Walking through Joseph “Joe” Tanous’ Memorial Exhibition, A Lifetime in Art, visitors will travel from surrealist still lifes of bright oranges floating in abstracted ethereal spaces, to plump, Botero-esque figurative works of ladies at the beach. The common threads connecting this collection are humor, irony, and this art educator’s desire to impart knowledge, initiate thought, and inspire imagination—all within his joyful color palettes and uniquely playful realms.
Tanous once summarized, “I found bronze to be the most difficult medium to work in, ceramics the most fun, and painting the most intellectual. In my whole lifetime, I’ve never lost the joy of standing before my easel.”
An Artist Talk about Joseph Tanous will be presented by two of his children, Mark Tanous and Holly Micheletos, with CAA Artist Member Will Bullas serving as moderator. This event will take place at the Carmel Art Association on Sunday, August 13. beginning at 1:30pm. Free to the public, no reservations necessary.