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Michael Speaks on Activism & The Arts

February 14th, 2015

Activism & Arts photo

Come join Michael at Worcester State University on Friday, April 17, 2015 for “A NIght of Activism and the Arts” where he will exhibit some of his best known paintings and speak about the impact art can have on social movements. This event is free and open to the public.

“Documented” Film NYC Screening

June 17th, 2014
Sharing a laugh with Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who bravely risked deportation by outing himself as an undocumented American. The event was Welcome US's NYC film screening of his new film "DOCUMENTED" which premieres on CNN on June 29th.

Sharing a laugh with Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who bravely risked deportation by outing himself as an undocumented American. The event was Welcome US’s NYC film screening of his new film “DOCUMENTED” which premieres on CNN on June 29th.

Gun Control & the Art of Michael D’Antuono

February 28th, 2014

I was honored to speak and display my gun control paintings yesterday at the Mom’s Demand Action event at the Towne Crier. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary performed. I only wish Pete Seeger were alive to perform as he had planned.

Pete Seeger Visit

December 10th, 2013

I had the great fortune to visit with the legendary folk singer, activist, and environmentalist, Pete Seeger at his cabin overlooking the Hudson River. We discussed my art, his art, how the arts can influence sociopolitical conditions and the pushback one gets when one creates controversial art. Pete even sang a bit and shared his muffins with me. All in all, a day I will always cherish. – Michael D’Antuono

Pete Seeger and Michael D'Antuono

Sharing muffins with Pete Seeger. It doesn’t get better than this.

Pete Seeger and Michael D'Antuono

Pete showing Michael some of his political drawings.

Pete Seeger Signing Portrait

p.s. A couple of days after my visit, Pete came by and graciously inscribed the frame of my portrait of him.

The Newtown Project: A Call To Arms

May 18th, 2013

Reopening at:
The First Congregational United Church of Christ,
945 G Street, NW Washington, DC
Exhibition Dates: April 5th -May 19, 2013
Re-Opening Reception: April 5th

Petroleum Paradox

May 17th, 2013

A group exhibition that stir emotions, discussion and debate about our petroleum-dependent world; global warming and the power of big oil companies to control governments.

Exhibition Dates: April 6, 2013 to May 18, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday April 14 12-4 pm
Venue: Narrows Art Center 16 Anawan St. Fall River, MA (508) 324-1926

This opening was a lot of fun with some great pieces and interesting guests including former Congressman and political commentator Harold Ford Jr. and 60 minutes’ Jimmy Tingle. I have six pieces in this show.

Congressman Ford and I discussing my painting of his friend President Obama "what I meant was"

Congressman Ford and I discussing my painting of his friend President Obama “what I meant was”