Thursday, May 7, 2009

John Stritch Poster Sale

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is home to many artists in Pittsfield. Few people may actually know this, but above and below the gallery located on the main floor there are many art studios housing the work of painters, photographers, and mixed media artists. Stationed in the basement of the gallery, John Stritch keeps an archive of all of his posters and artistic pieces. With over 50 years of art under his belt, Stritch has a lot to offer. On Saturday, June 6th from 1pm to 4pm, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host a John Stritch Poster Sale showing all of Pittsfield what Stritch has developed over the years.

John Stritch uses a specific art style to produce his poster called silk screening. Similar to stenciling, silk screening uses a fine mesh that outlines the printable area. Stritch has produced posters for Tanglewood, the Josh Billings Run Around, Jacob’s Pillow and other Berkshire institutions. Most recently, his work has been featured in The Press Box as well as Pittsfield Brew Works. Back in March 2007, the Lichtenstein celebrated 50 years of his art by showcasing him in a solo show featuring his work throughout the years.

Even at 84 years of age, John Stritch still has much to show. With tons of work to sale and a personality that no one can help but love, this poster sale is sure to be a good one.

Saturday, June 6 @ 1pm-4pm

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue

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