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 July 2018:


Thursday April 26, 2018

Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

10:00 - 11:30 am

The Art of Garden Design

Alexander Pope in 734 argued that "all gardening is landscape painting. Just like a landscape hung up." This presentation will discuss how art has impacted garden design and will explore famous gardens from a variety of times and continents including gardens created by artists.

Non-members are welcome but please register at the reception desk before the day before the class.
Fee $20 member, $30 non member
Information and registration for classes at 248 644-3450 or at or at www.thevillageclub.org


Thursdays May 3 and 31

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Cities for Art Lovers
BOSTON and PARIS

Each class looks at the best art to be seen in public places and museums, some well-known, others less so.   The lavishly illustrated talks are enjoyable whether you are looking for ideas for a future visit, want to remember past joys, or just wish to sample the best art the world has to offer.

May 3    BOSTON  This class will sample works in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, explore the DeCordova Sculpture Park, visit the stunning modern building on the waterfront that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art, and look at the Harvard Museums.
May 31   PARIS   This class will take you to a variety of museums including the world-famous Louvre, but also to churches including the magical Sainte-Chapelle.

Register for one or both classes on line or call 248 644-5832
Series of 2 classes FACAL01 $60
Individual classes FAB01 or FAP01 $35
(fee supports the educational mission of the Community House)


Wednesdays May 9, 16, 23 2018

Independence Township Senior Community Center

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Architecture of Detroit and Beyond

This is an exciting time to be in Detroit. The city is beginning to grow again. This 3-week series looks at buildings from Detroit's rise in the late 19th century, through the glory days of the booming automobile industry, on to the most recent new constructions and renovations. The last talk in the series takes us beyond Detroit to deal with one of Detroit's most interesting architects, a man who changed the face of cities and towns from Detroit to Novosibirsk.

May 9: Detroit Architecture: Old and New looks at a mix of architects, styles, and types of buildings including homes from the Charles Lang Freer house to Frank Lloyd Wright's Turkel House, skyscrapers that changed Detroit's skyline from the 20th to 21st centuries, and public buildings like the libraries built in the 1920s.
May 16: Detroit Architecture: Sacred Spaces  Detroit is home to many churches with interesting histories, varied architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. From the mid 1800s to the Great Depression Detroiters built one magnificent house of worship after another. We'll explore a selection from the earliest surviving ones, Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Mariners' Church onwards.
May 23:  Detroit's Architect: Albert Kahn - Temples, Factories and More  This presentation looks 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. We'll look beyond Detroit to trace how this modest immigrant with only an elementary school education went from obscure beginnings to world renown. His innovations changed how factories were built and were crucial for the rise of the auto industry and in enabling the US to become the Arsenal of Democracy.

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


Thursday May 10, 2018

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - 12:15pm

Gardens in Art

Alexander Pope in 734 argued that "all gardening is landscape painting. Just like a landscape hung up." This presentation will discuss gardens created by artists, and how art has impacted garden design,  and how garden design has impacted art.

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


Friday May 11, 2018

Farmington Hills Senior Services

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Royals

Especially for Mother's Day, at the beautiful Longacre House, you'll hear stories about royal families and enjoy the Royal Treatment over a delicious lunch with friends and family. Bring your coronets and pearls!

Register in advance only for class # 333066-01
Open to a
dults 50 and better
Non-residents welcome for $18 lunch fee, residents $15
Information call 248 473-1830


Wednesdays May 16, 23 2018

Independence Township Senior Community Center

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Architecture of Detroit and Beyond

May 16: Detroit Architecture: Sacred Spaces  Detroit is home to many churches with interesting histories, varied architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. From the mid 1800s to the Great Depression Detroiters built one magnificent house of worship after another. We'll explore a selection from the earliest surviving ones, Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Mariners' Church onwards.
May 23:  Detroit's Architect: Albert Kahn - Temples, Factories and More  This presentation looks 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. We'll look beyond Detroit to trace how this modest immigrant with only an elementary school education went from obscure beginnings to world renown. His innovations changed how factories were built and were crucial for the rise of the auto industry and in enabling the US to become the Arsenal of Democracy.

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
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Thursday May 24, 2018

Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

10:00 - 11:30 am

Art Controversies: Old and New

Art has been controversial over the centuries for a variety of reasons. We'll explore some of the issues, including questions such as these: 
  Does art require craftsmanship, beauty, or fine materials?
  Is it the artist's mind or his hand that is crucial?
  Is Impressionism a "mess of palette scrapings" as a critic claimed?
  Is modern art something your child could have done?
  Where is the line between art and pornography, art and sacrilege, art and vandalism, art and politics?
  Who chooses the canon?
  Should governments fund art? Should public art require public approval?
  Who should keep art plundered long ago?

