The opening is a contemporary art installation by Bob Mueller and Steve Sabol that includes paintings, collages, and mixed media pieces depicting renowned athletes, sports themes, and all things “manly.” In addition to works of athletes from football and other sports, Mr. Mueller will be presenting new works of the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees.
Bob Mueller – A life long Chicago Bears fan, Bob, the TOUGH GUY ARTIST awakened his long dormant artist within – then set out to rediscover himself through his boyhood hero, Dick Butkus. Steve Sabol captured this story in the 2008 EMMY AWARD winning NFL Films “FINDING YOUR BUTKUS”. Since the feature, his art has quickly become sought after by both players and fans. He blends the raw vibrance of football with the deep emotion that it takes to play the game. With the liberal use of color and mediums, Mueller’s work explodes off the canvas with movement and enthusiasm. There’s nothing subtle about football or this artist. His ultimate passion is for the players of the 1960′s and 70′s so creating THE NFL FILMS TOP 10/100 with Steve was a dream come true. Mueller’s NFL FILMS Top 10/100 Collection will be displayed, as well as portraits of the 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees.
Steve Sabol – Steve, the President of NFL Films is easily the most honored sports film maker in history with over 35 EMMY AWARDS to his name. What you probably didn’t know is that he is an accomplished artist with a passion and style as unique his NFL Films. His art collection, THE GUTS AND THE GLORY OF FOOTBALL brings his love of history, nostalgia and the grit of NFL Football together in his hand made collages and art work. His eye for detail and cinematic sense of drama and color make his work visually stunning and intellectually interesting. This event is personally special for Steve, in that his father Ed Sabol is one of the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees.
We hope to see you there on Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 5pm at Cyrus Custom Framing and Art Gallery to open this exciting new exhibition.
Light hors d’oeuvres, wine, coffee, and desserts will be served from locally owned Appletree Prepared Cuisine, Carpe’ Diem Coffee House, Joe Pileggi’s Catering, Avenue Wine Shop, and Eat Me Sweets.
For more information please contact the gallery at 330-452-9787 or visit http://www.cyruscustom.com or https://sites.google.com/site/findingyourbutkus/steve-sabol-bob-mueller-art-show.