Studio Juliano's GALERIE SAVANNAH BLU was established in 1987, on South McDill Avenue, in Tampa, Florida’s Palma Ceia district. The gallery effectively opened the door to Haitian and Caribbean Art in the greater Tampa Bay area. Now we are a virtual gallery & enjoying the green rolling hills of historic Chester County, Pennsylvania.
For many years prior, I was Gallery Director for A.H.Riise, and Mapes Monde in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. I traveled throughout the Caribbean to purchase art for these galleries, our shows and exhibitions. Haiti's pure and joyful art was the primary focus. And so, my journey began. A journey into the magical realm of Haitian arts and Haitian artists.
Previously, in 1965, I opened the first antiques and craft market in Philadelphia's historic Old City. The Artefact was on Bank Street, in a 19th century four-story warehouse, with 40 antiques dealers and craftspeople. Since then, I've enjoyed linking my skills as an Interior & Commercial Designer, Food Stylist, Visual Merchandiser, and Graphic Designer. I'm the proud recipient of several American Advertising Federation Awards, in Florida and the Caribbean, for Best Packaging, Best Poster (Daum Cristal), Voice, Direction & Design.
Photo: Tony Juliano Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) inspires creativity and community engagement by educating the public about folk, mosaic, and visionary art. PMG preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art environment and his public murals.