‘Picasso Was Right’

Shohola. Barryville Area Arts Association is encouraging young people to submit their artwork to the exhibit named after the artist who acknowledged: ‘It took me a lifetime to learn to paint like a child.’

| 08 May 2023 | 04:06

The “Picasso Was Right” exhibit/reception features a gallery full of masterpieces by local youth up to age 16.

Picasso was so successful because he knew the best and most precious art is childlike. It’s simple yet it’s deep; it’s fragile, but resilient, innocent and misbehaved all at the same time.

As the artist acknowledged: “It took me a lifetime to learn to paint like a child.”

Take the painting, “Fillette au bateau,” done by Picasso himself in 1938. It recently sold for more than $22 million. It’s on display now and during the reception at the AMCC, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola.

(Of course, the event press release explains that the gallery’s budget was a little shy of $22 million, so what is on display is a print of the original work.)

Response to this event has been so great that the organizers have extended the deadline for entries.

The event co-sponsors, Barryville Area Arts Association and Artists’ Market Community Center, encourage you to requests an entry form at http://barryvilleareaarts.org/OurCurrentProjects.html and then join in the fun on June 10, from 4-6 p.m., at the AMCC, 114 Richardson Ave., Shohola.

Support the future Picassos of America. This event is designed to nurture young talent and provide young people with the experience of having an “opening night” showcasing their work.