Brief Identity Crisis:
it's a beautiful day in the __________ #sans #MrRogers
In January 2014 we experimented with “experience”. let me say that one more time, just so it sinks in.
It was the longest running show at PÄS thus far. the experience was loaded with lessons. lessons about art, about life, about community. We killed PÄS, took a sabbatical, and returned as Neighborhood. We were focused on thinking about our neighborhood—the one we are so engrained. The name and concept of Think Neighborhood had our complete attention. “Let’s add walls, a window, and change the whole name of our space! why not act on our thoughts?…”
Well, we figured if we never act on any our our thoughts, we will never learn or grow into anything new. (And we would have never started PÄS as we know it today if we had never acted on wild ideas…) So, here we are 9 months after the death of PÄS, the birth of Neighborhood, and now the resurrection of PÄS.
This time we aren’t eliminating Neighborhood because it’s actually been there the entire time.
Our tag line from the inception of PÄS has been ‘Do Art. View Art. Love People.’ which, to us, ultimately means ‘Think Neighborhood.’
During our 9-month hiatus from PÄS, we didn’t really change anything. and so the brief identity crisis was necessary for us to realize who we really are. aaand, good news! we are the same olé project art school that we were back in 2009. Certainly we’ve grown, matured, and taken chances along the way, but we continue to take it day by day. We’re relaxing in who we are. The chances that we take only nourish our souls. It’s like a spiritual pay day. The venues of the downtown fullerton art walk and the colonists in the Magoski Arts Colony, two things in which we are founding members, bring us closer to who we are today. Tomorrow will take care of tomorrow… Welcome (back) to PÄS.
PÄS Gallery + Studio
yeah, that sounds good.