Calendar of Events
Our meetings are held at the Boyer Gallery,
Hill School Center for the Arts
860 Beech Street Pottstown, Pa 19464
Thomas Dareneau to speak on Trends in Contemporary Art
Mr. Dareneau will help viewers interact with new work and look into the critical process for viewing new and challenging pieces. He will discuss the differences between contemporary and modern art and why that distinction is important. He will then dive into the works of several contemporary artists whose work is a direct reflection of current global political and social concerns.
This talk will be held on Tuesday, September 19th, from 7 to 9 PM in the Boyer Gallery at the Hill School Center for the Arts at 766 Beech Street near the intersection of Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown, PA. This event is free and open to the public.
Thomas Dareneau has been an art educator at the Boyertown Area Senior High School for seventeen years. He received his art education from Kutztown University and his Masters of Education from Gratz University in Philadelphia. For the last five years, he has been a member of Art21 Educators, a national team of teachers who work with educators, curators, gallery directors and artists to bring contemporary art and philosophies of education into their classrooms. Through his connection with Art21 Mr. Dareneau has lectured and held discussions on contemporary art education in New York, Penn State University, Kutztown University, Studio B and the State Theatre of Boyertown.
Timothy Hawkesworth who will speak on The Rigor of Wildness in Art.
Mr. Hawkesworth will explore the question, “For at least thirty-five thousand years people have been painting. Why are we still at it? What does it have to offer us today?” He will provide one artist’s view as to why it matters and how it works – an exploration of how it is tied to our joy, our happiness and our moral compass.
This talk will be held on Tuesday, October 17th, from 7 to 9 PM in the Boyer Gallery at the Hill School Center for the Arts at 766 Beech Street near the intersection of Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown, PA. This event is free and open to the public.
Tim Hawkesworth is a well-known teacher and lecturer in both the US and in Ireland. He grew up in Ireland, and was educated at Trinity College; then emigrated to the US in 1977. He has been showing his paintings in New York other U.S. cities since the early 1980s. He has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Taylor Galleries and show at the Royal Hibernian Academy, both in Dublin. His work is in many public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery.
Jeanne Petrosky who will speak on her paper art and the process of creating such art.
Spring 2018 Program – is under development. Please contact PAAG with any suggestions that you have.