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The Universe According To The Dish Pit

Matthew Castellano

2024-04-05 09:00:00 2024-04-05 18:00:00 America/Chicago The Universe According To The Dish Pit This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, March 15, 2024 thru Friday, April 5, 2024. Argenta Public Library - Argenta Gallery

Friday, April 05
9:00am - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-05 09:00:00 2024-04-05 18:00:00 America/Chicago The Universe According To The Dish Pit This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, March 15, 2024 thru Friday, April 5, 2024. Argenta Public Library - Argenta Gallery

Argenta Public Library

Argenta Gallery

This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, March 15, 2024 thru Friday, April 5, 2024.

TITLE: The Universe According To The Dish Pit

Artist Matthew Castellano blends working in a kitchen with creating a visual experience to bring you a glimpse into the world of skateboarding, creating art, and working in food service.

Large, abstract, mixed-media painting, up-cycled skateboard decks, and intricate Chine Colle prints collectively make an exhibit that is out of this world.

Bio:

Matthew Castellano is a multimedia artist born in South Florida in 1985 and lived there until 2010 where he fell in love with skateboarding and creating art.  He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife, Melanie Castellano, where he has shifted to a more professional focus. He creates the majority of his art in his home studio. Not only has he displayed a lot of his own work over the past eight years, he has also curated several shows accompanied by other local artists; both professional and emerging. His work has been exhibited within the tri-state area as well as in Florida. It has been featured in juried exhibitions including "Small Works on Paper" presented by the Arkansas Arts Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage in 2014 and 2017. His work is focused on creating a world in which imagination rules. Through minimalism and symbols it seeks to find a calming point in an attempt to simplify an overly complicated world. He explores a mixture of mediums and utilizes a balance of color and illustration to convey the constant struggle of man versus civilization. Producing daily and collaborating with other artists, he is constantly developing new ideas.

Statement:

Personifying my feelings about humanity while exploring the idea of Man versus Civilization in existence and conflict, and in struggles and triumphs; both realistically and abstractly. Using a minimalistic style as a means to take a chaotic world and open it up with simplicity by applying a variety of media to convey all aspects of the human experience.

Instagram: @matthewcastellanoart Website: MANVSWHEEL.com

AGE GROUP: | General |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits/Displays |

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Argenta Public Library

Phone: 501-687-1061

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 Closed
Sun, Apr 28 Closed

About the branch

This is the secondary branch of the William F. Laman Public Library located in the heart of the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 22, All day
William F. Laman Public Library - Children's Area
Got the creative bug? Themed craft kits will be available in Laman Kids all day! Make them here or take them home- the choice is yours!

Mon, Apr 22, All day
William F. Laman Public Library - 2nd Floor Rotunda
All Ages. Join us each Monday in creating a craft in the studio.

Mon, Apr 22, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Gallery
This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, April 19, 2024 thru Friday, May 10, 2024.

Mon, Apr 22, 9:00am - 7:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Exhibit Hall
Mid-Southern Watercolorist are once again sharing their talents with us. This is the 54th Annual Juried Exhibition. Come enjoy the display and see some of the best watercolor art works.

Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Event Space
Celebrate Earth Day with an intro to our seed library, DIY seed bombs and bird feeders, and free seedlings!

Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Children's Area
Join us for Baby Storytime! Storytime is the perfect time to listen, learn, sing, dance, and play together.

Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Argenta Public Library
Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.

Mon, Apr 22, 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Argenta Public Library
Stop by the Argenta Branch each Monday at noon (12:00 p.m.) for a free showing of a recent blockbuster film. You bring your passion for cinema, we will bring the refreshments!

Mon, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROVER
Your favorite neighborhood library now comes to you! Come checkout books and movies, use a computer, craft, and hang out on Rover!

Mon, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Argenta Public Library
Learn and practice meditation in a relaxed atmosphere at the Argenta Library. All are welcome.

Mon, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Event Space
Celebrate Earth Day with an intro to our seed library, DIY seed bombs and bird feeders, and free seedlings!

Mon, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
William F. Laman Public Library
Let’s relax with some lo-fi music, drink lemonade, and color some rad coloring sheets.

Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Children's Area
Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.

Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Lecture Hall
Come have some popcorn and watch a fascinating drama with a showing of Apollo 13 on our big screen!

Mon, Apr 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Argenta Public Library
Join us every Monday at 4:30 p.m. for free yoga sessions provided by Ruby!

Mon, Apr 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Teen Center
Any time she leaves the Loft, y'all start asking - so this time, you'll have to go find her yourself. Prizes for the winners!

Mon, Apr 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Maker Space
Learn a fun way to recycle scraps into beautiful handmade paper that will bloom into inviting wildflowers.