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Opening Reception: “The Past to Perfection: Art IS What You See”
September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. will present “The Past to Perfection: Art IS What You See” by artist Sarah ‘Sal’ deBethune for the September Artswalk!
There will be an opening reception from 5 to 8 pm on September 6 during First Fridays Artswalk. The show is at Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. 33 Dunham Mall, Pittsfield, MA.
“When I began taking art classes at my high school, BART Charter, I was very close minded, meaning I stuck to drawing mandalas along with a few sketches of flowers. My art teacher, Mrs. Stack became the biggest factor in my growth as an artist. She pushed me to work with materials I hate, from observation to abstraction, and also to push my limits as a perfectionist. It has been so incredibly frustrating, and though all this frustration I am thankful for the artist that I was pushed to be. I have created pieces that I am proud of, and now I know how to work with a multitude of mediums that before seemed daunting.
This show is a combination of all the stages I worked through.”
“Circles. Everyone knows what a circle looks like, but when you get down to the pen and paper part of it, it rarely turns out right. There are bumps, waves, extra lines, and maybe even a flat part; this simple image of a circle represents my relationship to art and my vision for the future … Sometimes you have a vision for a piece, but when you make it, it isn’t what you imagined. I will stray from the path, but no matter what I encounter, I will always return to art … and know that imperfect circles can be beautiful, too.
I love math as much as I love art. I hope I’ll be able to incorporate math and art into a career that can pay for my passions. For now, I think my future is too curved away for me to be able to see it.”
Art Mediums represented in this show:
Graphite, Ink, Watercolor, Gouache