Two years ago, Brazilian artist Guilherme Lepca was approached by the Danbury Museum & Historical Society to create a portrait of legendary African-American contralto and activist Marian Anderson, who lived in Danbury for nearly 50 years. That portrait now hangs in the museum, for which Lepca also designed a new logo.
On July 10, The Silo Art Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford exhibited his works along with 72 paintings created by local children during Goat Day.
Lepca is an artist-in-residence at Hunt Hill for the next few weeks. He is known internationally for works that mix collage and painting media such as acrylics and sprays. He has had solo exhibits in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and New York.
Lepca was invited to come to Hunt Hill by owner Alessandro Piovezahn. The two men have collaborated in the past on several artistic endeavors for the United Nations and have been working to develop a new visual identity for The Silo and Hunt Hill Farm.
“I’ve known his work for quite some time and it’s fascinating to see his creative process. He really does think outside the box,” Piovezahn said. Two of Lepca’s works now hang at Hunt Hill Farm.
After he leaves New Milford, Lepca will go on to London for business. He operates a design, animation and illustration studio that has created projects for Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Peugeot and Johnson & Johnson.
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