Lynyrd Skynyrd Legendary Drummer and Artist
Michael Cartellone to Showcase Artwork
Wentworth Gallery to Present Special Back-to-Back Art Exhibits in New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Short Hills, NJ & King of Prussia, PA / February 3, 2010
Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present two art exhibitions by legendary drummer and artist Michael Cartellone. He will make two special back-to-back appearances at the Wentworth Galleries in Short Hills, NJ and King of Prussia, PA on June 5 & 6, 2010. The exhibitions will include acrylic paintings and drum-heads, along with limited edition artwork, all for purchase. Guests will have the opportunity to see Mr. Cartellone on both days.
Special Appearances by Michael Cartellone:
Saturday, June 5: 4 pm -7 pm
The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
973-564-9776 or 1-800-732-6140
Sunday, June 6: 1 pm – 4 pm
The Court at King of Prussia, 690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA
610-337-8988 or 1-800-732-6140
Michael Cartellone attended the Cleveland Institute of Art at the age of four, with his focus set on the Visual Arts. Indeed, Michael intended a career in Visual Arts for the next five years, until that is he began drumming at the age of nine. He completely threw himself into drumming, playing his first professional gig at a bar at the age of eleven, although he never stopped painting. Cartellone continued studying both drumming and painting simultaneously, throughout his grade school and high school years. By the time he graduated high school, Cartellone was performing four nights a week, earning his living as a musician; yet at the same time, he had begun selling his paintings. As Cartellone explains it, "music and art have always been two halves of a whole."
At the age of twenty-two, Cartellone moved to New York City to further his career. He worked in the art department in the garment industry by day, and played the drums by night. It was during this time that he had his first gallery show, at King Street Gallery in the Washington D.C. area. His move to New York City was a true springboard for Cartellone's music career. Before long, he found himself in a new band called "Damn Yankees", which went on to multi-platinum status. Other recording and /or touring credits include: John Fogarty, Cher, Peter Frampton and Freddie Mercury. In 1998, Cartellone joined the legendary Southern Rock Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, where he currently can be seen on tour throughout the world.