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 6 February 2020 


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

   Thursday 19 December 

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.

NOTE: Date change because of room conflict at JCC

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. 

Registration opens mid November - required

Information at 248 647-1700 or www.baldwinlib.org


Thursday 9 January 2020 

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - 12:15 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. The images presented will bring back fond memories of artworks familiar to you, introduce you to some new paintings, and give ideas of what to look for in future visits to these museums.

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


Thursdays 16 and 30 January and 6 February 2020

Birmingham Community House

7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Era of Impressionism: 1870-1900


This series highlights the changes in art and architecture during the last decades of the 19th century. We'll examine how artists and architects in Europe and the US reacted to photography, art from non-Western cultures, and the evolving modern world. Discover how painters experimented with different ways of applying paint to canvas, sculptors created new surfaces in sculpture, and architects explored new materials and innovative ways of planning and decorating structures.

Jan 16 
The 1870s   Trace the development of Impressionism and look at art from the first four Impressionist exhibitions. The artists who rebelled against old subjects and styles include Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, and Edgar Degas.
Jan 30 The 1880s  Explore the final Impressionist exhibition and the later art of Paul Cezanne, as well as the impact of Impressionism's color palette, style, and subject matter on artists like Edouard Manet, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gogh.
Feb 6 The 1890s  Examine the later art of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro and the introduction of Impressionism to the US. We'll also explore the impact of Symbolism on the art of Paul Gauguin and see how the Arts and Crafts movement and the rejection of historicism impacted design and architecture in Europe and America.

Information and registration for any or all classes at 248 644-5832 or on line
Fee for whole series $110.  Fee
for single classes $40
(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, PEO Birmingham Group, and the IPV Peer to Peer Enrichment. 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