New Rochelle-based 3D pop artist Charles Fazzino is donating his time and effort to conduct an Art Master Class with more than 30 sixth-grade students from the .
During the two-hour interactive workshop on March 12, Fazzino and the students will collaborate on a large, three-dimensional mural of New York personalized with an Edgemont twist. The students will learn how Fazzino creates his works which are currently exhibited in museums and galleries in more than twenty countries around the world.
They will contribute their own artistic talents to the piece and work with Fazzino to create a finished piece of fine art.
“I am thrilled to be launching my arts education initiative with the Edgemont School District,” said Fazzino, who has his studio in New Rochelle. “I have been working with students for years all over the world on projects like this, but am happy to be able to work with local students and to help raise funds for arts education in my own backyard.”
The finished artwork will be unveiled on March 28 at an art reception hosted by Fazzino for the Edgemont Community at his studios. Attendees will be given tours of the working art studio, have the chance to meet the artist, and purchase artworks, part of the proceeds of which will be donated to the Edgemont PTA.
In addition, the finished work will be donated to the PTA for auction at the organization’s annual Spring Fete on April 21.
Fazzino is most well-known for his unique, detailed, and vibrant three-dimensional style. His work is exhibited in hundreds of fine art galleries and museums in 29 different countries.
He is an officially licensed artist of the National Football League and the Super Bowl (2000-present), Major League Baseball and the MLB All-Star Game (2003-present), and the US Olympic Team (2000-present). He has also recently created official artwork for high profile events, including: the 2011 Centennial Celebration for the City of Fort Lauderdale, the President's Challenge for President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, NASCAR Sprint Cup series, NHL All-Star Game, Belmont Stakes, Daytona 500, Indy 500, Andy Roddick Charity Gala, U.S. Tennis Foundation, CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC’s “Today” Summer Concert Series, Rosie O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation and the President William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, among many others.