PCCA exhibition to highlight abstract artists

By: Mary Beth Almond, | Rochester Post | Published October 3, 2017

ROCHESTER — The Paint Creek Center for the Arts is inviting the community to see the talents of various abstract artists this month.

The show, which runs through Oct. 21, was scheduled to open Sept. 23.

PCCA Exhibitions and Art Market Director Jenny Creech said the exhibition gives the public a glimpse into the abstract-themed work of over 20 artists from across the state and beyond.

 “Color Moves, Moveable,” by David Rubello, is acrylic on wood and is a moveable/functioning work from his “Color Moves” series.

“Color Moves, Moveable,” by David Rubello, is acrylic on wood and is a moveable/functioning work from his “Color Moves” series.

Photo provided by the Paint Creek Center for the Arts

“We have paintings, sculptures, mixed media, as well as an artist who works with mold. It is a pretty cool collection of things,” Creech said.

The diverse collection of 2-D and 3-D work, Creech said, will take patrons on a thoughtful journey of how the artistic mind perceives through the use of color, line and composition.

“The really nice thing about abstract is that a variety of people can pull a variety of things ... from each work. … Abstract is a little more emotional and a little bit more thought-invoking, as far as each person has their own interpretation of it. If you are looking for inspiration or you are just looking to maybe question and take a step back a little more when you go to one of our shows, the abstract is going to be great for that. Especially for our students who have been painting for awhile and they don’t necessarily dabble in the abstract category, it is always nice to take in artwork that you don’t necessarily make yourself,” Creech said.

Ron Scott Teachworth, of Rochester Hills, will display three acrylic abstraction pieces in the show. Teachworth, a 30-year exhibiting artist, said he got into painting abstractions gradually after finishing graduate school.

“When I finished graduate school in painting at Wayne (State University) I started to do landscape paintings. That’s how it all began. I started to add something different to the skies. I didn’t paint a sky of clouds. I would paint patterns, or some type of design, in my sky, early on. And then, over time, I just kind of let the landscape go and moved into the abstractions that I was painting in the skies,” he said.

Teachworth used a grid under each of his three paintings in the show.

“These paintings have never been exhibited before,” he said. “They have been done in the last three or four years.”

Teachworth encourages the public to come see the show.

“All forms of art are alive and live on. Painting has been around for a long time. It’s gone through many stages and styles. There has been cubism, surrealism, abstract, expressionism, impressionism. Abstraction lives on and is kind of a universal language,” he said.

The exhibition includes work from Laura Cavanagh, Peter Cheklich, Calum H. Clow, Amanda Coe, Sierra Cole, Jan Filarski, Laurie Friedman, John Friedrich, Nancy Kozlowski, Holliday Martindale, Sara Mohon, Lesley Myrvold, Darlena Orr, Meike Rapp, David Rubello, Kris Schaedig, Carolyn Shoemaker, Teachworth, Linda Toms, Lisa Schreiner Truax, Marshelia Williams and Alex Wilson.

For more information on the exhibition, call (248) 651-4110 or visit www.pccart.org.

The PCCA is located at 407 Pine Street in downtown Rochester. It’s open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.