Thank you for your interest in Arctic Dreams Fine Arts and
the work of Anthony "Rusty" Zarbo.
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to the individual poems belonging to his children's poetry collection as
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Arctic Dreams Fine Arts has had a
long gestation. Mr. Zarbo is grateful to his many friends and supporters
that have come together to form the Mark Stone Foundation.
The name "Arctic Dreams" was chosen
as Mr. Zarbo was looking for a set of words that would capture the color
phenomena of the Arctic regions, this spectrum as well as that of the
Caribbean being a favorite of Mr. Zarbo's. It's in the blues, the
translucencies and the transparencies, the diaphanous aurora borealis, the
sweet turquoise of the icebergs meeting the frigid salty waters, the blue
green chrysoprase meets the light purples of Aruba...
Mr. Zarbo has been painting, drawing
and working on various crafts since those first few years as a baby, his
first drawing, a birthday cake, having been done caveman style on his
bedroom wall. Over the years, his work has been exhibited at several sites.
The visitor to this site will also
see a strong affection, even allegiance to Turtle Islander** themes in
beadwork and other disciplines. Mr. Zarbo is not Native American but has
since his childhood been one who is strongly attracted to the indigenous
cultures of North America and simply feels a calling to the several art
forms associated with the material culture of the people. He shares an especial
attraction to the history, language, and arts designs of the Dakota/Nakota/Lakota,
the Crow, the Ojibwe or Annashinabe, and the Iroquois Nation. His
appreciation for Cape Dorset Inuit and Northwest Coastal people's aesthetics
was discovered during his stay in Minnesota.
Through the 1980's and 1990's Mr.
Zarbo worked little on any art or craft and has only recently returned to a
full range of disciplines in fine arts. However, despite the decades of
dearth, after creating two large beaded belts* in the 1990's he approached
the curator of the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. The curator's
response to Mr. Zarbo's belts was, "Don't sell them. They're worth more
than the new T.V. or the trip. Complete ten of these and come back. A museum wants to see
an artist's oeuvre and not just one or two samples. These would be
great to see in a large set over time."
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* The Québec Belt
* The Belt
of October 13th
** Turtle Islander, an indigenous inhabitant of Turtle Island, and the title
Turtle Island are the recognized indigenous peoples' name for North and
South America and its inhabitants.