ARTIST MICHAEL MADZO CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND WORK EVENT MARCH 10 AT LEIPER’S CREEK GALLERY
Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. (March 9, 2023) – Artist Michael Madzo, represented for more than a dozen years by Leiper’s Greek Gallery in Leiper’s Fork, died on March 2 at the age of 72.
The gallery will host a celebration of life benefit for Madzo, remembering Michael’s inspiring life, and offering the final pieces of his life’s work for sale. The event will take place 6-9 p.m. CST, March 10, with continued special showings of Michael’s art 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 11 and 12 at Leiper’s Creek Gallery, 4144 Old Hillsboro Rd., Franklin, TN 37064.
“Last week we lost our friend and artist, Michael Madzo,” gallery owner Lisa Fox, said. “Michael has been a vital part of our family for 12 years. He will be missed beyond words. It is our hope that in offering these last pieces, your purchases will help Michael’s wife Wendy, as she navigates life without him. He would be so grateful.”
Michael’s work will show through March 12. For those unable to attend, the works will be live and available to purchase online, Friday evening at 6 p.m. CST at leiperscreekgallery.com.
“When Michael came to visit or bring exciting new work, it was always a delightful experience. He made the world feel a little bit bigger, a little bit lighter, and a lot more magical,” Fox said. “Michael would not want us to be sad. Let’s gather, share stories, and enjoy celebrating this gifted man.”
Photo of Michael Madzo attached by Anthony Scarlati.
For more information, visit MichaelMadzoArt
About Michael Madzo’s Art, in his own words:
“The paintings are made with various pieces of paper materials, all beginning with a single form or color. The painted image evolves steadily, piece by piece, taking on its’ form and direction by the addition of each individual piece of paper or paint. I work on many paintings simultaneously both small and large and often find portions of a painting migrating to another work in progress. As the pieces of paper are laid down, acrylic paint is used to over-paint and cement the pieces in place. Varnish is laid on top of the paint and then the colored threads are sewn throughout the work with a sewing machine. All paintings are original. I have been working in this manner for more than 30 years, showing primarily in Leiper’s Fork, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Santa Fe and Mexico.”