Luna Parc, Three Decades of a Grand Work in Progress with Ricky Boscarino
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3:45pm
As an artist of many media, Ricky Boscarino finds it nearly impossible to focus on just one. However, his favorite media are ceramic and cement. Mosaic tile and ceramics play a huge role in both the interior and exterior of Luna Parc’s aesthetic. Ricky will share the current iteration of the visionary environment, home, and museum which he calls the museum of the New Alchemy, currently nearly 5000 square feet. The grounds are dotted with scores of cement sculptures that sprawl over 8 acres in a dense forest of Northwestern New Jersey. He will present his philosophy and Luna Parc’s history from the concept, construction, obstacles and the formulation of a non-profit. He will discuss his outlook as an artist and how he has integrated art into his everyday life while supporting all of this strictly 100% with sales of his artwork. A Q&A period will follow.
Ricky Boscarino has been creating whimsical work since his youth. Being born into an artistic family which traces roots back to the time of the Medici in Italy, he has continued the tradition of art and craftsmanship. Boscarino is a multi-media artist working a variety of medium including ceramic, metal, glass, mosaic, painting wood and cement. His great work in progress is his home in North Western New Jersey which he calls Luna Parc-now in its 30th year. Luna Parc is a museum of art, artifacts, and oddities while the 8.5 acres is a sculpture park with many concrete and mosaic sculpture. In 2015 Ricky and a group of friends and family members founded The Luna Parc Atelier Foundation Inc, a 501C3 non-profit dedicated to teaching and reviving hand skills for artistic youth and teaching young artists how to sustain themselves with their art. LunaParc.com