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 December 2017:


Wednesday September 13

Jewish Community Center
Janice Charach Gallery

11:00 am - noon

 Stitching Stories

Quilts, samplers, embroidery, and applique have been used to tell meaningful stories, sometimes historical, sometimes religious, and often, as in the Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, deeply moving. We'll explore the beautiful art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitiz (on display in the Janice Charach Gallery July 16-Spetember 19, 2017) as well as a range of other stitched examples from the Bayeux Tapestry and Torah Ark curtains to 20th century quilts and samplers.

Information at http://www.jccdet.org/adults/active-life/ 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or rchessler@jccdet.org


Tue Sept 26, Wed Dec 13

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Architecture: Old and New

Tuesday September 26    Detroit Architecture

Detroit is growing again. We'll look at some of the plans for new buildings and renovations of old ones after exploring a mix of buildings from the late 19th century on. One focus will be on buildings by architect Louis Kamper, another on the engineering and architectural innovations of Albert Kahn, and a third on the design principles of Wirt Rowland.

Wednesday December 13  Chicago Architecture 

Chicago is noted for its cutting edge architecture. The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 gave the city the chance to rebuild when steel could be made cheaply enough to be used for construction. From then on Chicago has been a place for great architects and architectural innovation. We'll look at a wide range of buildings – skyscrapers, homes, apartments, museums by top architects like Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Jeanne Gang.

Information and registration for any or all classes at 248 644-5832 or on line
(Fee helps support the educational mission of the Community House
)


Wednesday Sept 27, 2017

Farmington Hills Senior Services

10:00 - 11:30 am

The Real Downton Abbey and
Other Treasure Houses of Britain

Explore the art, lore and landscape from Highclere Castle, the location and inspiration for the Downton Abbey TV series plus more stories, art and landscaping from other stately homes.  You'll find truth stranger and every bit as  salacious and exciting as the fiction.

Dine and Discover Program
Open to a
dults 50 and better
Non-residents welcome for same $8 lunch fee if they pay annual fee $20
Information call 248 473-1830
Registration required


Tuesday October 3, 2017 

Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

10:00 - 11:30 am

Claude Monet
The Impressionist Art of Seeing

The Impressionist paintings so loved today began in the rebellion of Claude Monet and a few of his fellow art students against the formalism and sentimentality that characterized French academic art in the late 19th-century.  This presentation explores how and why they transformed art. It is geared to the exhibition Monet: Framing Life at the DIA from October 22, 2017 to March 4, 2018.

Non-members are welcome. Fee $20 member, $30 non member
Information and registration for classes at 248 644-3450 or at www.thevillageclub.org


Tuesday November 7

Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

10:00 - 11:30 am

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 talenteed 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.

Non-members are welcome. Fee $20 member, $30 non member
Information and registration for classes at 248 644-3450 or at www.thevillageclub.org


Thursday November 16, 2017

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - noon

 Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Located in an old railway station, this museum is a tourist favorite with its large collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, plus other works from the mid 19th century through the early 20th. Hopefully the images presented will bring back fond memories of artworks familiar to you and give ideas of what to look for in future visits to this great museum.

Information at http://www.jccdet.org/adults/active-life/ 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or rchessler@jccdet.org


Wednesday Nov 29, 2017

Farmington Hills Senior Services

10:00 - 11:45 am

Detroit's Architect
Albert Kahn

Look at some of the more than 400 structures Albert Kahn built in the Detroit area from his own residence to the largest marble-clad building in the world, the Fisher Building. Discover how this modest immigrant with only an elementary school education went from obscurity to world renown. His innovations changed how factories were built, were crucial for the rise of the auto industry, and enabled the US to become the Arsenal of Democracy.

Dine and Discover Program
Open to a
dults 50 and better
Non-residents welcome for same $8 lunch fee if they pay annual fee $20
Information call 248 473-1830
Registration required


Wednesday December 7

Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Norman Rockwell
America's Story Teller

No artist has captured American life more vividly than Norman Rockwell. We'll explore some of his best-loved covers for the Saturday Evening Post as well as a selection of other works from his long and productive career.

Non-members are welcome. Fee $20 member, $30 non member
Information and registration for classes at 248 644-3450 or at www.thevillageclub.org


Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Chicago Architecture: Old and New

Chicago is noted for its cutting edge architecture. The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 gave the city the chance to rebuild when steel could be made cheaply enough to be used for construction. From then on Chicago has been a place for great architects and architectural innovation. We'll look at a wide range of buildings – skyscrapers, homes, apartments, museums by top architects like Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Jeanne Gang.

Information and registration at 248 644-5832 or on line
(Fee helps support the educational mission of the Community House
)


Thursday December 14, 2017

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - noon

 Children's Book Illustrations

Books for children have some of the best illustrations. We'll look at examples spanning from late 19th and early 20th century artists like Randolph Caldecott, E. H. Sheperd, and Beatrix Potter to contemporary award winners like Angela Barrett, Jerry Pinkney, Maurice Sendak, and Mo Willems.

Information at http://www.jccdet.org/adults/active-life/ 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or rchessler@jccdet.org


I am scheduled to talk also to the following private groups over this period:- ALI, All Seasons of Birmingham, and West Bloomfield; Cedarbrook; Country Club of Detroit; Farmington Hills 50 and Better Dine and Discover, Fox Run, PEO Birmingham Branch; Samaritas;  SOAR 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