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Artist in the Store: Michael Viafora



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Artist in the Store

Tuesday, May 14th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Artist in the Market 

Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Michael Viafora is an authentic automotive artist who has been drawing , painting, and designing and rebuilding automobiles since winning a Pinewood Derby design contest as a child in his native state of New York. Viafora graduated from Jacksonville University and has been an art instructor for the DCPS for a number of years.Using his automotive themed art he was selected as a featured billboard artist in the “Embracing Our Differences” exhibition in Sarasota Florida as well as locally winning the Jacksonville bookmark design contest. His automotive art graces the homes of many local car collectors.  Viafora states ” I use watercolor and acrylic to paint the automotive form with the same vigor as contemporary artists paint the human portrait and figure “

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