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The Commissionat 
Colarusso's Coal Fired Pizza


We are excited to work with Carlo on this project. His work reflects the intrinsic beauty of a community shaped by its industrial roots. We are looking forward to celebrating not just his talent as an artist, but also the spirit of our region. Local art is not just important, it's a testament to our identity and a source of pride for generations to come.

  -Stefanie Colarusso

The Colarussos approached me after seeing my work online, with a request to commission paintings for their restaurant. The restaurant's existing art collection focuses on Northeast Pennsylvania's industrial history, particularly its coal mining legacy. However, they sought new works highlighting the towns and cities that developed around this industry.

I was tasked with creating depictions of four street views selected from the many towns and boroughs of the Lackawanna Valley. The results are the four paintings displayed below; Pike St, Carbondale, Church St, Archbald, Lackawanna Ave, Olyphant, and Market St, Scranton. While each painting represents a real street they are not exact copies. Instead, I aim to capture the emotional impact of these places by painting what each street feels like at a certain time of day with specific weather conditions. 


The work is on permanent display at Colarusso's Coal Fired Pizza in Dickson City PA.  

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