The Many Faces of Philip Burke

Carriage Barn Arts Center

Jan. 31, 2013, 06:30 pm

681 South Avenue

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, internationally renowned artist, Philip Burke will present a slide show using a varied selection of his work including published, private commission and personal. Burke will discuss what goes into the execution of his work, both technically and philosophically.

For over 25 years Philip Burke has been capturing the minds and hearts of rock and roll and movie fans, sports enthusiasts, politicos and the general public. Burke’s signature use of vivid colors, sparing brushstrokes and sharp lines has catapulted him as one of the leading artists in contemporary expressionist art. His work has been featured in major publications such as Vanity Fair, The “New” New Yorker, and Rolling Stone magazine, where he was the featured artist for seven years.

While Burke may be comfortable covering a wide range of subjects, perhaps he is best known for his ability to focus on the faces of single subjects. According to Burke, “A face, particular the eyes, is an expression of the soul”. And among his portraits of celebrity and newsworthy personalities, his highest energy and vibrancy seems to converge on his rock and roll and political paintings and drawings.

“The Many Faces of Philip Burke” will kick off the Winter/ Spring 2013 Lecture series hosted at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park. The event is scheduled to begin with a wine reception at 6:30pm followed by a lively presentation and talk by Philip Burke. Tickets are $10 per person for members of the Carriage Barn Arts Center and $15 per person for non-members. Reservations are recommended.

The Carriage Barn Arts Center resides in Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the home to the New Canaan Society for the Arts. The Carriage Barn Arts Center works to connect the community with the arts and as such curates and produces art shows from September through May each year. A complete schedule of events and more information on the history of the Carriage Barn and the New Canaan Society for the Arts may be found on the website

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