When you visit the office of Port Chester’s assistant school superintendent, you’re struck by two kinds of wall art. One is a big white board listing all the little pieces of state and federal funding that find their way into various school programs. The other is a collection of landscape paintings in luminous colors. The board reflects Frank Fanelli’s day job, and the paintings show the way he recuperates.
First, here’s one of the paintings:
And the grant-funding chart:
Fanelli is self-taught, and remembers being inspired to paint after seeing a Pizarro painting in his doctor’s office at the age of 5. “I stared and stared at that painting. I was just enthralled,” he said. The administrator is one of the local artists showing their work on Sunday at the ART10573 art show at Crawford Park. See here for the Journal News story.
See below for two more photos of Fanelli and his work.