Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Artrageous Friday July 23, 2010
Poppy is very excited to host Leo Ionita this Friday July 23, from 6-9. Originally from Romania, Leo is currently a resident of Chicago. He began painting at the age of 8 and by age 13 his works had been compared to that of Picasso. At this time Leo was declared a Child Prodigy. His work was featured in Time Magazine, People Magazine, the Chicago Sun Times and seen on "The Today Show" and "CBS Morning News". Around the same time that his work was exploding across the country Leo walked away from painting altogether. He became disgusted with the idea of painting and until recently had not touched a paintbrush. Now ready to face a blank canvas with joy and hope for the future Leo's back. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to paint with an amazing talent. To learn more about Leo's story please follow this link to The Columbia Tribune: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/jul/18/prodigy-to-share-passions-at-poppy/.