THE ART OF THE CHIMP: GRAPHIC HOMAGE TO THE JANE GOODALL FOUNDATION

 
 

The two images above, "Icon," and "One With," are a crosshatch etching, and a full-value lithograph (respectively). Both illicit the range of emotions that arise when we delve into the issues of animal rights and humane treatment of chimpanzees. The subjects are shown in their natural environments. The creation of these two art pieces was a rewarding experience for Mr. DeVito, allowing him to connect to the same core beliefs as Jane Goodall and her lifelong fight to save the chimpanzee. 

Research now shows that humans and chimpanzees share a similar brain pattern when communicating. Can you see the comparisons here between us and our closest relative in the animal world?

BOSTON BENEFIT BIG SUCCESS

 
 

Yesterday, Wednesday April 13th, 2016, was the Ducks Unlimited Boston Benefit Dinner. With record attendance, the benefit made enough money to save around 2,000 acres of wetlands. Mr. DeVito exhibited and sold his work, while attendees enjoyed a silent and live auction and an exclusive dinner.

The Boston Chapter of Ducks Unlimited has been working to create a Sponsorship Program for Massachusetts, which calls on an artist to paint a hunting scene that will promote membership through the use of the reproduced image. This program has been successfully employed on Long Island through Mr. DeVito's last fourteen Ducks Unlimited paintings. 

The event details are up on my website now click the Events page to view. This event was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. For the Event's official web page, click on www.bostondudinner.org.

"Eel Through the Ice - Circa 1950" 7 x 11 $250 Unframed. The Buttonow brothers, pictured here, helped build part of John Steinbeck's house (located on the right side of the etching) where he wrote the famous novel "Of Mice and Men." Eel fishermen used to earn a living by catching eel through the ice and then selling them to New York restaurants. 

THIS YEAR'S NEW ARTWORK FEATURED IN UPCOMING SHOW

Come see me at this well-attended local show! 

Also, a big thanks to all who attended the 77th Annual New York City Ducks Unlimited Dinner and Sportman's Exhibition, held at the Tennis & Raquet Club in Midtown--it was a huge success with over 240 attendees and over $170,000 raised for wetland conservation! I am proud to be the the only artist invited.


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