This year for the Cummer Ball nine local artists have reinterpreted sections of Winslow Homer’s ‘White Rowboat’. This iconic piece is a very treasured work in the the Museum’s permanent collection. The pieces will be up for auction the evening of the event (April 25th). These artists have generously donated their time to the Museum to make this idea come to life we are excited to share a little about each of these extremely talented artists with you.
The artist we are choosing to highlight first is the one that got his piece turned in first out of the nine! We are happy to introduce you to Thony Aiuppy. He holds an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a BFA in Painting/Drawing from the University of North Florida. He is a practicing visual artist, an art educator, and a contributing writer for the blog Metro Jacksonville. He lives in the historic Springfield neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and three children.
Enjoy this sneak peek of Thony’s contribution. He chose a brighter, more vivid color palate for his interpretation. The palm trees are layered with thick paint that makes the image pop right off the work. You can almost feel the wind blowing the fronds on the shore.
We are so excited to have him on board for this project. To see more of his work visit his website. He was also recently featured in an article from the Florida Times Union. Thank you Thony for your work on this piece and for your continued contribution to the arts community in Jacksonville!