PRESS RELEASE Updated: 10/3/20 Robert Maniscalco
Cell 313-689-2993 Links to past editorial coverage Here are some recent/current items of interest, possible spring boards for feature stories:
Ongoing Exhibition of latest works at Art Mecca, Upper King’s coolest gallery. 427 King St, Charleston, Look for occasional Pop-up Painting Demonstrations.
Dedication of Hon. Marilyn Kelly’s portrait to the Michigan Supreme Court (Delayed due to Covid19), Lansing MI
VINCENT JOHN DOE Robert produced his a multi-media, multi-disciplinary play about Vincent Van Gogh, part of Piccolo Spoletto 2019 and 2018, including live original music and actual live painting as part of the dramatic, heart wrenching story. Performed in the beautiful new Canon Street Playhouse (2019) and City Gallery (2018).
LIVE STREAMING into hundreds of senior centers and learning centers, bringing real art instruction and creativity to people, where they live.
THE QUENCH PROJECT was inspired by Robert’s vision trip to Haiti in 2014. He has produced a body of paintings, published a full color book and created a 22 minute documentary, focused on desire and the absurdity of wealth inequality.
Starring in “Catania,”a feature film competing in Festivals Spring of 2014.
Rob’s late father, Joesph Maniscalco and he each have five portraits hanging in the halls of justice in Lansing, Michigan in the Michigan Supreme Court. Robert’s latest will be presented in 2014 (TBA) of the former Chief Justice, Marilyn Kelly.
Robert is an advocate for survivors of CSA and its prevention. In November 2010 he was part of two historic episodes on Oprah. One of the Oprah 200 male survirors. My story is all too common and I am committed to spreading the word about healing and prevention as a facilitator with D2L.org. Listen to his 2020 Appearance on NAASCA Podcast
Recently presented a series of six portraits for the MUSC Pathology and other Departments that is chronicling the careers of these cutting edge scientists and physicians. He is working on commissions of top donors for hospitals and Universities.
Former host of “Art Beat” on PBS in Detroit, a lively half-hour program, interviewing visual artists while they demonstrated their process. Was the highest rated local show on Detroit Public TV.
Former owner of an eponymous “Brick and Morter” Maniscalco Gallery in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (near Detroit).
Professional actor/singer in New York City for 8 years, completing acting training at Circle in the Square Theatre school in 1991. He continues his work in Charleston, having performed or directed in numerous productions.