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:


Wednesday September 19 2018

Independence Township Senior Community Center

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Skins, Skeins, and Stitches
Fabric Art through the Ages

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.

 

Information at 248 625-8231 or www.indetwp.com/18%20WS%20Senior%20Community%20Center.pdf
Fee $10 for members, $12 non member


 

Thursday Sept 20

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Italian Renaissance
More Change

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 class on line or call 248 644-5832
Fee $40 
Fee helps support the educational mission of the Community House


 

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Independence Township Senior Community Center

1:00 - 2:00 pm

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.

Information at 248 625-8231 or www.indetwp.com/18%20WS%20Senior%20Community%20Center.pdf
Fee $10 for members, $12 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

Wednesday November 14 

Farmington Art Foundation

7:30 - 8:30 pm

A Designing Family
The Saarinens

Saarinen House at Cranbrook exemplifies Eliel Saarinen's belief that an architect's mission is total design from the building and its setting to the spoon on the table inside. He believed in including his talented family in design as well.  This class will focus on Eliel Saarinen's buildings at Cranbrook, but will begin with his work in his native Finland and branch out to include designs by Lola, Pipa, and Eero Saarinen.

Visitors welcome
The talk will begin in Farmington Hills Public Library at 7:30 pm after a 6:45 pm business meeting.


 

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

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