NEW ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
you pass by the corner of Seabay and Maple (aka the Ho Chi Minh Trail, so named
by the late Peter Engleman) you would be treated to a detailed life size chalk rendering of Judy
Garland as in Wizard of Oz
you are lucky you will see Conlon O’Leary creating his chalk sidewalk art in
town. He is the 22-year-old nephew of late Carol Thomas staying in her house
for the summer. When I saw him he was feverishly working on an almost life-size
image of Judy Garland from the Wizard of Oz and a very good likeness.
says he’s been drawing on everything he could since he was five. His favorite
subject is Judy.
majored in production design at Pace University and has pictures all over
survives by getting commissions as a costume and scenic designer mostly on
off-Broadway shows and touring companies, making just enough to sustain him in
his goal: to "take people to a different place with my work and a new
is planning a huge mural that can be seen on the Bay.
can reach him at Instagram and YouTube: Conlon O’Leary
This is his
be continued" he writes on his work... look for him
Carol must be very happy