“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?” Pablo Picasso wondered. Artists in the Pittsford Art Group, find their own answers to this intriguing question by the master of innovation.
No matter their medium, there’s a place for them in PAG.
Brande Arno, this year’s president, says the club is always looking for artists who work in oil, watermedia, collage, acrylics, and non-digital printmaking.
This year, the group is celebrating its 50-year anniversary, having been founded IN 1961 by Victoria (Tori) Reinhard, who held the first meeting in her Pittsford home.
Arno reports that “the all-members show and sale is held annually in March, at the Pittsford Barnes and Noble book store. In addition,” she says, “the art group will add a new location in November, 2012, at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Avenue in Rochester.”
Members of PAG attend regular meetings, at which demonstrations are held (see photo of portraitist Christian Kolupski at work), the art group is always on the lookout for new and different member benefits.
Arno gives these examples, “New last year was a holiday cookie—exchange social and afterwards, we viewed a DVD of a nationally known artist painting. New this year was a round-robin workshop held in January, and an artist trading card lab for November. Members create two or more trading cards to swap with each other."
The ONLY rule concerns the size. The cards, which PAG supplies, have to be 2.5 " by 3.5."
If you’re interested in joining, contact Brande Arno at firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are given a sketch kit plus a great deal of encouragement and new knowledge.
And, you just might find your own answer to Picasso’s question about singing colors.