Art Presentations by Wendy Evans


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Talks scheduled in public venues through August 2017:

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.

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or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or

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

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;  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.

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Art, like morality, consists of drawing a line.


G. K. Chesterton