Being inspired is the source of how anyone creative begins their journey into the arts. Whether it is from their first introduction to an art museum or the first note of a concerto. Inspiration into the arts is a beautiful thing.

“My source of inspiration is diverse. I find inspiration in the simple and complex design in nature, from the veins in a leaf to an aerial view of a river delta. From artists who invite us to see the world in new ways. From the human experience expressed in the brilliant literary treasures of Victor Hugo and the fantastic imagery of H.G. Wells. From great western and eastern personalities and histories and a special interest of our Native Americans who had a rich and wonderful culture we nearly destroyed, “ states Justin Deister.

 

Justin Deister's Found Object Painted Violin for upcoming Fundraiser

Justin Deister’s Found Object Painted Violin for upcoming Fundraiser

 

Justin’s art is a collection of found objects innovatively “joining and fastening objects that were never meant to be in the same room together.”

“My background is in corporate communications. I have a BFA and MFA in graphic design, but I have always loved the form and function of our created world of objects that once served a purpose,” states Justin. “When our precious things wear out and outlive their usefulness we discard them. We no longer have use for old electronics, machine parts, old cameras, toasters and teapots. I’ve found that I enjoy repurposing them, allowing them to tell us a story.”

“In graduate school I learned to appreciate the abstract and unspoken, the missing and ambiguous, the subjective, the storytelling of what is left in and left out of art,” smiles Justin. “I appreciate my professors who opened the world of design to me in all its fascinating aspects. I love the elegance of Brancusi who may have informed my aesthetic more than anyone. I love the raw spiritual power of Rodin as well as the reductive form of Modigliani and the decorative fun of “Steampunk”.

 

“I was honored to be asked to create a piece for the 10th Anniversary of the Painted Violin. From the organization I received an old violin to pretty much do whatever I wanted. I knew right away I wanted to create a piece that preserved the dignity of the instrument while suggesting its history and story of the artists who made it make music. Even though I didn’t plan on painting, they were open to my found object treatment,” states Justin.

 

Fernando Torre - Painted Violin front view

Fernando Torre – Painted Violin front view

Justin is one of a total 19 artists asked to re-create their style upon a violin to be auctioned off for the future education of Denver youth into the cultural arts. Justin Deister’s work is also the featured piece on the front of the brochure.

 

The Painted Violin 10th Annual Opening is October 13th, 2013  first Opening concert at 2:30 p.m., immediately to follow is the 10th Painted Violin Opening at approximately 5:00 p.m. at the Rialto Cafe, lower level, 934 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Visit websites   www.dyao.org or www.paintedviolin.com or phone 303-433-2420 Ext. 300 for more information and ticket prices.

 

 

“The Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Denver Symphony Orchestra. DYAO performs in the Boettcher Concert Hall (home of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra) in the heart of Denver’s city center. DYAO’s mission is to provide the finest possible youth orchestra programs, inspiring and educating young musicians through the performance of great works of music and offering valuable cultural opportunities to the community.”

 

Fernando Torre - Painted Violin backside

Fernando Torre – Painted Violin backside

 

The Painted Violin Fundraiser is one way that the DYAO is combining cultural musical arts and the visual arts to the success of both artistic worlds.  Please stay tuned for our final chapter next Friday. Be a collector and support the arts in whatever fashion is presented.

 

To learn more about Justin Deister please visit www.JustinDeister.com.

To learn more about Fernando Torre you may visit www.TorreWoodStudio.com or email him directly at fertorre@comcast.net

The Painted Violin 10th Annual Opening is October 13th, 2013  first Opening concert at 2:30 p.m., immediately to follow is the 10th Painted Violin Opening at approximately 5:00 p.m. at the Rialto Cafe, lower level, 934 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Visit websites   www.dyao.org or www.paintedviolin.com or phone 303-433-2420 Ext. 300 for more information and ticket prices.

 

 

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