craig Tracy, and Peter West.

Paintings, prints, helmets, leather jackets, gas tanks, and more with an auto/motorcycle will be exhibited. A special feature will be a sculpture by Jerry Only of the renowned punk-rock band “The Misfits”. In addition, Jerry will be autographing the brand new Limited Edition “Misfits Airbrushing Template” from Artool at the opening reception on September 28th from 5pm to 8pm to which the public is cordially invited.

Robert Anderson’s artwork combines elements of the Old West with images of Hollywood cowboys, pin-ups, and science fiction. images are borrowed from historical and film sources, western collectibles and the Pulp Fiction cover illustrations of the ’30s and ’40s. Celia Buchanan’s chosen medium of silk painting affords the onlooker an offbeat view through a fabric stained glass window.

Joe Calabrese’s vehicles and three-dimensional helmets were featured recently at the Airbrush Expo in Atlantic City.

A.D. Cook has been creating paintings that reflect his passion for life, with a current emphasis on large-scale paintings of motorcycles.

Leo Gonzales’ company recently completed “The Tommy Bike” for hot designer Tommy Hilfiger.

The work of Gerald Mendez features the whimsical work of custom automotive painting.

Tim Mitchell, Pamela Shanteau, Craig Tracy, and Peter West are all well known for their work relating to automotive airbrushing.

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