Art Presentations by Wendy Evans

 


To receive regular e-mail updates listing currently-scheduled lectures, tours, and other offerings contact wendyevans@art-talks.org

 

Talks scheduled in public venues through October 2018:


 

Thursdays Sept 6, 13, 20

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Italian Renaissance

This series explores the changes in art as thinkers and artists moved from a focus on the soul and the spiritual world to an interest in people and the physical world which led in turn to an interest in the ideas and ideals of ancient Greece and Rome.  We’ll suggest reasons for these changes and look in depth at the artists who made the developments that remain at the core of Western art for centuries.

Sept 6:   Waking to the World traces the development of a naturalistic art instead of the medieval art which typically copied images from earlier sources, the beginning of artistic interest in humans and their emotions, and the impact of sculpture and architecture that survived from ancient Greece and Rome.

Sept 13: The Flowering of the Renaissance picks up the story as artists who have mastered the mechanics of illusionistic art and the humanistic ideas of ancient Greece turn to using art as an instrument to involve the viewer intellectually and emotionally as well as aesthetically.

Sept 20: More Change looks at the less philosophical, more sensual approach of Venetian artists and at how artists in other parts of Italy responded to the challenge of making art after the ideas and ideals
had been so well mastered earlier. 

 

Register for the series or for any class on line or call 248 644-5832
Fee $110 for series, $40 for individual class.
Fee helps support the educational mission of the Community House


 

Wednesdays September 12, 19, and 26, 2018

Independence Township Senior Community Center

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Immersion Series: Varied Topics

Sept 12: Picturing America  America's art tells America's story. From the earliest inhabitants to today, artists pictured the people, history, and landscape of the country in works that reflect its ideas and ideals. We'll explore a variety of art that helped build our story, some highly realistic, some abstract, some showing our struggles and troubles, but most celebrating our strengths and successes.

Sept 16: Skins, Skeins, and Stitches  There is evidence of weaving back in the Stone Age. Since then we have wrapped ourselves in textiles, walked on carpets, decorated and told stories with embroidery and tapestry. Long dismissed as mere craft, skills in traditional fabric making and decorating have now been embraced as art by art historians and adopted by artists as appropriate ways to create art, to express ideas, or to tell stories. We'll look at a range of examples over time and across continents.

Sept 26: Norman Rockwell: America's Storyteller  No one has captured American life more vividly than Norman Rockwell. This illustrated presentation discusses Rockwell's art and his storytelling ability while exploring several of his best covers for the Saturday Evening Post as well as a selection of other work from his long and productive career.

Immersion Series
Information at 248 625-8231 or
www.indetwp.com/18%20WS%20Senior%20Community%20Center.pdf
Fee $10 per class for members, $12 non member
All three classes $25 for members, $31 for non members


Wednesday October 3, 2018 

Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

10:00 - 11:30 am

Tricks and Treats in Art

A Look at the Macabre and the Mysterious

Who doesn't love a mystery or a scary story? With Halloween coming we'll look at the macabre and the mysterious in art. Prepare to be frightened, horrified, or shocked while looking at art, hearing stories told in art, and exploring art mysteries still to be solved.

Please register at least a day in advance if possible. Non-members are welcome.
Information on fee and registration for classes at 248 644-3450 or at www.thevillageclub.org


  Wednesdays October 4, 11, 18, 
  25 November 1 and 8, 2018

Jewish Federation

10:00 - 11:30 am

Jewish Art and Soul

Explore Jewish art and artists from ancient times to the present. Each week is an opportunity to see the art and hear the stories behind famous Jewish artists. We'll study artists including Marc Chagall, Albert Kahn, Annie Leibovitz, and Ben Shahn in depth, as well as other famous artists and some lesser-known Jewish artists whose work is well worth discovering.

Information and registration on line at jccdet.org/FedEd
Fee for the 6-class series $110


Wednesday October 3, 2018 

Jewish Community Center

11:00 - noon

Tricks and Treats in Art

Who doesn't love a mystery or a scary story? With Halloween coming we'll look at the macabre and the mysterious in art. Prepare to be frightened, horrified, or shocked while looking at art, hearing stories told in art, and exploring art mysteries still to be solved.

Open to anyone 55+. Fee $5
Information at http://www.jccdet.org/adults/active-life/ 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or rchessler@jccdet.org


Wednesday October 31, 2018 

Birmingham Next

11:00 - noon

Tricks and Treats in Art

Who doesn't love a mystery or a scary story? With Halloween coming we'll look at the macabre and the mysterious in art. Prepare to be frightened, horrified, or shocked while looking at art, hearing stories told in art, and exploring art mysteries still to be solved.

Open to anyone 50+ ($15 for nonmembers)
Information and registration at 248 203-5270 or
at www.birminghamnext.org
Pre-registration is required

I am scheduled to talk also to the following private groups over this period:- All Seasons of Birmingham and of West Bloomfield; Birmingham Senior Women, Fox Run, IPV Peer to Peer enrichment group, Milford Fine Arts Association, Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan, and the Novi Historical Association.

I give talks in private homes. If you are interested in a talk for a private or public group contact me.

To receive regular e-mail updates listing currently-scheduled lectures, tours, and other offerings contact
wendyevans@art-talks.org

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Art, like morality, consists of drawing a line.

 

G. K. Chesterton