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Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present two art exhibitions by artist,and renowned Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone. Michael will make two special appearances at Wentworth Gallery in June 2010.
Saturday - June 5, 2010 - 4-7
The Mall at Short Hills
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ
For additional details on the VIP reception or to RSVP
please call 973-564-9776 or 800-732-6140
Sunday - June 6, 2010 - 1-4
The Court at King of Prussia
690 West Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA
For additional details on the VIP reception or to RSVP
please call 610-337-8988 or 800-732-6140
Michael's artwork can be viewed at wentworthgallery.com
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.
By Bill Dean
Entertainment editor for
The Gainsville Sun
Hailing from Jacksonville, Lynyrd Skynyrd's ties to Gainesville are surprising perhaps only in their depth and longevity. They go back to the late '60s and early '70s when the unsigned band performed shows in Gainesville, including several for Tom Petty's Mudcrutch.
Today they continue with the group helping to raise funds for Gainesville's Earl Gardner, who as a 7-year-old in 2007 received burns to 40 percent of his body at his home in northwest Gainesville.
The band recently sent Earl's family an Ibanez guitar autographed by singer Johnny Van Zant, guitarists Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke, and others associated with the group along with 38 Special singer Donnie Van Zant.
The guitar is being raffled off Saturday with proceeds from the $2 donations per chance going to defray Earl's continuing medical expenses. Chances are available at the Short Stop in Gainesville, Alachua Farm & Lumber Center in Alachua, the Spindrifter Lounge, Sonny's Pit Bar-B-Cue in Alachua, Hitchcock's grocery stores in Alachua, Trenton, Hawthorne, Newberry, Old Town, Jasper, East Palataka and Keystone Heights.
The drawing for the guitar will be held at noon Saturday at Alachua Farm & Lumber Center, at 14101 N.W. 145th Ave., Alachua, though participants don't need to be present to win. For more information, call the Alachua Farm & Lumber Center at (386) 462-3003.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will appear on the PBS Soundstage series on Feb 18th at 9:00 pm CST. The band will perform their classic songs Sweet Home Alabama, Gimme Three Steps, That Smell, and Simple Man. They will also perform songs from their new album, God & Guns. As we all know a Skynyrd show would not be complete without ending the event with Freebird.
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Michael Cartellone creates an amazing tribute to Ronnie Van Zant!!
Click on the portrait below for more details and to order your Limited Edition copy.
Michael says: "The long awaited Ronnie Van Zant portrait is now available - I worked on it all year while the band was on tour and I could not be more proud of this tribute to a great man. Please visit my web site and check out the slide show presentation which documents the progression of this artwork while out on the road."
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