Art Walk - November

November 5, 2021  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

First Friday Art Walk

"From Billboards to Bainbridge..." with Joanne Onorato

Please join us for the November First Friday Art Walk reception at the Library for the exhibit by Joanne Onorato. This exhibit "From Billboards to Bainbridge..." covers a personal journey.  In her words, "Uncle Mio brought me to a billboard shop in Maspeth, Queens. It was Foster & Kleizer. I was about 12 years old. He told me, 'You're gunna be a billboard painter some day.' The idea stuck, though I was resistant because it was 'commercial art.' 5 years of college, boat building School, Art Students League, NYC, Santa Monica College, and photo realism school through the Billboard union…  I am my big loving New York Italian family. I am their stories. I am the world of food, places, forests, organic gardens, politics, feminism, an advocate for clean air and energy – a Bainbridge Islander."

Joanne Onorato

Joanne Onorato, New York native living on Bainbridge Island for the last 26 years, started painting in oils as a one-year-old drawing on walls with her mother’s lipstick. 

A departure from her diverse commercial-0art background, Joanne currently incorporates her intuitive experience of this world of this world into a contemporary expression combining realism and impressionism and abstraction. 

Joanne continues to take workshops at Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island as it gives her the ability to expand and network with artistes from all over the U.S. and the world. Her work is both exhibited throughout the country and sold as private commissions.   •