Saturday, May 17, 2014

Artist Vito Bonanno's Solo Exhibition and Indiegogo Launch Party on May 24, 2014

We invite you to become part of a cultural awareness campaign featuring renowned artist Vito Bonanno, an artist with Autism who is spreading the word through his work that Autism is a magical gift of secret resources of creativity and inspiration. The event is called TRUCK'N WITH VITO! and is launching on Saturday, May 24th at the exclusive Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York's East Village, located at 317 East 9th Street. The gallery is known for its rare shows of extreme talent and is bringing Bonanno's art showcase and cultural awareness project into the limelight. Umbrella Arts is a place of discovery, movement and change and they are committed to keeping the artistic spirit alive in the community.

The exhibition will kick-off on May 24th at Umbrella Arts Gallery and Bonanno's mobile project TRUCK'N WITH VITO! will travel on wheels to be seen all over Manhattan and Brooklyn at Bushwick Open Studios, The Howl FestivalThe Dumbo Arts Festival and in New York's East Village. The exhibition is taking place from May 24th through July 31, 2014 - the opening reception at Umbrella Arts on May 24th will showcase small, intimate paintings that Vito Bonanno made on the road and in his New Haven, Connecticut art studio. View the fundraising campaign here: - we invite the public to join the movement and help to continue TRUCK'N WITH VITO! going and spreading the word about Autism and artistic talent.

Vito Bonanno is known for his innovative style of street art merged with images that are inspired by his Autism. Since 2010, the artist has exhibited widely throughout New York, Connecticut, Chicago, Miami and the Hamptons. His work has received huge public recognition and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors given by creative institutions throughout the Northeast. Bonanno is a role model for other artists with Autism who see the world in a unique and often unfiltered way, and who want to share their vision with us.

During this traveling exhibition, the Artmobile will make stops at Fountain GalleryLAND Gallery, the Bushwick Open Studios, and the HOWL Festival in Tompkins Square Park. Additional stops in the Summer of 2014 include the SoNo Arts Festival in Norwalk, CT. In the Fall, Bonanno will visit the DUMBO Arts Festival, the IAM Festival, OpSail, Envision Fest, LAMP, the SOFA Fair, and The Wynwood Arts District where he will be joining us during Art Basel Miami Beach this December, as well as METRO Curates in January 2015. 

TRUCK'N WITH VITO! is a beacon of light and inspiration to those on and off the spectrum and will promote the potential of the untapped creative and productive lives that might never have had a chance to be realized unless the public, business community and our society leaders change the way they perceive these artists as cultural contributors and advocate for accessible resources in the local governments and beyond.

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