Where have all the colors gone? New Art Exhibit At Sushi Blues Adds Flavor

I was eating my miso soup in Sushi Blues this past week and couldn’t help but think that something was missing. As I took my first bite of my Smokin AJ roll, it suddenly hit me … the colors that Sushi Blues is so well known for were missing from the walls! So, I put my detective skills to work, and this is what I found …The colors have been temporarily moved for an artist who will be making his Central New York debut. Michael A. Giordani III’s paintings and drawings will be on exhibit beginning for Parent’s Weekend (October 22) through November 21. Giordani’s works in the show (all 2004) are made using an ancient technique called encaustics: paintings with melted, pigmented wax. He discovered his love for this media while managing the department of fine art at Pearl Paint, New York City’s premier art store, catered to professional artists. The works presented at his exhibit will show Giordani’s responses to his memories; however, he is not simply retelling events as they occurred but is answering to the isolated emotional impressions that the events left behind. Giordani was born in the Bronx, but spent his childhood on Long Island. He first realized his love of art as a child. Since kindergarten and finger-painting, his sense of accomplishment came from his art classes; an A was great on a math test, but praise for artwork meant much more. When I asked him when he knew he wanted to become an artist he simply answered, “I just could never put the crayon down.” Since kindergarten, Giordani attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has been painting for himself for the past ten years has been painting. However, when Arthur Ramer, the co-owner of Sushi Blues, offered him his walls, Giordani couldn’t resist. Ramer was an art consultant in Manhattan before opening Sushi Blues with his wife in Hamilton. He told me, “Here is a young man whose work can only be described as expression with abstraction. He’s modern, yet accessible and new while respecting the old.” Michael A. Giordani is a young, artistic man whose works are strong, intimate and brilliantly composed – he will be sharing his vision of himself and his world. You don’t want to miss it, so grab your friends and head down the hill to not only enjoy the delicious foods, but to meet the artist and view his artwork on the walls of Sushi Blues!Sushi Blues is located on 18 Broad Street. Lunch hours are Thursday through Sunday noon to 2 p.m. and dinner hours are Monday through Thursday 5-9p.m., Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m., and Sunday 5-8 p.m.. For reservations call 315-825-0225.