Internationally collected artist David Schor, who has his studio in Palmetto Bay, has completed the first of a series of paintings commissioned by Ariel Rodriguez, owner of Pasta Del Giorno Restaurant, located at 8739 SW 136 St., across from The Falls Shopping Center.
The series, titled “Everybody Eats at Pasta Del Giorno!” will consist of a number of original paintings created by Schor, who is well known for his paintings for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami Children’s Hospital, the Rotary and the YMCA of the USA, all of which have also been published as limited editions.
Unveiled recently at Pasta Del Giorno, Everybody Eats at Pasta Del Giorno No. 1 — Tony Soprano by Schor, shows Tony Soprano being served by another of the show’s characters, Arty Bucco. His wife, Carmella is across the table from Tony.
“I am very excited to have been able to interest David Schor in painting a series of famous characters eating at our new restaurant,” Rodriguez said. “All original paintings will be on permanent exhibition at Pasta Del Giorno and the public is invited to eat and enjoy the first of this series.”
“Ariel and his staff have made Pasta Del Giorno a very different experience,” Schor said.
“My wife, Olga, and I spend a great deal of time on location in Italy every year creating paintings for clients, and Pasta Del Giorno has the exuberant atmosphere of an intimate restaurant in Italy.”
The concept for the series evolved as a result of discussions between the two men.
“I have always felt that the best paintings are the result of a joining of the creative efforts of my clients and myself. This series evolved when Ariel and I discussed who should be depicted in one painting. As soon as the theme for ‘Everybody Eats at Pasta Del Giorno — Tony Soprano’ surfaced, the series was born,” Schor said.
Diners can look forward to at least five paintings in the series.
For more information about the Artist, visit www.DavidSchor.com or call 786- 443-3705.
To contact Pasta Del Giorno, call 305- 969-0075.