Art @ Discovery

Local artists add color to our spaces, and we are happy to let tremendous local talent shine. Below are details on current exhibitions on display. To learn more or for info on submissions, call 203.372.3521 ext. 127.

Current Exhibitions

Art Mezzanine, Upper Floor:

galullopaintingBold and colorful works of Milford artist Michael Galullo will adorn the Art Mezzanine from December 1 through mid-Winter. With a nod to the 1960’s and ‘70’s when strong color was everywhere and displayed in bold design, Galullo portrays his belief that “color changes everything” via brush and canvas. “I’m challenged by how to present strong color in a way that invites the viewer closer. It can create surface tension and ambiguity between foreground and background. Can I create color that carries a narrative?”

Active in area art endeavors for years, Galullo explains, “My art is founded in my respect of line, shape and color. How a line forms a shape and how that shape then becomes a vessel. How a line obscures a shape. How can line and shape blur the distinction between two and three-dimensional space?”

michael-galulloA teacher at the Cider Mill School in Wilton, Galullo received his bachelor of fine arts from the University of Connecticut in 1981 with a major in printmaking, and then earned his teaching license through Southern Connecticut State University’s teacher certification program. He received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University in 2001 and taught art at East Hampton Middle School before moving over to Cider Mill School in 1998.

Michael lives with his wife Sara in Milford, Connecticut. “Times and tastes change, but the combination of line, shape, and color preoccupies me to this day.”

In the Discovery Museum Lobby:

Connecticut native Michael Florio has a huge passion for photography, art, science and technology. His love of these subjects has brought him through a rabbit hole of wonder and amazement. His desire to share the incredible aspects of our universe with others is captured through a dynamic study of sunsets and the fascinating reasons why we experience the glorious colors in a twilight sky.

He wishes to reignite the imagination in adults and inspire young people, whether it is through the art of photography, exploring the cosmos through a telescope, or creating an at-home science project.

In the Discovery Museum Garden:

Sonny Cardinali and Mike Galullo are two local artists who work together to create kinetic sculpture. Currently they have three pieces from their collection on display in the garden at Discovery Museum. Sonny is a self-taught artist and welder, who got his start welding together pieces in the workshop. Using discarded metal, car parts, motorcycle parts, and household items, he began to create work that catches the wind and moves.

TwistingSteelMike is a local artist and seasoned educator who paints and finishes these kinetic sculpture pieces. His aesthetic is informed by both his work in education and by modern art.

These lighthearted pieces move with the wind, and have been featured in newspapers and magazines throughout Connecticut. More information on Sonny and Mike’s work can be found online at