You’ve seen his distinctive illustrations in the Journal News: Now artist Christopher Brown’s work is on exhibit at the Rotunda Gallery in New Rochelle City Hall through June 28th. The New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA), which manages the Rotunda Gallery, will host a reception for the exhibit on Tuesday, June 12th from 6 to 8 pm with refreshments provided by Dinner in Hand. Chris will sing selections from his brand new CD, "Characterist," accompanied by Peter Calo on guitar. The Rotunda Gallery is located on the first floor of New Rochelle’s City Hall at 515 North Avenue. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm. For additional information visit www.newrochellearts.org.
Born and raised in Pelham, Chris Brown’s love of music started early: His father, a businessman and illustrator, loved to play folk songs on his guitar, and his mother helped run Bing Crosby’s fan club (in fact, Der Bingle is Brown’s godfather!) Today Christopher Brown is both an artist and a musician, creating striking illustrations of people you know and writing equally vivid songs about people you think you know. The Rotunda Gallery show features Brown’s depictions of favorite Yankees and Mets, as well as such diverse characters as Mark Twain and Neil Young, Bernadette Peters and cast members from The Sopranos, and many others. (The illustrations will be available for sale.)