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Pelham Art Center


Portrait Intensive Workshop with Edgar Jerins and model, Becky Mills





Artisan Boutique open year round
Dear Friends, Wishing you a creative and active Spring and Summer 2019! The Pelham Art Center continues to celebrate Art, Education, and Community with hundreds of classes, workshops and camps this Spring & Summer. Workshops are a great way to try something new, like Chinese brush painting, alternative media, or a free lecture/ demo. We have classes for all ages and abilities, with opportunities for scholarships including the Uskali Scholarship! If you have a group of 6 people that want to get together and make art we are open to creating a custom class--great option for scouts too! Summer camp will be offered the last three weeks of August for ages 3-7, a great opportunity for the little ones to create and explore movement. This summer we are offering a variety of half-day week-long classes for ages 6 and up. Yes, a student can stay all day if they bring lunch and you notify the Art Center. This Spring, our High School Art Salon will feature over 100 young artists from April 4th to April 20th. We are also planning an open mic--fun for local teens on Friday, April 12th. Come share your spoken word and/or new song with a supportive audience at the Art Center! Thank you Meridian Risk Management & Cincinnati Insurance for sponsoring the High School Art Salon. The 2019 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting had 467 applicants this year. We are proud to announce the 2019 Rutsch Award winner, Sarah McKenzie. Congratulations to the nine other finalists: Gabe Brown, Elise Church, Patrick Hammie, Adrian Hatfield, Katherine Mann, Heather Morgan, Christina Nicodema, Sarah Black Saddler, and Jaye Schlesinger. The award ceremony and opening for Sarah’s solo exhibition will be Friday, May 3rd, 6 - 8pm and an artist talk is planned for Saturday, June 15th, 2 - 4pm. The Student Faculty Exhibition will highlight our incredible teachers and student work starting July 12th through August 17th. The piano will be present in the gallery for entertaining concerts! Saturday, August 11th from 2-4pm we are hosting Chamber Music sponsored by McClellan of Sotheby’s Real Estate. Free Community Art Day will be Sunday, June 2nd. This will be a wonderful time for families to come visit the Art Center to create and experience art together! Stay tuned for more information. PS – The Artisan Boutique is now year round, so if you need a gift come see what unique handmade items we offer at the Pelham Art Center! Looking forward to seeing you soon at the Art Center!
With Continued Creativity,
Charlotte Mouquin Executive Director

Pelham Art Center is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution committed to providing public access to see, study and experience the arts, foster lifelong arts appreciation and thereby strengthen the community.
The Art Center strives to create a friendly and community-based setting that offers access to free exhibits and affordable classes that serve a broad range of participants with diverse backgrounds, varying income levels and age groups. The goal is to encourage ALL people to participate in family-friendly art experiences by creating an environment of inclusiveness and diversity.
PAC aims to make art accessible to everyone through public programs affordable art classes, and need-based scholarships. Pelham Art Center facilitates outreach programs to bring art to underserved communities and reaches over 16,000 people per year through the arts. Programming is available for all ages, from toddlers to seniors.
Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Public art is showcased on the outside of the Pelham Art Center building, in the public courtyard, and in Wolfs Lane Park. PAC has worked with renowned artists to create site-specific installations to engage and excite the community about art.
Folk Arts programs occur throughout the year that are free and open to the public. Celebrating world cultures and traditions in the arts, these programs are key to experiencing new concepts and customs. Each Folk Art performance is followed by a hands-on art-making workshop. The Pelham Art Center celebrates all ethnicities through these programs and highlights the importance of diversity.
Pelham Art Center aims to provide art access to everyone.


Gallery Exhibitions

4 Summer Classes & Camp 31

Community Art Events

6 Instructor Bios


Folk Art

7 Birthday Parties



8 Staff & Board Members


Spring Week at a Glance 14 Membership Info


Spring Classes

16 Registration Form


Summer Week at a Glance 28 Policies



Alexander Rutsch Award & Solo Exhibition Sarah McKenzie
May 3 - June 22, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm Artist Talk: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00PM
Pelham Art Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Sarah McKenzie, the winner of this Alexander Rutsch Award. Sarah McKenzie’s artwork explores the architecture of exhibition space: art fair tents, minimalist gallery interiors, and video-screening rooms. “I am interested in the notion of spectacle and the role that architecture plays in orienting the viewer’s experience of a work of art,” says the artist. Her visceral depictions of spaces in a state of flux emphasize geometry, pattern, and surface, walking the line between realism and abstraction.
Sarah McKenzie, Door to the River (Whitney Museum with Willem de Kooning, 2015), 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 48” x 72”
Congratulations to the other finalists: Gabe Brown, Elise Church, Patrick Hammie, Adrian Hatfield, Katherine Mann, Heather Morgan, Christina Nicodema, Sarah Black Saddler, and Jaye Schlesinger. The biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting is a juried competition. Pelham Art Center proudly sponsors this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting. Now in its 10th year, Sarah McKenzie was selected from among ten finalists and 467 total applicants from across the country to receive this prestigious award.

