Opening Reception: Friday, September 13 from 7pm to 9pm
Closing Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, November 17th, 5pm
John D. Antone is a native of Washington, DC. He is an artist known internationally for his bronze sculptures. His debut as a professional artist began immediately after graduate school with an invitation for a solo exhibition in Venezuela thanks to efforts of his earliest collectors; a family originally from Cuba that resettled in Washington, DC and Maracaibo after fleeing Fidel Castro’s regime. In 2017, the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) renewed Antone’s ties to Latin American culture by inviting a solo exhibition of his sculpture which in turn led to his art work being included into the permanent collection of the AMA endorsed by AMA Director, Pablo Zuniga.
Mr. Antone was the first American artist in the 35 year history of cultural programs at the EU Commission’s headquarters in Brussels, to be invited to have an exhibition. He received a Fulbright from the US Department of State for his exhibition at the EU. Currently Mr. Antone is represented in Europe by Galerie Crouzet-Girard based in Paris and Atelje Galerija in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His long connection with Slovenia started when he received an CEC ArtsLink Fellowship for an art project to encourage mutual understanding between the USA and former Communist countries. Recently the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, honored Mr. Antone by presenting an exhibition of his sculpture in celebration of Slovene culture.
Interviews & Lectures: Euros News Television has interviewed Mr. Antone concerning his view on American Culture & Politics. In the USA his art work has been seen nationally on CBS and PBS Television networks. Various magazines and newspapers in Europe, America and also India have published articles on Mr. Antone’s work. During 2016 the Indian Council for Cultural Relations awarded Mr. Antone a fellowship to meet artists in India and present a lecture at the National Museum of Modern Art in New Delhi.
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