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Walt Pasko to Display His Art at BCC Art Gallery
Apr 30, 2013
 An en plein air painting art exhibit will be on display from Wed., May 1 through Fri., May 31 at Berkshire Community College's (BCC) gallery at the Intermodal Transportation Center on the corner of North St. and Columbus Ave. in downtown Pittsfield.

A public reception will be held Fri., May 3, from 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. during the First Friday Arts Walk.

Pasko states "My inspiration for en plein air painting comes from the works of the early 20th Century American impressionist painters of California and New England. Most of my paintings are done on location in New England, from the rolling hills of western Massachusetts and mountains of Vermont to the rugged coastline of Northern Maine."

"Many of my paintings depict small privately run industries in the back country, such as
logging by horse and oxen, lumber milling, maple syrup processing, and dairy farming".

Walter Pasko has lived in the Berkshires for most of his adult life. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His love of nature has led him to pursue the art of landscape painting for the past 40 years.

For the most part self-taught, Walt studied with the distinguished late Maurice Kennedy, whose influence has mingled with that of such early artists as Frederick Church and the post-impressionists John F. Carlson and Aldro T. Hibbard, resulting in a style well suited for interpreting the fleeting moods of the Berkshire Landscape.

He belongs to several art leagues and associations including the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Artists and the Southern Vermont Art Center. He has won numerous awards and his paintings hang in corporate and private collections throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

View his works at www.paskofineart.com

For more information on the exhibit, contact Lisa Griffith at lgriffith@berkshirecc.edu.


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