Harrison Council for the Arts presents “The Art of Retirement,” paintings by Frank Sierzega at the Harrison Public Library on view April 7 to May 3, 2019 with an opening reception April 13 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
Frank Sierzega, a graduate of Harrison High School, received his BA from Fredonia College in upstate New York. He also attended the College of New Rochelle and studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Frank has worked as a free-lance illustrator and graphic artist. In 1987, he became a full-time staff artist for JA Sexauer Inc., of Scarsdale, responsible for designing and illustrating brochures and catalogs many of which included “Kicker,” the super mule mascot.
In June 2006, Sierzega became a full-time worker in the Harrison DPW, in the Parks division. He retired in June, 2016.
Frank has been using pastels for several years and appreciates their immediacy and their intensity of color. More recently, he has tried acrylic painting on canvas and hopes to become more comfortable and confident with each new painting.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am to 9:00pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm. For information call the Library 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org.