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October 1, 2014

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Old Friends, acrylic on paper, 5” x 7”
In this exhibit many of Al Tacconelli’s symbolic images represent past memories that have become like “old friends.”  He says, “Old Friends painting reveals the pitcher as subject and more importantly, as an entity, a human being – alone or with others, their dialogue.  Much of my art focuses on attempts at communication represented by strings of pennants, unwinding scrolls and banners, vases, numerals, watermelon slices, Moroccan windows with blue, wrought iron grills, etc.”  He hopes that the viewer will “pause, ponder these paintings, allow yourself to discover friends waiting in your private world.”

Al Tacconelli has been a generous supporter of the Passaic County Community College Contemporary Art Collection.  He has donated over 60 works of art from his personal collection, including 19th century woodblock prints by Japanese master artists, Hiroshige and Hokusai, as well as many of his own works and original prints by other contemporary artists.

An artist and poet, Tacconelli’s new book, Perhaps Fly – Selected Poems, has just been published.