Gallery 505 Opening: "We Are Family" featuring the work of Dennis Shelton
Dennis Shelton is a long-time Bronx resident. He attended and graduated from the high school of Art and Design majoring in Package Design. Dennis completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in art, art education, and printmaking at Lehman College. Dennis taught art at John F. Kennedy High School for over 35 years. Also, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Education Department at Lehman College, teaching early childhood and elementary school teachers. The program’s objective was the incorporation of art and math into their existing curriculum.
He devoted himself to modeling the art process, through his artwork and his love of art. Dennis is responsible for multiple future artists and teachers. Officially retired from teaching in 2016, he has continued to produce artwork on a full-time basis.
Dennis has had solo shows at Gallery 18, Riverdale Yonkers Ethical Culture Center, and the Riverdale Senior Services Center. He won first and second place ribbons in Mixed Media and Drawing at the Vintage Artists Show. Dennis has also exhibited in group shows at Blue Door Art Center, Riverfront Gallery, Riverdale Yonkers Ethical Culture Center, Metro Urgicare in Skyview Mall, Gallery 505, Beth El Temple in New Rochelle, and the Poe Art Center in the Bronx.
Dennis Shelton is the former president of the Riverdale Art Association where he served for two years
He is passionate and extremely motivated about sharing his art and artistic vision with the community.
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