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Artist Opening Reception
February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Artist John Pyson’s: Gene Diodato Memorial Retrospective Show Opening Reception
Each month, join us for a free artist’s reception with our featured artist. This month’s featured artist is John Pyson. The Paquette Gallery & Diesslin Gallery (located in the Annex) will be open from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, February 1st with free hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer. This event is free and open to the public.
For half a century, a master a “seeing” walked among us. Eugene “Gene” J. Diodato combined his skill of seeing with a love of nature and his mastery as a painter to leave for us a body of work that surely will credit him as an Upper Arkansas Valley legendary painter. This retrospective show, entitled LUMINOUS SILENCE, will celebrate Gene’s life and work in multiple venues during the month throughout downtown Salida.
A lifelong artist, Gene painted outside in nature until his recent passing. Most will recognize local scenery in his compositions and will marvel at his mastery with the brush as well as his patience to wait for that perfect moment when the light turned our world magical. For Gene Diodato, life was art. He left us jewels of “luminous silence.”