Phil Smith


Beautiful Minds in Rockland County

“Beautiful Minds – Pure Vision”, an exhibition of art produced at the Pure Vision Arts Studio (PVA) is on display through January 24, 2016 at the Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA). This exhibition brings together two arts organizations, PVA and RoCA. PVA was founded in 2002 by The Shield Institute, a non-profit organization, providing […]

Van Der Plas gallery Exterior

What’s in a Name: In and Out

The Spectra of Outsider Art Simply by definition, the ancestral roots of Outsider Art can be traced back 17,000 years to the caves in Lascaux, France during the upper Paleolithic era. On those “gallery” walls inside the caves were many works of art made by anonymous artists who were “untrained and untouched by culture.” From […]