NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Several residents turned out Sunday to see New Rochelle artist, teacher and musician David Tobey’s opening reception for “Imaginaries II,” an art exhibit that illustrates his switch from pop artwork to more free-flowing abstract artwork.
The exhibition is the first showing of Tobey’s 45 paintings in Westchester County since he displayed pop artwork pieces at a show in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in May and June.
Tobey said he decided to change his focus because he wanted to combine all art forms.
“It shows what I want it to be,” he said.
Tobey is a professional musician with the Westchester Philharmonic and other musical groups. He also teaches orchestra at New Rochelle’s Albert Leonard and Isaac Young Middle Schools.