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Italian American Museum
To exhibit

Contact: Joe Carella
Joseph J. Carella Associates Inc.

The Italian American Museum will exhibit the work of Joseph Cavalieri, whose creations merge the venerable art of stained glass with contemporary imagery ranging from Jackie Kennedy Onassis to the famed Dakota building. The results are stunning panels ranging in size from 9 x 15 inches to 29 x 41 inches. Ten painted and silk-screened panels are on exhibit.

“Big Glass in Little Italy” takes place from July 7 through Columbus Day, October 10 at the Italian American Museum’s gallery, 155 Mulberry St. Regular museum hours are from noon to 6 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Suggested museum admission is $10.
Cavalieri’s technique was originally created by Medieval stained glass artists, and uses enamel paints which are made of ground glass, metals and pigment. These paints are applied to the glass surface then kiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. Once cooled, the glass is soldered together and set into wall hung stainless steel light boxes with internal LED lighting.

Joseph is an Italian American whose grandparents immigrated from Ragusa, Sicily and Naples to settle on Spring Street in Little Italy and East 11th Street, before moving to Westchester. Cavalieri’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), and the Leslie-Lohman Museum (NYC). He has produced commissions for private clients in the New York area including a MTA Arts for Transit public art commission at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, NY.

Hand painted and silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on stained glass, set into a non-rust stainless steel frame with LED lights
30 ¼ x 40 ½ inches

Cavalieri comes from a design background, art directing at GQ and People Magazines. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the School of Visual Arts, studying with Paula Scher and Milton Glazer, and has studied with Kazumi Ikemoto, Klaus Moje, Erica Rosenfeld, and Toby Upton at UrbanGlass.

He has taught workshops around the world, and has been invited to over twelve artist residencies. In 2015 he was the keynote speaker for the Glass Society of Ireland Conference.

About Italian American Museum
Founded in 2001, the Italian American Museum is dedicated to exploring the rich cultural heritage of Italy and Italian Americans by presenting the individual and collective struggles and achievements of Italians and their heirs to the American way of life. The Museum received its provisional charter from the New York State Board of Regents on June 12, 2001 and is a 501(c) (3) organization.

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