In this five-part series, we go behind-the-scenes with some of RPAC Gallery’s resident artists to learn about the inspiration for their Seeing 2020 exhibit artwork, now on display at RPAC Gallery. From quarantine to Black Lives Matter, emotional turmoil to natural disasters, each artist created amazing artwork that will be shown in the Gallery now through November 29th, 2020.

Today, we’re spotlighting Greg Mursko, artist and co-founder of RPAC Gallery and RPAC Art Center & Academy. To view the exhibit in person, visit the gallery at 410 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT. To experience the exhibit from the comfort of your own home, take their virtual tour.

What (specifically, about 2020) was your inspiration for this piece? 

2020 affected me in many ways, but what affected me most of all was racism. I just can’t stand racism in any form from police brutality toward the black community to asking your race on a job application.

Understanding that art is often subjective, is there a takeaway you hope people come away with after viewing your piece? 

I hope people see that even though we may look and sound different we are the same. We all need to stand together. We are one.

How has 2020 impacted your art, whether good or bad.

2020 impacted my art by giving me a wide variety of terrifying incidents as subject matter. It’s hard to choose what to draw. COVID 19, racism, weather events, greed, bad politics, forest fires, giant “killer” hornets, etc.

What is your primary hope for 2021?

My primary hope is for change in our society that puts people first and allows all of us to move forward as equals.

Anything else you’d like to share about yourself or your art? 

I welcome everyone to check out www.rpacartcenter.com. We have a special group of artists at the Ridgefield Professional Art Center and RPAC Gallery. Come and see our work.

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