4th Friday Prescott Art Walk
Scott Rispin – “Upon Further Inspection…”
Friday, May 27 through June 22
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present beautiful paintings that utilize both oil & acrylic created by our guest artist Scott Rispin!
Scott’s description of his Abstracted Landscapes:
“ I am in a perpetual state of awe and wonder in the landscape. As a visual artist and teacher, I am driven by Design – color, form and composition. I look for these in the natural world, and desire to present these in new, different and unique ways. Through color and texture, I emphasize the often overlooked aspects of the landscape, while downplaying or minimizing the obvious. The result is to force a new ways of seeing … prompting surprising revelations about our world and ourselves … Upon Further Inspection.”
I began my 30+ years of artistic pursuits developing logos, carving and hand painting signs in my hometown of South Lake Tahoe, California. I settled in Erie Pennsylvania in 1990, and have been a working professional in nearly every aspect of the commercial arts; from ad agencies to silk screening, custom graphics/signage to sought-after muralist ever since. I received my BA in Art Education from Mercyhurst University in 2003, and earned my MFA in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2008. I have exhibited artwork in a variety of media from Pennsylvania to Seattle and now here in Arizona, and have received awards in sculpture, painting, and public art projects.
I spent 11 years at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College since 2008, teaching painting, drawing, visual studies, and art appreciation, and served as the Technical Director for the collage’s Studio Theatre – building sets and creating unique environments. I have also taught beginning through advanced painting, drawing, airbrushing and printmaking classes at the Erie Art Museum and in my studio since 2009.
My work has always been about attitudes, choices and the act of “seeing” versus “experiencing”. It’s about the nature of reality and what we claim to know about it. I’m very excited to be living in Arizona and painting out in the incredible landscape.
Meet the artist on Friday, May 27th with an Art Walk reception for Scott on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.
Snacks & beverages will be provided. Live music presented by Larry Hansen on flute!
The show runs from May 27 through June 22.
The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery 134 S. Montezuma, Prescott, “In the Heart of Whiskey Row.”