Calendar of Events
The meetings of the Guild are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. The meetings are typically held live in Boyer Gallery of The Hill School Center for the Arts (Click Here for a map to this location).
Meeting are held in September, October, November, March, April and May. There are no meetings during the months of January, February, July and August.
The meetings are free and open to anyone interested in art.
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October 17, 2023
Kathy Bohn – “Fire Writing”, a Demonstration of Pyrography
“My life has been dedicated to creating artwork that speaks to the heart. I’ve studied and created with many different art products from oil to pastel, and enjoy exploring all the possibilities to provide my clients with their vision.”
For 20 years I’ve been meeting and greeting people in many different venues. My favorite place to be is out in public, demonstrating my art skills and speaking to people about their personal visions for artwork they would like in their homes or to give as gifts.
Starting at age 12, I spent many hours working from National Geographic magazines, using pencil and paper to increase my skill at creating faces and emotions on people and animals. I’ve settled in a few places in the United States, opened studios and moved into homes, always delighting in the newness of each place and loving the exploration of their art styles and the people of the area.
During my time in studio, I’ve met other artists who shared their journeys and tips and skills. I’ve participated in live drawing sessions to help increase my knowledge of the human form and worked with students through the creation of still life setups and the creation of artwork based on their vision.
I LOVE when people say to me “Can you….draw a few wolves in the moonlight?” and allow me to create that vision for them.
From the woods and trails of Pennsylvania to the lakes and mountains of Washington state, the urban life of Los Angeles and Sacramento, California, the sands and balloons of Albuquerque, and the markets around the streets of Santa Fe, I traveled to Montana and spent eight years studying the Native American traditions and the rancher’s prairie lives while teaching their children about some of our great Artistic masters. I discovered gourd carving and wood burning (pyrography) in Montana and reveled in the joys of being part of a small rural art community, making very dear friends along every pathway.
I’ve worked with many different mediums, touching base with master artists in the craft when I have questions and PLAYING which is the most important part of being an artist. I love to allow creativity to have its way and to teach me through my progression and digression about what each medium has to offer. I’m excited to share my explorations with you and look forward to meeting you at my next demonstration.
Please signup for this talk, which is being held at the Boyer Gallery of The Hill School in Pottstown, by going to https://www.picktime.com/PAAGmeeting. After clicking on x in the upper right hand corner of the WELCOME MESSAGE, click on the “Kathy Bohn – “Fire Writing”, a Demonstration of Pyrography” class under MASTER OF ART TALKS on the BOOK APPOINTMENT tab. Then click on the October 17th, 7:00 PM Session, and complete the form that appears. Finally, click on the “Book Appointment” at the bottom of the form. Your confirmation will appear. An eMail is sent to you with the meeting details.
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November 14, 2023 (note that this date is the 2nd Tuesday rather than our usual 3rd Tuesday)
Eric Armusik – Painting like the Old Masters
Eric will first demonstrate his methods by doing a portrait sketch in oil of volunteer from the attendees at this talk. After the demonstration, he will show and discuss a number of his works.
In 1991, Eric attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a B. F. A. in painting, with and a minor in art history focusing on Baroque art. In 1995 he received the Margaret Giffen Shoenfelder Memorial Scholarship for the Arts and finished his art history minor abroad for a semester in Todi, Italy. During his art classes where he drew from original paintings, architecture, and sculptures by the old masters such as Michaelangelo, Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, and Donatello. The rare opportunity to study masterworks by Baroque painters Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi had a profound effect on the quality of his work and focused the inspiration he experienced as a child. After years of learning the techniques of the Old Masters, Eric honed his skills at the Philadelphia studio of renowned international realism artist and portrait painter Nelson Shanks, Studio Incamminati. In 2003, Eric was selected to represent the United States in Florence, Italy at the Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea where he exhibited several of his paintings. Today Eric’s paintings have established him as one of today’s strongest purveyors of traditional figurative painting.
Left to right: Detail of Father Time, Self Portrait on Fire, Odysseus and the Sirens