The Society of Bluffton Artists

Anthony Collichio’s “What Dreams Are Made Of …” July 1-28

The SOBA featured artist exhibit will run from July 1-28 with an opening reception at 6 p.m. July 12

The Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery is excited to present the upcoming art exhibit and reception for the artist Anthony Collichio. Entitled “What Dreams Are Made Of …,” this exhibit showcases a unique exploration of Collichio’s surrealist and cubist creations, vividly representing the intersection of his dreams and reality.

The exhibit will take place from July 1-28 with an opening reception at 6 p.m. July 12 at the SOBA Gallery, located in Old Town Bluffton. Please note that Anthony Collichio’s art exhibit, “What Dreams Are Made Of …,” contains content intended for mature audiences only. Some pieces may include themes or imagery that could be considered unsuitable for children. Viewer discretion is advised.

Anthony Collichio’s art is a profound journey into the depths of his subconscious, where dreams intertwine with reality. His process begins with a drawing that evolves into a vibrant canvas, filled with bold colors that echo the intensity of his dreams. This exhibit showcases the personal and intimate nature of his self-expression, allowing viewers to glimpse into his innermost thoughts and feelings.

Collichio’s passion for art was ignited at a very young age. He recalls being deeply inspired by his art teacher, Mr. Eades, who introduced him to the works of Salvatore Dali and Picasso during a sabbatical in Spain. This influence is evident in Collichio’s bold, dreamlike, and sometimes irrational paintings, which he describes as liberating.

“What Dreams Are Made Of …” is a testament to the originality and uniqueness of Collichio’s work, born from his vivid dreams and nightmares. His creative process is akin to assembling a puzzle, meticulously piecing together sketches to form a cohesive whole on canvas. In addition to his striking paintings, Collichio’s talents extend to sculpting, primarily in wood and bronze.

Now retired and residing in the “Lowcountry,” Collichio finds joy in an active arts community that fuels his passion. The upcoming exhibit at the SOBA Gallery promises to be an unforgettable experience, highlighting the depth and vibrancy of his work.

Join the SOBA Gallery  for the reception on July 12 at 6 p.m. to meet Anthony Collichio and celebrate his remarkable contributions to the art world. Light refreshments will be served, and guests will have the opportunity to engage with the artist about his inspirations and techniques.