Local artist Carl Schlott will be bringing his original artwork to Mulberry Art Studios for an exhibition entitled Something Different during the month of June in the Mulberry Room. The public is invited to meet the artist at a First Friday Opening Reception on June 1st from 5pm until 8pm. Mulberry Art Studios, which is located in downtown Lancaster at 19-21 North Mulberry Street, holds regular gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm.
Carl Schlott comes from a family of artists. His grandfather was from Northern Italy and made furniture while his mother designs and paints as well as creating beautiful hand-knitted sweaters. Carl has lived all over the United States. He lived in Northern Maine and two and a half years in a cabin 45 miles up the Yukon River from Ruby, Alaska. He has spent hours upon hours on the Long Island Sound along the Connecticut Long Island Sound. The time spent there is a major influence in his seabird and fish sculpture. These pieces capture both flight and swimming.
In 2001 he moved to Southern Lancaster County and fell in love with the “River Hills.” He began making unique tables and benches with a Frank Lloyd Wright influence. His paintings represent a series of modern and abstract. They are intense and colorful. One can feel the energy flowing from the canvas. There is nothing subtle about the pieces.
Carl continues to experiment with color and design. The piece that make up Something Different are a culmination of experiences and thoughts expressed in different mediums. He would like to thank his mentor and friend Christian David, whose support and guidance have been invaluable.