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Africa - Kunjani & Art Alive

AFRICA IN HIS BLOOD

Did you know that Nicholas lived in Africa with his father as a young man?  Yes, Uganda and Kenya, and he took an art course at Makerere University in Kampala.  His painting, Mombasa, 32” x 28” Framed Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas, link Nicholas’ love of Mombasa, where his father had a house on the beach, with his current work. 

“Her Honor - the African Mona Lisa,” 20” x 24” Framed Oil on Canvas, is, some say, his best work.  He met and immediately was in the spell of Nigerian jurist, Mrs. H. A. Balogun, a long time friend of Connie’s.  His respect for her inner beauty is evident in his delicate brush strokes and in the almost-living hijab in red.  These and several other paintings will be featured at Kunjani Craft Coffee and Gallery during the month of January.

 
 Mombasa, 32” x 28” Framed Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci

Mombasa, 32” x 28” Framed Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci

 “Her Honor - the African Mona Lisa,” 20” x 24” Framed Oil on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci

“Her Honor - the African Mona Lisa,” 20” x 24” Framed Oil on Canvas ©Nicholas Petrucci

 

Kunjani Craft Coffee & Gallery  -  780 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103
across from Waterside Shops and just west of US 41  http://www.kunjaninaples.com

“Lifting each other up with love.”  dedicated to doing good and spreading awareness . . . about the humanitarian crises in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa and offer hands-on, practical improvements . . .”

"The Way Back”  A Naples mother and daughter reconnect with their African homeland: http://archive.naplesnews.com/news/local/the-way-back-a-naples-mother-and-daughter-reconnect-with-their-african-homeland-333876f5-8301-061f-e-381872581.html
 

Nicholas selected Bird Gardens of Naples as the Charity of the Month.  Keri is dedicated to parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots.  Bud. E. Cockatoo Bird lived there for three years before he and Nicholas were reunited. Buddy now “owns” both Nicholas & Connie. Check it out and support Keri’s great work: https://birdgardensofnaples.org
 

ART ALIVE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017

5 - 7 pm, 1719 Trade Center Way, #3, Naples, FL 34109

Look for the slide projections on the front wall of the studio.
Check out the Scout Guide video from December Arts Alive on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/connie.bransilver  and  https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.petrucci.16

You can see the next Guardian portrait in progress - Roy McBride & Chili- see some of Nicholas’ abstract pieces, and check out five of Connie’s photographs just printed on canvas and ready to hang later this month — We will tell you where as soon as we can.

 
 Bud E. Bird ©Connie Bransilver

Bud E. Bird ©Connie Bransilver

 Guardian Roy McBride and Chili ©Connie Bransilver

Guardian Roy McBride and Chili ©Connie Bransilver

 

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