Todd Rustad, the nephew of the late pastel artist Richard C. Pionk, has created a CD of original piano music. The proceeds from CD sales will support the Richard C. Pionk Memorial Fund. The fund was set up at the Salmagundi Club, where Pionk had been president. Memorial funds will be used to promote excellence in oil and pastel art.
Sounds like a perfect way to acquire new music to paint by, honor the memory of a pastel master, and provide funds for the continuing support of pastel art! To listen to CD samples or to order a CD, visit Rustad’s website.
To read more about Pionk, see our earlier blog entry about his passing.
Persion Vase With Pears (above; pastel, 19×25) by Richard C. Pionk