Tuesday, August 26, 2014

John Mellencamp art exhibition comes to Florida

“The Paintings Of John Mellencamp”, a traveling art exhibition featuring the works of the Indian rocker, will makes its first showing in Florida this fall.

Opening at The Museum Of Art in Deland on October 10, the exhibition will feature some 40 oil and mixed media paintings, which will remain on view at the Museum until December 28.

The multi-talented singer-songwriter, actor and humanitarian was inspired to paint by his artist mother at a young age growing up in Seymour, Indiana. In the early ’80s, he attended the Art Students League of New York and was influenced by, among others, German-Expressionists Otto Dix and Max Beckmann.

In recent years, his paintings have taken on themes such as racism, war, faith and justice.

Following the DeLand showing, the exhibition will travel to the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, where it will be on view from January 11 through April 12, 2015.

Recent exhibitions of the artist’s work have been on view at the Butler Institute of American Art, in Youngstown, Ohio, and at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to his art, Mellencamp will release his new album, “Plain Spoken”, on September 23.

He recently issued the project’s lead single, “Troubled Man.”

See also:

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