Center Gallery, Main Level:
CREATIVITY – THE ESSENCE OF LIFE: JEFFREY ROSENTHAL
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal is an international artist who has exhibited in France, Manhattan, Fairfield University, Westport, Stamford, and the Discovery Museum in Connecticut.
Dr. Rosenthal was the premier artist to exhibit his paintings and photographs at the Discovery Museum. His talents are diverse; he sculpts in stone, metal, and wood, and is an innovative painter, visually expressive photographer, eclectic poet, and imaginative writer of children’s books. He is an accomplished plastic surgeon who has lectured internationally. His combination of art and cosmetic surgery has been discussed in all media formats. Dr. Rosenthal is the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital and a Plastic Society Board Member. He resides in Fairfield, Connecticut and practices cosmetic surgery in Fairfield and Greenwich, as well as in New York.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELLIOT SEVERN
Spaceflight and aviation photojournalist, Elliot Severn specializes in remote launch photography, using
automated camera systems to capture the excitement of space exploration from inaccessible and hazardous vantage points. Photo assignments have brought him to NASA launch facilities, on board Black Hawk helicopters, and on high speed rides in race cars.
Elliot is an Educator for STEM Learning Programs at the Discovery Museum and is a contributor to AmericaSpace, Aviation Photography Digest, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio.
SUNSET SCIENCE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL FLORIO
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.
GREY SCALE: BY JOSEPH TOMASELLI
Joe’s art is characterized by whimsical iconic imagery and bright colors that are mixed with grungy and graffiti aesthetics. Growing up, he focused on drawing solely in black and white, and shunned the use of color. As his work progressed, Joe was drawn to vibrant paints and experimentation with the color spectrum.
Living in cities has heavily influenced Joe’s work, particularly wandering the streets of NYC, where he was influenced by the rebellious excitement that embodies the city. The subway graffiti, rusted beams, and ornate architecture that he found in those wanderings inspired the work you see. His goal: to create art that has never been made, and work that sets a unique tone wherever you might encounter it.
Joseph is 24 year old and from Orange CT. His influences include the creative arts including everything from tattoos, fashion, music, pop culture and cinematography. He has been drawing since the day he could pick up a pencil and hasn’t stopped since. Although he graduated from Western New England University with a degree in management he quickly found he had alternative plans.