Calendar of Events
The meetings of the Guild are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Boyer Gallery in the The Hill School Center for the Arts, located at 760 Beech Street, near the intersection of Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown, PA.
They meetings are free and open to anyone interested in art.
Mary Kane, whose works were showing in the Boyer Gallery, spoke about her journey as an artist from her formal training early on to her revived interest in painting later in life. She talked about her discoveries along with many pictures of her art … Tim Hawksworth inspirations, discovery of the birds-eye view perspective for still life, exploration of pears as a subject, submersion in Yellow, enjoyment of gravity by dripping, collecting shapes from the countryside and more. “Art is a creation for the eye and can only be hinted at with words”
Jim Ulrich, Mixed-media Artist and Member of the Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia,
Jim will show examples of his mixed-media assemblages and sculptures. These works incorporate both found materials and hand-fabricated components. His work varies from representational to purely abstract and some of it is functional. Jim will explain how the found objects catalyze an idea, and describe the varied processes and materials employed to refine those ideas into a final piece.
A Pittsburgh transplant, Jim’s work has been exhibited at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum, Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Reading’s Goggleworks, the National Watch and Clock Museum, the Phillips Museum of Art and the Berman Museum, just to name a few. He received an A.S. in Fine Arts from Allegheny County Community College, Pittsburgh, PA, and a B.A. in Studio Arts from University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his sculptures, Jim has done cover, inside editorial and spot art for a number of magazines and booklets.
Jack Hanson will a talk about his life long hobby of woodturning and carving. He will be showing pictures of his favorite tools and techniques that he uses in his basement shop. He will also show examples from the last 45 years and explain the inspiration behind them. Art has been an important part of his life. It will be an interesting story. Just to tease … in recent years, he have included art with political themes and light hearted sexual themes.
Jack was an aerospace physicist for thirty years, but woodturning has been his lifelong hobby. Since retiring in 2000, he has been concentrating on woodcarving. His training was mainly woodturning symposia and personal experimentation. Jack is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and sells his work at local art shows and galleries.
Ellen Nelson, the Boyer Gallery Coordinator of The Hill School, will speak about her works that will be on display in the Boyer Gallery in May.
Art on the Hill – The Pottstown Art Show & Sale, June 2nd to June 10th in the Boyer Gallery of The Hill School.
Guild Meeting, Members Show and Tell about some of their art work.