Date(s) - 7/8/2021 - 8/20/2021
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
John Dusko Exhibition
Exhibit Showing July 8 – August 20, 2021
Opening Reception Thursday, July 8 from 5:00-7:00 PM
Gallery: Yocum Institute for Arts Education Holleran Gallery
Address: 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn PA 19609
General Business / Holleran Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday – Closed
Tickets: Free to attend.
About the Exhibit:
Yocum Institute for Arts Education is pleased to host an exhibition by John Dusko from July 8, 2021 – August 20, 2021. The exhibit is free to the public and features the works of Berks County artist John Dusko. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Yocum Institute Holleran Gallery located at 3000 Penn Ave, West Lawn, PA 19609.
At 88, John Dusko has been painting for 76 years. He began his formal art training at the age of 12 with George Walters in Pottstown, PA. He was one of the first graduates of the now famous School of Visual Arts in NYC. It was only one building back then. After art school he was drafted and served in the US Army during the Korean War.
John Dusko paints subjects of Berks County that he feels will have a strong emotional meaning for people, and tries to capture that moment that will best communicate this feeling. John’s intent is for the viewer to become moved by their own memories of a place when they see his work. But perhaps what John finds most interesting is when the viewer feels a deeper meaning when looking at one of his paintings, even if they have never been to the location depicted in the work. Sometimes John will spend many visits at a location until it finally reveals that perfect moment where it is finally speaking to him; as if the location is saying, “OK, now this is the real me.” That is when it is time to paint.