Paul Pedulla discovered he could paint when he turned 50 and first picked up a paintbrush. And ever since starting, he hasn't stopped.
He'll share his story and his expertise in acrylics at a meeting of the Chelmsford Art Society on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m., at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road (Route 4).
Pedulla grew up in Chelmsford and graduated from Chelmsford High School. After receiving a B.A. from Boston College, he became an ad copywriter. But since starting to paint, he has worked on his art in earnest. And while taking classes at the Katherine Martin Widmer School of Painting in Somerville, he chose to work in acrylics, since it is an eco-friendly medium.
His paintings capture fleeting memories of landmark buildings, landscapes and roadways where he has been.
He describes his work as "minimalist -- almost Zen-like" in scope.
He has been featured in Artscope Magazine, as well as other publications and blogs. His work is available in several galleries and in private collections from Los Angeles to Germany.
The meeting is free and open to all.
- MAKING CONNECTIONS: Zeitgeist Gallery, 167 Market St., Lowell, opens its show Dis.Connect on Saturday, March 22, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Featured artists riff on the theme of connection/disconnection in photography, paintings, digital art, sculpture and mixed media. Works on view are by Rachel Elmaleh, Mary Hart, Tom Hart, Stephen Kinney, Kathleen McNeil, Markus Nechay, Bethany Peck, Jennifer Rocco Stone, Miranda Ryan, Bob Stegmaier and Mari Weinberg.facebook.com/zeitgeistgallerylowell.
- LOWELL OFFERINGS: 119 Gallery at 119 Chelmsford St. is currently showing Rebecca Scott Newhouse: A Space Such As This (Or A Space Such As That). On view through April 5, it delves into sculpture, materials, skills and the process of making art. Reception is on Friday, March 28, 6-9 p.m.... Spring classes, including sewing and making things for young people, ages 8-13, and millinery (hat making) are starting at New Vestures Fashion Makerspace, 144 Merrimack St.
- AT THE MFA: Galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston are a-buzz with activity with four new shows opening in March. They include Drawn to Daily Life: Dutch Drawing from the Maida and George Abrams Collection, through July 6; Photo-Eye: Avant-Garde Photography in Europe, through July 6; Permission To Be Global/Practicas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, March 19-July 13, and Return of the Dragon: Shohaku's Dragon and Clouds, March 21-July 6. In addition, Sunday, March 30, marks the last day of An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection, an exhibition celebrating the renowned collection of major American modernist photographers. Visit mfa.org for details.
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