• Art Exhibition Features the Abstract, Grid-Style Work of Local Artist Thom Kulp

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    February 04, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) will host “On and Off the Grid,” an exhibition of colorful, geometric abstract paintings, by PCCA member artist Thom Kulp, from February 13 to April 10 at PCCA Gallery, One S. Second St., Newport.

    This show presents Kulp’s interpretation of the grid format as a viable means of artistic expression and a metaphor for the restrictions that we have all had to endure during this pandemic year. He explores ideas he first encountered while enjoying the artwork of Canadian American artist, Agnes Martin, who, in her later years, worked exclusively in grid designs. While her work adhered to strict “rules” of her own making, Kulp was compelled to develop ideas that were not as particular in keeping precise shapes and patterns.  
     
    While PCCA is not hosting receptions this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the arts council will host a Walk Through Open House on Saturday, March 20 between 12 and 3 p.m. for a chance to meet the artist in social distance style with masks and 6-feet distancing. 
     
    PCCA Gallery is located on the Newport Square in Perry County, Pa., and is open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    For more details, visit www.perrycountyarts.org/exhibitions.

    For more information on other programs & services provided by the Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA), please call 717-567-7023 or visit www.perrycountyarts.org. PCCA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support comes from a growing list of members, and numerous corporations and private foundations throughout Central Pennsylvania. 
     
    Contact:
    Missy Smith, Communications & Gallery Director
    missy@perrycountyarts.org, (717) 567-7023
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