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Monday, November 18, 2019

Calendar > Arts and Culture

‘El Popo' painting in Callicoon

By Patricio Robayo - reporter/photographer

By: PATRICIO ROBAYO|DEMOCRAT
Alex “El Popo” Popovych, painting an old coal chute along Lower Main Street.
CALLICOON — A recent newcomer to Livingston Manor, Alex “El Popo” Popovych, was found along Lower Main Street painting one of the old coal chutes that use to store coal in order to power the locomotives of the Erie Railway that roared through Callicoon.
Popovych, who currently lives and works on Wall Street, was having lunch in town and he saw the coal chutes he knew he wanted to paint it.
“I just had to come back to paint,” said Popovych, who then set up his easel and paints on Lower Main Street.
He said he was born an artist and has memories of painting in his parent's wardrobe closet. And before taking on wall street where he double majored in fine art and sculpture in Budapest.
Popovych wants to move to the Catskills to have a “quieter time” and to pursue his painting and loved the scenic areas; there is so much to paint.





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