Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) is proud to announce its newest West End Master Series Lecture, “Sketching in Baghdad” which will take place on Veterans Day, November 11, at 3 PM at PMAC. The West End Master Series is generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank. The lecture is free and open to the public with any donations received to be donated to the Pease Greeters.
“Sketching in Baghdad” will be a talk relaying Steve Medeiros’ personal perspective on how art changed and evolved throughout his life so far. Being his constant companion in childhood, pausing in adulthood and subsequently reigniting during his Military Service. He will recount observations of Army life and serving in a combat zone. The artist will also discuss how his experience of atelier training at The Academy of Realist Art Boston has elevated his painting from being a mere hobby to a meaningful creative outlet.
About Steve Medeiros: Steve’s growing body of work explores personal subjects drawn and painted realistically. His artwork is shaped by his unique life experiences. After serving 5 years in the US Army stationed in Germany and one combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004-2005, Steve came back to his home state of Massachusetts.
Once self-taught, Steve has reconnected with his passion for art while training in the academic method at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston. Steve is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Malden Sketch Group. His artwork has been exhibited in several local events including the Bristol Art Museum, The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Melrose Arts Festival, the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA and the Savvy Art Competition. He is leading a project working with VFW Post 1506 to create a community mural commemorating local service members’ sacrifice.
Steve lives in Melrose with his family and creates commissioned pieces, sells artwork online as well as locally in person.
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