Wentworth Gallery will be presenting two art exhibitions by legendary drummer and artist Michael Cartellone. The Skynyrd skinsman will make two special back-to-back appearances at the Wentworth Galleries in Short Hills, NJ and King of Prussia, PA on June 5 & 6, 2010. The exhibitions will include acrylic paintings and drum-heads, along with limited edition artwork, all for purchase. Guests will have the opportunity to see Mr. Cartellone on both days.

Special Appearances by Michael Cartellone:

Saturday, June 5: 4 pm -7 pm

Wentworth Gallery: The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ

Sunday, June 6: 1 pm – 4 pm

Wentworth Gallery: The Court at King of Prussia, 690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA

Cartellone attended the Cleveland Institute of Art at the age of four, with his focus set on the Visual Arts. Indeed, Michael intended a career in Visual Arts for the next five years, until he began drumming at the age of nine. He completely threw himself into drumming, playing his first professional gig at a bar at the age of eleven, although he never stopped painting. Cartellone continued studying both drumming and painting simultaneously throughout his grade school and high school years. By the time he graduated high school, Cartellone was performing four nights a week, earning his living as a musician; yet at the same time, he had begun selling his paintings. As Cartellone explains it, "music and art have always been two halves of a whole."

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