The Art of Community and Creativity
In 1905, three visual artists and several business professionals connected over art. Today, more than 100 years later, the York Art Association continues to bring individuals of all art persuasions together to develop skills and explore creativity together.
CGA Law Firm Shareholder and Attorney Zachary E. Nahass says he first discovered the York Art Association when he was approached by the organization to assist with several legal matters. During the period of his legal work with the York Art Association, a vacancy opened on its Board of Directors. While he considers himself “more of an observer and appreciator than a creator of art,” Nahass eagerly accepted the invitation to join the board.
“The York Art Association provides an affordable and accessible inroad to the development of artistic creation in the visual arts, with classes suited to beginner, aspiring and accomplished artists,” he says.
Nahass, along with members of the entire CGA team, recognize and support the role that the arts play in enriching a creative community like York.
While discussing the work of Association members with the Board of Directors during its recent Annual Spring Members Exhibition in the Nancy M. Woodward Gallery, Nahass says that while he wouldn’t consider himself a student of the arts, “I subscribe to the ‘I know it when I see it’ theory of art appreciation, and I don’t discriminate in terms of media or style. If I had to pick a favorite, I would probably go with vibrant colors used in abstract or impressionistic renderings — something that will catch the eye from across the room.”
Catching the eye is something that art in any form, in any medium, achieves. Like artists exercising creativity through their artwork, the attorneys and legal professionals of CGA Law Firm demonstrate their creativity each day by providing innovative solutions to their clients’ legal matters.
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