August 23, 2015

State Museum of PA: Artists Conversations

We had the pleasure of visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania on Friday evening for a very special event.  Michael joined painter, Catherine Prescott, the 2015 Awards Juror, in a discussion about his drawing Crossings (1st Place in Works on Paper in 2015's Art Of The State: Pennsylvania Exhibition).

Artists Conversations

We invited Grandma and Grandpa and Nee Nee to come along.  Having arrived a bit early, we were able to take a walk around the museum before others arrived. It was nice to have an opportunity to view the work again, as opening night had been incredibly crowded and we had little time to enjoy the exhibit.   

For over an hour, to a refreshingly talkative group of people, Michael discussed his drawing, his motivation and his process.  And the together with Catherine Prescott, they discussed a handful of pieces from the exhibition. 

Artists Conversations

Michael's drawing, Crossings, appears on the bottom right of this photograph.  It can also be viewed on his website (if you'd like a closer look)...or of course, in person at the State Museum (through September 13, 2015).  The piece was awarded 1st Place in Works on Paper.  

Artists Conversations

Michael has a lot going on this September and October, so we will be traveling a lot, seeing his artwork on display in different locales.  He has two solo exhibits coming up and is also teaching two continuing ed courses at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design this semester. And his painting, Nightlife, will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Huntington Museum of Art.   

And, we have registered for a unique visit to Kuerner Farm in Chadd's Ford, and are looking forward to seeing Andew Wyeth's Plant Studies exhibit.  I'll be sure to post photos from all of our travels!