High School Art Salon
April 4 - 19, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Come see the future art stars! A group exhibition features a range of media by over 100 young artists in advanced and AP art classes from local high schools.
Alexander Rutsch Award & Solo Exhibition
May 3 - June 22, 2019
See left page for more information.
Faculty and Student Showcase
July 12 – August 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
This annual exhibition features new work of all media created within the past year by the Pelham Art Center’s notable art instructors and passionate students. Come see what you can learn!
Careers in the Arts Discussion Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Come hear from a Fashion Designer, Product Designer, and Graphic Designer about their professional experience with art and design careers.
Meow Wolf: Origin Story Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Join the Art Center and the Picture House for a special screening of Meow Wolf documentary at the Picture House.
Teen Open Mic Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Share your talent, have your voice be heard at our open mic night for teens!

Pelham Art Center Concert Series: John Michael Hersey
Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Join us for a Friday evening of music and wine with singersongwriter/actor and Pelham resident John Michael Hersey. Known for his sophisticated yet accessible melding of rock, pop, folk, blues and country, Hersey is first and foremost a storyteller, one who happens to play a mean guitar.
Community Art Day
Sunday, June 2, 2019, time TBA
Come create art at the Art Center. Free and open to all ages. There will be music, food, art, and fun!
Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, August 11, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Trio of classical musicians performing select chamber music on a Sunday afternoon in the gallery.
Arts After Dark
Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00 - 10:00pm
An open house for grown-ups! Come create at the Art Center while enjoying refreshments and light bites. Paint, draw, and more!

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Nature awakens in time to create a wonderful traditional Japanese Ikebana flower arrangement to take home. Spots are limited. Wake up our minds and bodies with a Taiko drumming performance.
Celebrate Ghana!
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:30 – 3:30pm Come learn about Ghana with traditional folklore, song, dance, and hands on art-making! Come experience award-winning performer Therese Folkes Plair with vibrant storytelling, followed by a traditional dance performance and hands-on workshop exploring Adinkra with teaching artist Becky Mills.

Fairy Doll Making with Janine Logue SATURDAY, APRIL 13 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Studio I
Have you ever dreamed of having your own personal fairy? Join us and make your dream come true! Create a 14-inch Bendable Fairy Doll, with step-by-step personal instruction.
1 Session; $35 / $32 Members

AGES 5-8

Elsa & Ana Doll Making with Janine Logue SATURDAY, APRIL 20 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Studio I
Even though the snow may be over, we love Elsa and Ana! Join us and create your own Elsa or Ana doll. 14-inch Bendable doll, with step-by-step personal instruction.
1 Session; $35 / $32 Members

AGES 5-8

Engineering Workshop with LEGO® Materials with Play-Well

FRIDAY, MAY 3 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

AGES 5-10

Studio I

Join Play-Well TEKnologies for a workshop using the LEGO® Building System. Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Projects for the workshop will be selected by the instructor based on the ages, experience levels, and interests of the children. Generally, a workshop will consist of two or three projects. No takehome projects or materials for the class. Parents are welcomed to come before clean up to take pictures.”

1 Session; $32 / $29 Members



Intro. to Chinese Brush Painting with Jane Chang FRIDAY, MAY 17 & 24 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Studio I
For the beginner, you will learn the “four gentlemen”, bamboo, plum blossom, wild orchard and chrysanthemum, which represent the four seasons. We will focus on quality of strokes, color preparation, rhythm, movement, energy, composition, and more. For experienced students, you will have the chance to explore traditional flowers, birds, animals, landscape and more. Let the spontaneous harmony and rhythm of Chi (energy) dominate and flourish. You will learn and master the beauty of this timeless medium in no time! No painting experience required. All levels welcome.
2 Sessions; $109 / $98 Members


GOLDEN Paints Lecture/Demo with Roy Kinzer WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Gallery
This lecture/demo is a fun, informative 2 hour lecture covering a technical review of the vast potential of GOLDEN. Roy will discuss pigment types, characteristics, heavy body, fluids, OPEN paints, gels, mediums, pastes, iridescents and much more. Get key information on color mixing for brilliant hues and controlling drying time, as well as techniques associated with oils, such as wet-into-wet and glazing. Come learn the wide range of techniques that they can be used for, from traditional uses, to printing to collage and much more.
Pre-registration is required. Call 914.738.2525 x111 to reserve your spot! Participants who pre-register will receive a free
packet of GOLDEN samples.
1 Session; $10 Suggested donation


Unicorn Doll Making with Janine Logue SATURDAY, JUNE 22 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Studio II
There is nothing more magical than unicorns! Join us on Saturday, June 22nd to make your own stuffed unicorn will be enchanted. Step-by-step personal instruction provided.
1 Session; $35 / $32 Members

AGES 5-8

Color Theory Meets Pigment Reality with Roy Kinzer SATURDAY, JUNE 29 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Studio I
Painting is all about mixing color, so why not have fun with it? This in-depth, 3-hour workshop takes the mystery out of color mixing. We experience color intuitively, and that’s how color mixing and color theory should be experienced as well. Learn how to blend colors and control drying time in a relaxed atmosphere. Make your painting sessions more enjoyable by knowing just how far you can push your paint. All you need to bring are your favorite brushes, paper palettes, an open mind, and lunch.
1 Session; $95 / $86 Members


Shadowbox Sculptures with Johnny Mattei SATURDAY, JULY 20 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Studio I
Using reclaimed objects found in various places in New York City, we will explore storytelling through shadowbox sculptures. The story you choose to tell can be personal, political or spiritual, whatever you feel comfortable sharing. Students are encouraged to bring in objects of their choosing be it photographs, letters, whatever you wish to use for your piece.
1 Session; $88 / $79 Members 10


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