Featured Artist Mario Heitman at WomanCraft Gifts
Mario Heitman will be the featured artist at WomanCraft Gifts during the Second Friday Artwalk on August 12 from 6 to 9 pm. Mario works in acrylic paint to create lively and brightly-colored images that reflect his own experiences and musical influences. His work is also highly influenced by clothing. His forms are a synthesis of the images he's been exposed to since the last time he painted, and the colors are derived from the mood of the music he listens to while working. He is currently working in acrylic paint to produce a body of work which will become a clothing line. When setting up a show, he creates inventive ways of using the space. He believes that painting should not limit itself to the two dimensional canvas, but should bridge the gap between art and life to become an environment for the viewer to inhabit. The work for this show will eventually become clothing designs for the viewer to live within, bridging the gap between fine art and fashion.