Perkiomen Valley Art Center Offers Bond Art Talk

Artist Jon Bond (at top) will share artistic perspectives Sunday at the Perkiomen Valley Art Center

SCHWENKSVILLE PA – Berks County artist Jon Bond will share his artistic perspectives with visitors Sunday (Feb. 20, 2022) to the Perkiomen Valley Art Center inside Engage Art Studio, 1005 N. Gravel Pike. Bond will describe methods and stories that underpin many of his original works. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

This event has been added to The Posts’ calendar.

Bond draws inspiration from the rustic scenery of northern Berks County, and hills and vales near his studio in Kempton PA. His paintings reflect awesome sunsets and atmospherics of the Kittatinny Ridge and iconic farmsteads of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

“Having spent the better part of my life here, I’ve forged strong bonds with the land and the people,” the artist explains. “Many of the faces I associate with places are gone, while others remain and carry on the legacy of their forbears.”

He works primarily in oils and egg tempera, most often on wood panels and occasionally on scraps of cardboard when preparing studies or sketches. He also works in watercolors, pencil, and silverpoint. “Whether my moods are sullen or joyous,” Bond said, “I always find the tug of the Kempton landscape lifts my soul.”

Bond has exhibited in many juried shows, and received several honors for his work. His art adorns homes, businesses and churches throughout eastern Pennsylvania and the United States.

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center is a non-profit volunteer group promoting fine arts in the region. It also provides encouragement to local artists through educational programs, art exhibits, awards for excellence in the arts, and awards to area high school art students. All programs and art exhibits are free and membership is open to all. Masks are recommended.

Artist Jon Bond photo provided by the Perkiomen Valley Art Center