Author Archives: Pat Musick

About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Piero Debuts at the Cornell University Bookstore

Piero della Francesca and The Piero Affair…with side trips made a recent debut at the Cornell University Bookstore. The occasion was a 40th class reunion for author Pat Musick and book designer Laurie Musick Wright, who graduated from Cornell on … Continue reading

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Pat Musick Spring Art Sale

For those of you who are in the Manchester area and missed our last sale, we hope you will stop by the studio next weekend and sip and see! Come view terrific bargains in paintings, drawings, sculpture and artist’s books. … Continue reading

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Update on Piero’s side trips!

The Piero Afair…with side trips is having some great travels!!We are very pleased with the response to the book. Last week Pat did a lecture and book signing at the Clark Institute of Art. She has done two book signings … Continue reading

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Pat Musick and Piero at the Clark

Learn about the mysterious message in Piero’s eyes. Come to Pat’s lecture and book signing, The Piero Affair…with side trips, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA on Thursday, May 7 at 3PM. Or if that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Our Fragile Home at the Irving Art Center, Irving, Texas

This week Our Fragile Home opens at the second venue on the Mid-West tour…The Irving Art Center in Irving, Texas on April 19- July 25.  Jerry Carr will be doing a lecture at 7:30 PM on Earth Day, April 22, … Continue reading

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Pat Musick Lectures at the Clark Institute

I am so very pleased to be invited by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  to do a book signing and lecture on Wednesday May 7th at 3:00 PM. The event is part of the Museum’s Book Fair. The … Continue reading

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Bookstores for Piero Book

The good news is spreading! My book The Piero Affair,,,with side trips can now be found at the following independent New England Bookstores. Buy local!!! Bartelby’s Books, 17 West Main Street, Wilmington, VT Battenkill Books, 15 East Main Street, Cambridge, … Continue reading

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Two Musick Works on Exhibit

Rutland Vermont has become the home of two of Pat Musick’s giant wall sculptures. The first to be installed is Ishtar at the Southside SteakHouse. This is a powerful mixed media work…canvas, stone, wood and steel. Large, sweeping curves describe … Continue reading

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Musick/Carr…February in Arkansas!

Pat and Jerry head to their former home town area in Northwest Arkansas mid February for several art events. On Sunday afternoon the 15th they will do a Meet and Greet, a lecture and a book signing at the Crystal … Continue reading

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Time to Order “The Piero Affair…with side trips

Want to read a unique book about Tuscany? What’s so special about it? This book gives you a complete understanding of this magical place. Open a page and you will find you can’t put it down until the last word. … Continue reading

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