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 currently scheduled in public venues through December 2019 


  Weds 23, 30 Oct., 6, 13 Nov.

JLearn Adult Ed

noon - 1:30 pm

The Art of our Jewish Heritage

Using art to illustrate these classes, we will explore the spiritual history and rituals of the ancient and modern Jewish world. Join us as we cover a range of topics including synagogues and their contents; holy books and stories from scripture and history; the Jewish people, their lives and spiritual rituals.

Information and registration on line at JLearn Adult Ed
REGISTRATION REQUIRED for the complete series - fee $70 - no walk ins or single classes


Thursday 7 November

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Museo del Prado, Madrid

The Prado, with the Spanish royal collection at its core, has the world's finest collection of Spanish art and also has one of the best collections of other European art from the 12th to the early 19th century.
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 Madrid.

Information and registration for any or all classes at 248 644-5832 or on line
Fee
$40
(Fee helps support the educational mission of the Community House
)


Thursday 14 November 

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

The Manoogian Collection

Richard and Jane Manoogian are not only avid art collectors, they are passionate about sharing their outstanding collection. They want everyone to appreciate and love American art as they do, so they lone their collection to museums in Michigan and elsewhere. From 5 October to 30 December 2019 the Flint Institute of Arts has an exhibition Visions of American Life, 1850-1940: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection.

Open to anyone 55+
Registration not required. Fee $5
Information at http://www.jccdet.org/adults/active-life/ 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or rchessler@jccdet.org


Thursday 5 December 2019

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

One of the great museums of the world, the fine art museum in Vienna is famous for its stellar European painting collection mostly assembled by the imperial family in the 17th century. It also has rare objects from the treasure rooms and cabinets of curiosities of the Hapsburgs as well as art from Egypt and the ancient Middle East.
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 Vienna.

Information and registration for any or all classes at 248 644-5832 or on line
Fee
$40
(Fee helps support the educational mission of the Community House
)


Thursday 12 December 

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

From Mud to Magic: Ceramics

This presentation takes a trip through the history of working with clay from stone age sculptures, through delicate porcelains, to the studio potters of today. Since Detroit is home to Pewabic pottery we'll take a special look at the work of its founder Mary Chase Perry.

Open to anyone 55+
Registration not required. Fee $5
Information at http://www.jccdet.org/adults/active-life/ 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or rchessler@jccdet.org


Sunday 15 December 

Baldwin Public Library

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Art of the Italian Renaissance

 

About 500 years ago Europe went through a period of exciting change as people awoke to the wonders of our world and to the ideas and ideals of ancient Greece and Rome.  We will explore the reasons for this and the changes in art brought as thinkers and artists moved from focusing on the soul and the spiritual world to an interest in people and the physical world.  The changes made by Renaissance artists remained at the core of Western art for centuries. 

Information at 248 554-4651 or www.baldwinlib.org


I am scheduled to talk also to the following private groups over this period:-  All Seasons of Birmingham, All Seasons of West Bloomfield, Birmingham Women's Club, Detroit Institute of Arts IPV Peer to Peer Enrichment, Farmington Hills Country Club, Franklin Hills Country Club Cultural Evening, Fox Run YOU group, Garden Buds, and the Questors of Birmingham. If you belong to one of these groups do come!

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