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Artist’s Unsettling Drawings Inspire Written Word Event

May 8, 2019

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2019
Contact: Amy Brentano

Artist’s Unsettling Drawings Inspire Written Word Event At New Arts Venue On May 10, 6:30PM

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS— Artist Pat Brentano’s works on paper in the gallery at The Foundry, 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge resonates with viewers viscerally in part due to the size of the drawings and her expressive line. Titled “Is There No Decency?” the show evolved from the artist soliciting selfies from women in response to the current administration’s blatant disregard for women’s issues, then translated them through pastel, ink, and charcoal into large “in your face” drawings.

On Friday, May 10, at 6:30 PM, the artist and many local writers, some from Word X Word in Pittsfield, will read original work inspired by the drawings at an invited event in the gallery.

Brentano’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. She is a NJ State Council on the Arts Individual Fellow, and a Puffin Grant Recipient. Pat’s work on endangered birds received the Curators award at the Chesterwood Museum in MA., and landed her a residency at I-Park and the Evansville Museum. She received a BFA from Washington University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. Pat resides in Westfield, NJ.

The evening is part of a continuing series of events that intertwines art forms. The Friday, May 10 event is free and open to the public. More information about the artists can be found at


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