Art Presentations by Wendy Evans


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Talks scheduled in public venues through August 2017:

Tuesdays July 11, 18, 25 

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Great Museums

Each illustrated talk explores important works in one of the great art museums in the world. 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 these museums.

July 11:  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. 
July 18:  Metropolitan Museum, New York   The largest museum in America now has works in 3 locations so we'll explore a variety of art from the main Met as well as the Cloisters and the new Met Breuer. 
July 25:  Uffizi Gallery, Florence   In the heart of Florence is one of the most famous museums in the world, with the Medici Collection at its core and works from all the great Italian artists mostly from the 12th to 17th centuries.

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

Thursday July 13, 2017

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - noon

 The Detroit Institute of Arts
American Collection

The first paintings acquired by the museum were by contemporary American artists.  Edgar Richardson, the 6th director of the DIA, wrote the first textbook on American art, illustrating it mostly with works from the museum's own collection.  Now documented in 3 fine volumes, the American collection is highly regarded, has toured overseas to great acclaim, and contains works often featured as highlights in special exhibitions organized by other museums.

Open to anyone 55+
Information at 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or

Thursday August 17, 2017

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - noon

 The Golden Age of Dutch Art

Visitors to the Netherlands in the 1600s were amazed at the number of paintings in Dutch homes and businesses. As a wealthy maritime power the Dutch had the highest per capita income in Europe. Painting served as a way to fashion Dutch identity. With artists like Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Rachel Ruysch, Gerhard ter Borch, Judith Leyster, Jan Vermeer and more, this presentation will be rich in visual delights.

Open to anyone 55+
Information at 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or

Friday August 18, 2017

Farmington Hills Senior Services

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Art of Flowers

Artists over the centuries and across cultures have depicted flowers for several reasons, not least their inherent beauty. Georgia O'Keeffe painted flowers up close and large to get even busy people to notice them. Others have used flowers to symbolize love, transience or death. We'll explore these and many other widely varied uses of flowers in art.

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 in Spring/Summer Activities Guide or call 248 473-1830
Registration required

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 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or

I am scheduled to talk also to the following private groups over this period:- 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;  Shaarey Zedek; SOAR and SOAR Macomb.

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

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Art, like morality, consists of drawing a line.


G. K. Chesterton