Non-members are welcome but please register at the reception desk before the day before the class.
Fee $20 member, $30 non member
Information and registration for classes at 248 644-3450 or at or at www.thevillageclub.org


Wednesday May 30, 2018

Farmington Hills Senior Services

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Women in Art

Some of the earliest art we have, from 30,000 years ago, seems to show women barefoot, pregnant, and in the cave. Over the centuries since then, male artists have tended to portray women either as goddesses or evil temptresses. This illustrated presentation looks at how the male gaze rendered the female and explores the changes when women have the chance to become artists.

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


Thursday May 31, 2018

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Cities for Art Lovers
PARIS

Each class in a continuing series looks at the best art to be seen in public places and museums, some well-known, others less so.   The lavishly illustrated talks are enjoyable whether you are looking for ideas for a future visit, want to remember past joys, or just wish to sample the best art the world has to offer.

May 31   PARIS   This class will take you to a variety of museums including the world-famous Louvre, but also to churches including the magical Sainte-Chapelle.

Register on line or call 248 644-5832
Class FAP01 $35
(fee supports the educational mission of the Community House)


Thursday June 7, 2018

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - 12:15pm

Norman Rockwell
America's Storyteller

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.

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


Monday June 25, 2018

Bloomfield Township Public Library

7:00-8:00 pm

Cities for Art Lovers
BERLIN

This series looks at the best art to be seen in public places and museums in cities around the world.   You will enjoy the images presented whether you are looking for ideas for a future visit, want to remember past joys, or just wish to sample the best art the world has to offer.

June 25    BERLIN is a city with such an abundance of art, you would have to stay three years to see the wide variety of museums we will visit sitting in the library. We'll range from art made 4000 years ago to works created this century, taking in plenty of treasures in between.
July 30    MADRID boasts the world-famous Prado Museum but has many other treats for the art lover to enjoy in the city and its environs. We'll visit 5 museums and a few other special places.

Registration is required
Residents can register on line when program is listed on calendar
Non-residents may register one week before the class


Wednesday July 11, 2018

Farmington Hills Senior Services

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Picturing America

America's art tells America's story - the optimism, struggles, humor and pain.  We'll explore how people from the earliest inhabitants to today have pictured the history and landscape of the country reflecting its ideas and ideals.

The images will range from realistic paintings of John Singleton Copley to modern abstractions by Jackson Pollock; from the innocent America captured by Norman Rockwell in his early work to the struggles of black Americans seen in his late paintings and those of black artists like Jacob Lawrence; and from inspiring views of unspoiled country by Thomas Cole to the lonely cities of Edward Hopper.

These artists, and others whose work we'll see, help build our picture of America.

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


Thursday July 12, 2018

Jewish Community Center
Janice Charach Gallery

11:00 am - 12:15pm

Jewish Artist Collective:
Chicago

What We Carry, a group show by the Jewish Artist Collective: Chicago is on display in the Janice Charach Gallery Sunday June 3 through Thursday July 12, 2018. This presentation will be given in the gallery surrounded by the actual art. We will explore the ideas of the collective as well as talk about the individual artists and the works on display.

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


Thursdays July 18 and 26

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Cities for Art Lovers
LONDON and VIENNA

Each class looks at the best art to be seen in public places and museums, some well-known, others less so.   The lavishly illustrated talks are enjoyable whether you are looking for ideas for a future visit, want to remember past joys, or just wish to sample the best art the world has to offer.

July 18    LONDON  This updates an earlier talk to include art and architecture from my most recent visit as well as a new selection of the art I loved growing up among the top museums and less well known collections in and around the city.
July 26    VIENNA   A city that is as great for art lovers as for music lovers. We'll explore its architectural highlights and visit museums including the world-renowned Kunsthistoriches Museum, the Albertina for its unparalleled collection of prints and drawings, the Leopold Museum for Austrian art and design, the MUMOK for modern art, the Belvedere Palace, and the unusual Museum of Fakes.

Register for one or both classes on line or call 248 644-5832
(fee supports the educational mission of the Community House)


Monday July 30, 2018

Bloomfield Township Public Library

7:00-8:00 pm

Cities for Art Lovers
MADRID

July 30    MADRID boasts the world-famous Prado Museum but has many other treats for the art lover to enjoy in the city and its environs. We'll visit 5 museums and a few other special places.

Registration is required
Residents can register on line when program is listed on calendar
Non-residents may register one week before the class


I am scheduled to talk also to the following private groups over this period:- All Seasons of Birmingham and of Rochester; Franklin Hills Country Club, Franklin Hills Garden Club, Kendal at Oberlin, Samaritas, SOAR, and Sustainers of the Junior League of Detroit.

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