Speaking along with Marc Fasanella will be IPS Associate Fellow and veteran social justice and labor organizer, Ron Carver.
Ralph Fasanella: Images of Optimism showcases nearly seventy of Fasanella’s vibrant images of social conscience. An essay by Leslie Umberger articulates Fasanella’s life of action and the deep-seated drive behind his work, and Marc Fasanella offers personal perspectives on this artist of the people.
Marc Fasanella has been a professor of art, architecture, and design for thirty years. He has curated exhibitions featuring notable artists George Rickey, Moses Soyer, Robert Gwathmey, David Burliuk, James McMullan, Richard Mayhew, and Milton Glaser, as well as his father, about whom he has written and lectured extensively.
“In brash, brightly colored paintings informed by van Gogh and Diego Rivera, Fasanella lifted his voice against McCarthyism, wage slavery, and racism.” —Publishers Weekly
In addition to a book signing with Marc, free posters of Ralph Fasanella paintings will be given away to all those who attend.