Temple University Rome will host its first Gallery Opening for the 2018 Fall semester on Monday, September 17th. The name of the event is Incontro di colori, featuring live music and art by Tony Esposito, Mark Kostabi, and Nora Maccoby. This event will support Hummustown, an organization that helps refugees in Rome gain independence by offering job opportunities, such as cooking, packaging, and delivering Syrian food for the Rome community. Attendees will be able to enjoy delicious dishes prepped by Hummustown while admiring and even purchasing art. Generously, Maccoby will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of her paintings. There are currently two Temple students, Aimee Perez and Dylan Biggs, interning for Hummustown.
About the Artists:
Tony Esposito is a painter and a famous Italian musician. He attended the academy of art in Naples where he studied painting and printmaking. In the past, Esposito has painted fabrics, designed jewels, and made covers for both himself and other Italian artists. In 2000, Esposito met Mark Kostabi and they collaborated with their art and music. Today, Esposito and Kostabi continue to create concerts and paintings together.
Born in Los Angeles, Mark Kostabi is an artist and composer who has work in over 60 museums and is also well known for creating album covers for Guns N’ Roses and the Ramones. Kostabi’s signature faceless figures have appeared in museums and galleries all over the world in places such as the United States, Japan, and Italy. Kostabi has also been featured on the cover of New York Magazine, the Oprah Winfrey Show, People Magazine and 60 Minutes. Today, Kostabi continues to work on paintings and concerts with Tony Esposito.
Nora Maccoby was born in Mexico and raised in Washington DC. She received her BA in Theater and Government from Oberlin College, and a MFA from The American Film Institute in Directing. Maccoby has numerous accomplishments with her paintings, films, and philosophy, including her book, The Energy Conversation: The First 3 Years, which was published by the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) in 2009. Her paintings are focused on the center between form and formlessness within the development of “Identity Cartography” as a channel to the development of consciousness and they are also maps for navigating time, space and incarnation. Maccoby’s work has been featured in places such as the Transformer Art Auctions at the Corcoran Museum, the LandEscape Art Review, and the Anima Mundi Venice Biennale. In January 2018, she was awarded the Universal Artist International Prize Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, by Art International Contemporary. For more information on Nora and examples of her work, visit noramaccoby.com.
Please join us to support Hummustown and the Temple Rome Gallery!