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Elverhoj Museum of History & Art Announces Danish by Design The Art and Inspiration of Rick James Marzullo

The Elverhoj Museum of History & Art presents Danish by Design The Art and Inspiration of Rick James Marzullo, opening July 31 in the Museum Gallery.

This Santa Ynez Valley artist is best known for his intricate papercuttings and has works in collections all over the world. His sought-after cuttings are primarily in the Danish Folk traditions. Yet many dont know that he also works in a number of other art mediums, and that he has designed for other artisans.

The exhibit will include Rick’s paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolors; papercuttings; ceramics; and design work for projects in stained glass, wrought iron, Danish folk costumes, and traditional Danish handwork and decorative arts.

In Danish the word by means “town.” In a word play in translation, “Danish by Design” can also be interpreted as “Danish town design.”

Rick has been fortunate enough to have worked with and along side of many of Solvang’s artisans who have instilled in him a deep respect for Denmark’s traditional folk arts and crafts.

“I am inspired by artisans who have spent their lifetimes keeping folk art alive and finding ways to inform and share the past with the present,” says Rick. “Many dedicated artisans and artists have made Solvang the gem it is today, making the outside reflect the inside enlightenment fostered by its founders and early pioneer families.”

Image: Rick James Marzullo, Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
1624 Elverhoy Way
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone (805) 686-1211
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