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Dylan Metrano's Monhegan Island Papercuttings on Display at Carry Out Cafe
Metrano cuts and layers portraits, animals, and architecture from colorful paper. "We are glad to showcase Dylan's art again," said Paula Simpson, owner of Carry Out Cafe and Catering. "He was one of the first artists we exhibited when we started our gallery wall years ago and remains one of our favorites. It's hard to imagine the detailed process behind his artwork, which looks deceptively simple and beautiful," she added.
Metrano currently lives on Monhegan, which is located about 10 miles off the coast of Maine. While many people visit the rocky island in the summer, there are only about 65 residents year-round. It has been a haven for artists who appreciate its isolation, wild beauty, and its unhurried pace. Metrano is inspired by a landscape trapped in time and he carefully renders its centuries‐old buildings and migratory birds in his meticulously cut paper.
The artist grew up in Newburyport, MA, where he was an active member of the theater and music communities. Metrano co-founded the annual Free Art Show, which gives away hundreds of art pieces in boxes located throughout Newburyport and beyond each December. He also plays in the bands Tiger Saw and Cape Snow.
In February 2016, Scholastic published "Every Day Birds," a children's book which Metrano illustrated with his papercuttings. His artwork also graces the cover of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Guide by Joel Brown.
Metrano's work has been shown at the Newburyport Art Association, the Rockport Art Association, The Lupine Gallery (Monhegan, ME), Archipelago (Rockland, ME), Nahcotta (Portsmouth, NH), and many other galleries. For more information, please visit http://www.dylanmetrano.com.
All of the artwork at Carry Out Cafe is available for purchase. Contact Julie Cook at 978-317-2030 for pricing and information.
About Carry Out Cafe & Catering
Located at 155 State Street in Newburyport, MA, Carry Out Cafe & Catering offers soups, sandwiches, daily specials and freshly prepared packaged meals-to-go. The comfortable cafe features artwork by local artists. Carry Out Cafe also provides boutique catering for corporate conferences, weddings, funerals, special events, parties, fundraisers, and other functions. With an extensive menu, helpful staff, and unparalleled attention to detail, Carry Out Cafe & Catering will make your next meal or event one to remember! http://www.carryoutcafe.com