Artists Council

Artist Member Highlight

May 2022

The Artists Council recognizes Joseph Pesce for his

volunteer efforts supporting the Artists Council.

Joe Pesce is from Brooklyn, New York, and grew up on Long Island. He has roots in New York and travels back often. Joseph is from a working class family. He is (so far) self taught in painting and drawing. He is retired, after 38 years working with a major international airline.

"My first brush with ART was staying at my uncle’s house (who is an artist) in his studio. I remember the smells and the overall atmosphere. I was one of those kids who didn’t have a difficulty with bed time. I loved it!

Fast forward to the present day and I’m getting back into ART again. I have included several of my works. I have an ongoing appreciation for ART and experimentation / new ideas - as well as the impact that ART has had. I can sit at an ART museum for what seems like hours just staring at the work, noticing new artist details. I like all media but I especially like acrylic and watercolors. I am recently revisiting still life and also abstracts - bordering on cubism."

What the Artists Council means to me

“The Artists Council (and the Artists Center at the Galen) is a place where one can go to be alone (as much as you want to be), to practice your individual ART in a classroom setting, to listen to fine live music or to have the whole community engaged. It’s really a unique place!”

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