Local Hustler: Paige Hirsch

Paige has lived in Downtown Silver Spring for over 20 years. Her biggest motivations as an artist are to support her local community while cultivating new experiences through her art. Paige views each of her projects as its own experience, one that she approaches with very few preconceptions other than a color palette. Paige is full of a passion and energy that can be felt in person just as easily as it can be seen in her art.

In her own words, Paige shares a little about herself and her process:

“I am a self-taught abstract painter and collage artist. I am always trying new techniques and love to see how the painting or collage emerges. I begin my work without any preconceived ideas of what the finished piece will look like. I usually have a color palette ready and I go from there. My paintings usually have quite a few layers each one building on the last. I also love to erase some elements in each layer so that the layer underneath shows through. In addition to paint, paper and collage materials, texture will be used to enhance the composition as it slowly emerges from the canvas. My process involves the gradual buildup of many layers of color and texture to create the final piece. I leave my paintings open to interpretation by the viewer. I hope everyone enjoys looking at them as much as I enjoy creating them.”
Whether through working with Fenton Street Market, Creative Colony, Kefa Café, or the soon-to-be Denizen Brewery Co., Paige uses her art to connect and give back to the community she loves.

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Upcoming Events
Gallery at Kefa Café-
Opening Night Reception- Friday, July 18th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Exhibition Open- July 15th – August 23rd
Paige’s work is also to be featured at Denizen Brewery Co. upon its opening in July.
You can track Paige down at Eastern Market on Sundays & Fenton Street Market on Saturdays when she returns in September!

Paige’s Links:
Email- [email protected]
Blog- http://painterpaige.blogspot.com/
Twitter – @painterpaigeart
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/painterpaigeabstractart
Etsy Store- http://www.etsy.com/shop/painterpaige
Society 6- http://society6.com/PaigeSchillerHirsch

Nate Fisher
I am part Dramatic Writer, part Forensic Scientist, a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades and all child at heart. I joined Silver Spring Inc as Content Manager in June 2014 and haven’t stopped smiling since. I’m passionate about movies, nostalgia, meeting new friends, making people smile and helping them accomplish their dreams. As a newcomer to Silver Spring I just want to keep watching and see where it’s going. From an outside perspective, it was clear upon moving here that there is something very special happening in this city right now. It’s my mission to help the Silver Spring community continue to grow and enjoy the ride.

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