Charles Fazzino Brings Colorful Collection of 3-D Artwork to Ocean Galleries Memorial Day Weekend

World’s most popular 3-D artist appears in Stone Harbor with his latest collection of art

STONE HARBOR – Ocean Galleries welcomes world-renowned 3-D artist, Charles Fazzino, to Stone Harbor for a spectacular Memorial Day weekend exhibition. Fazzino, whose appearance at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor/609-368-777) marks his first time in the seaside community, will bring his latest collection of 3-D limited edition fine art silkscreen serigraphs.

“Charles Fazzino: The Master of 3D Pop Art” opens to the public on Friday, May 27, 2016 and runs through Monday, May 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to10 p.m. daily, with all artwork on display available for acquisition. Gallery guests will have the opportunity to meet Charles Fazzino during receptions from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, and from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.

Considered the most popular 3-D artist in the world today, Charles Fazzino has developed an instantly recognizable style that is admired and coveted by many including heads of states, celebrities and numerous internationally renowned figures and organizations. Best known for his obsession with bright colors and wonderful detail, Fazzino has a frenetic energy that he infuses in his work and uses a unique, handassembled, 3-D layering technique that brings his images to life.

A graduate of the New York School of Visual Arts, Charles Fazzino has honed his craft over the course of his 30+ year career. Most famous for his 3-D renderings of New York and countless other cities, Fazzino has also created masterfully vibrant and detailed tributes to such popular icons as The New York Yankees, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Alfred Hitchcock and the characters of Walt Disney. He has painted 16 Super Bowls for the National Football League, 12 All-Star Games for Major League Baseball, five Daytime Emmy Award Ceremonies, two FIFA World Cup Tournaments, the Grammy Awards, and was the official artist for the 2009 and 2010 President’s Council on Physical Fitness and The President’s Challenge.

Often referred to as a pop culture historian, Fazzino’s innovative style, technique and sense of composition make him a master storyteller who touches his collectors and captures the most meaningful parts of their everyday lives. There have been eight books published about Fazzino and his artwork has been exhibited in hundreds of galleries worldwide. He resides in New York, is a National Vice President of The Muscular Dystrophy Association and contributes his time and art to countless causes worldwide. Japan’s Mt. Fuji Art Museum, the “Today Show,” The City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, The Kraft Company in Greece, the City of Boeblingen, Germany, The United States Tennis Foundation, The Sands Hotel/Casino, The Mohegan Sun Casino, the Indianapolis Colts, the Green Bay Packers and Swiss National Television, are among the organizations that have commissioned Fazzino originals. He has also completed several permanent installations for American Airlines for their terminal at JFK International Airport in New York and his works have been exhibited by the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Arlington Museum of Art. In 2009, he was a recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island “Medal of Honor.”

“It is an incredible honor to welcome Charles Fazzino to Stone Harbor and our gallery. His colorful and detailed artwork draws you in – every time you look at one of his pieces, you will find something that you had not noticed before, explained gallery owner Kim Miller. “We thought this fun collection of artwork was the perfect kick off for the 2016 summer season!”

“Charles Fazzino: The Master of 3D Pop Art” will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, 2016, with all artwork on display available for acquisition. Charles Fazzino will be at the exhibition to greet guests and sign purchased artwork during receptions from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.

In addition to an extraordinary collection of artwork and custom-framing, Ocean Galleries also offers a variety of hand-made crafts from local, regional and national artists in America, such as glass, pottery, jewelry and furniture. All summer exhibitions take place at the Stone Harbor location of Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue), which is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily beginning Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. The Avalon location of Ocean Galleries (2199 Ocean Drive) is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information or directions, call (609) 368-7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com.

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