Pike County Arts and Crafts in Milford PA is pleased to announce the first First Sunday art demonstration of the 2013 season
With Cynthia Harris-Pagano painting a still life in oil on Sunday April 7.
Cynthia, a specialist in oil and pastel, works out of her North Light Studio in Otisville, NY. After study at Vassar College and the Art Students League, NYC, she completed studies at the Ridgewood Art Institute with John Osborne.
Her commitment, as will be reflected in her demo. stems from the classic/impressionist tradition developed at the Barbizon school, France (plein air), and the Academy Julien, Paris.
She emphasizes light from one source,natural light if possible. In still-life, the objects are steadfast in their reflection of light, the artist has a fine opportunity to interpret that very light.
Originally the philosophy of still-life developed from the Vanitas, paintings that remind the viewer of the transitory nature of life. Skulls were sometimes used. The 17th century Dutch used luxury items and even edibles: meat, fruits, and vegetables. "In creating still-life, we go to the very bones of painting."
The public is invited to this free event to enjoy learning about the process and techniques of making art and meet Cynthia and the members of PCAC while enjoying refreshments. PCAC is in its 63rd year and continues to provide the regional artists opportunities to exhibit, teach and meet other artists while promoting the arts in Pike County. The event is held at the Milford Borough Hall, 109 Catherine St. Milford. and begins at 1:30.