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‘Sisters of the Brush’ exhibition on display at PCCA through Oct. 31

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published October 21, 2015


ROCHESTER — The Paint Creek Center for the Arts recently opened its new exhibition, “Sisters of the Brush,” which will run through Oct. 31.

PCCA Executive Director Tami Salisbury said the show, which drew over 200 people for opening night Oct. 3, has been a success thus far.

“It’s exciting to see and showcase the talent that got started right here in our own longtime community art center,” she said.

“Sisters of the Brush” features the work of eight female painters who meet regularly to critique their works, organize their art shows and support each other in their artistic endeavors. The artists are Karen DeCarlo, Chandan Gupte, Katherine Harra, Barbara Markham, Pat McGraw, Diane O’Neil, Kristen Robinson and Yvonne Thigpen. Since meeting over 20 years ago, the group of women has shown work in more than 13 local exhibitions and continues to meet monthly.

“These ladies got their start at PCCA taking classes together and now meet regularly to critique each other’s work,” said Megan Gurisko, the PCCA’s new director of exhibitions and the art market.

While the artists obviously share the female perspective in approaching their artwork, Gurisko said they have diverse tastes and talents. She said the exhibition — which features nine works of art by each of the artists — is organized and hung based on subject matter, rather than by artist. The paintings are also done in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, pastel, acrylic and some mixed media.

“There is a full spectrum of work — everything from landscape, to floral, to abstract — so it will appeal to a wide range of tastes,” Gurisko said.

Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the PCCA at (248) 651-4119 or visit