Celebrity-loved artist David Garibaldi paints to the music
Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012 20:03
Within seconds, Garibaldi paused, looked at the audience and ripped the canvas off its stool, and flipped it upside down, revealing Albert Einstein to a shocked and awed audience.
Ellen Kessler, co-organizer of the event from CAB’s Speaker’s Committee, has seen Garibaldi live before.
“I thought, ‘We really need him. He’s going to be really big and everyone’s gonna love it,’” Kessler said.
With Albert Einstein painted upside down the entire time, Garibaldi received a standing ovation at the end of his performance.
Katarina Dos Santos, co-organizer to Kessler from CAB’s Culture and Fine Arts Committee, said that Garibaldi will be donating the Knightro portrait and one other portrait to UCF that might be displayed in the Student Union.
The synergy of music and art made Garibaldi’s performance a night that Alexei Danyluk, a UCF freshman studying biomedical science, would remember.
“It was neat to see how passionate he was,” Danyluk said. “Just seeing him do his craft was absolutely fantastic.”