Gordon Przybyla is a name everyone in this community knows. He is an accomplished artist, having developed his skills in a variety of media including graphite, acrylic, photography, digital, video and more. Gordon has been creating art for the majority of his life and always knew he would be an artist, “We are all artists in one way or another”. He received his BFA in Advertising Design and Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in New York. He doesn’t like to restrict himself or his art to one form of expression, and instead chooses what media to work with based on his “mood”, describing his style as “changing”. He gains insight for his work from other artists, famous and friend alike, finding all of them admirable and inspirational. He believes hard work and patience will always lead to success. “Work over failure,” he says, is the key to being an artist.
Gordon has been a member of the Newburyport Art Association for over 30 years, initially deciding to join because of their life drawing class. He went on to moderate this Wednesday night staple for over 20 years, only retiring from a leadership role in June of 2018. He is an active member of the NAA, and was recently designated as a Master Artist. Living up to his motto “Eat, drink, and be merry,” you can catch him at the Port Tavern participating in Drink N’ Draw every last Thursday of the month at 7pm. Gordon’s work will be on display in Theater in the Open’s Poe performance which is running September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 all from 6-7pm and is fittingly being presented (for free) in The Ellen T. Brown Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport. As if this wasn’t enough, he will have a sculpture created in collaboration with Damon Jespersen in the upcoming Sculpture at Maudslay show, running September 8th-29th. Mark your calendars for the annual show’s reception on September 14th, beginning at 2pm.
We are pleased to say Gordon’s work can next be seen in a solo show, August 20th-25th, in the Hills Gallery of the NAA. He will host an artist reception on Saturday, August 24th, 6-8pm. The work in the show will be a “variety of creation,” so make sure to check it out!
To view more of Gordon’s work, check out his website at http://artofgordon.blogspot.com.