Fruit, Faces and Flowers  
  July 26 - August 8, 2008  

Cove Gallery
15 Commercial Street
Wellfleet, MA
open daily 10-6


  Fruit, Faces and Flowers  
New Paintings at the Cove Gallery

Opening July 29, 2006

Afternoon with Children 1:00pm
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Evening with Adults

Cove Gallery
15 Commercial Street
Wellfleet, MA
open daily 10-6


White Paintings at the Cove Gallery

Opening July 31, 2004

click here for pictures from the exhibition



Paintings, Drawings
and Illustrations
by Tomie dePaola
and Art That He Has Collected



click here to launch a slide show of exhibition photographs

Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery
October 30 - December 10, 2003

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Thursday, October 30, 2003, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH 03257

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This fascinating and diverse exhibition presents artworks in a wide range of media, encompassing historical to contemporary and spanning a variety of cultures, a very personalized journey into the world of Tomie dePaola.

Notes on the exhibition by Tomie…

My good friend, and fellow artist, Martha Andrea, who teaches at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire (where I live) said to me, "It's time for us to have another show of your work." (I've had several shows at the Mugar Art Gallery of my non-book art.)

I had just been to Pittsburgh to speak for the Carnegie Library's "Black, White & Read All Over" lecture series. Amy Kellman, my hostess and friend, took me to the Andy Warhol Museum. A visit to the museum is in itself an incredible experience.

Warhol was not only a prolific and interesting artist, but he was an extraordinary collector of "stuff" as well.

It's only when I saw the variety of his own work and art and objects that he bought and owned did I get a true sense of the artist that Andy Warhol was.

That's when I got the idea that my show at Colby-Sawyer College should be TOMIE & HIS STUFF - because do I have A LOT OF STUFF!

So, this show will be a combination of paintings, drawings and book illustrations of my own that are in my personal collection; maybe some art that others (all friends, of course) have collected and some new art (if I get the sudden burst of artistic inspiration that is necessary to create new art), but also lots of my STUFF!

Art by others, beautiful ceramics, lots of images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, folk art - lots of folk art. Maybe even some tables set for breakfast, lunch and dinner (with my plates, napkins, etc).

I realize that this is not only going to be fun - the art faculty is coming to my house and studio to help "pick out" things - but I may even get a whole new look at some little thing which has sat on a shelf for years that I've noticed, but I haven't really looked at. I hope some of you will come and see this show. You'll get to know me better in the same way I got to know Andy Warhol better!

If you can't see the show, just try to imagine how much FUN this is going to be!

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