Playing 'Round: Creative Fun with Circles'
with artist Sky Pape

Sky Pape is a Canadian-born artist living in NYC. Known for abstract works on and of paper. Pape has exhibited widely in gallery and museum shows for over thirty-five years. Her work is in museum, corporate, and private collections internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Among Pape’s honors and awards are grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the E.D. Foundation, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, a City Artist Corps grant from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, fully-funded residency fellowships in Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bogliasco Foundation, and in New York from the Swimming Hole Foundation. Published reviews of Pape’s work include The New York Times, ARTnews, Art & Antiques, and more. She is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York City.

For fourteen years, Pape maintained a parallel career in scientific research, primarily in the fields of schizophrenia, genetics and traumatic brain injury. Her interest in the sciences continues to inform her work.

During the 90-minute workshop at the gallery, artist Sky Pape talked briefly about circles in art history and everyday life and how incidents and increments figure into the creative process. After learning about the behind story and seeing images of various artworks inspired by a form of the circle, a bag of materials was provided to each participant. Each bag had a select variety of materials (including hand-painted circles) to ignite their ingenuity while making their creations.

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