Art Presentations by Wendy Evans



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Talks scheduled through December 2022


Wendy's Art History Series ZOOM

This is a continuing series that began for a restricted class in 2018 with Ancient Mesopotamia. While it is on Zoom we have expanded it so anyone interested may attend but must register. Upcoming classes explore challenges to the art canon from people excluded in the past. After that we’ll explore the history, processes, and art of printmaking.

Tuesdays November 15, December 13   10:00 am-noon
REGISTRATION REQUIRED if you have are not already signed up for this series.

Information and registratration from Wendy at



St. Regis Catholic Church New Dawn Group


Sunday 18 September 2022

Experiencinging the Spiritual in Art

2:00 - 3:00 pm

People from cultures around the world and over the centuries have found the sacred in art and have used art to encourage spiritual experiences. While showing art from various faiths as well as secular art, this presentation will suggest ways in which you can engage more fully with art in order to experience its spirituality more deeply.

For information call Cheri Taunt  248 761-7201 or email Scott Anastasia
No fee but registration is required.



Farmington Hills - Dine and Discover


Wednesday 28 September 2022

Vincent van Gogh
Painter of Passion

11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait entered the DIA collection 100 years ago, the first work of his to be bought by a museum in the US. He had little success in his lifetime but that changed. His poignant story and expressive art now resonate with viewers. Join art historian Wendy Evans for a lively discussion of his art, life, and the advocates from his sister-in-law to the artists, collectors, dealers, and curators who told his story and promoted his art in the US. This presentation is designed to increase the enjoyment of the special exhibition Van Gogh in America that is at the DIA from October 2, 2022 to January 22, 2023.

$10 for residents/$12 for non-residents includes lunch.
Registration and information at City of Farmington Hills, Adults 50+, Activity Search


Elderwise Learning, Ann Arbor

Thursdays 6,13,20 October 2022

The Post-Impressionists

10:00 am-noon

French Impressionists in the 1870s and early 1880s introduced a new way of painting in bright color to try to capture the brilliance of ourdoor light. The artists dubbed Post-Impressionists tended to retain the vivid colors but rejected the idea that art should simply depict the world spontaneously as it is. Some, like Gauguin and Van Gogh, wanted a more emotional approach. Others, like Cezanne and Seurat, wanted more structure.
In these 3 sessions Wendy Evans explores the work and ideas of these and other artists working in France in the late 1800s and discusses how they differ from their predecessors.

$45 for members/$30 for non-members for the series.
Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day before the class.


JLearn - Max M. Fisher Building

Thursdays 27 October, 3,10 November

On Display
Judaism at the DIA

10:00 - 11:30 am

The Detroit Institute of Arts, like all the areas's cultural institutions benefits enormously from Jewish support..
This series explores a wide variety of DIA artworks with special focus on those with a Jewish connection, either from the artist, the subject depicted, or the donor. Join Wendy in person at the Max M Fisher Building to see the contribution the Jewish community has made on the art in the DIA.

Open to anyone but PRIOR REGISTRATION REQUIRED -No single classes or walkins.
Tuition $60 for the series.
Information and registration at 248 205-2557 or


The Village Club

Wednesday 7 December

The British Royals

10:00 - 11:30 am

A historical look at a selection of monarchs from Alfred the Great to Charles III who will be crowned king in 2023. There will be plenty of pictures and stories of royal objects and events from births to burnt cakes, crowns to christenings, marriages to mistresses, and palaces to privies. Bring your coronets and pearls. 

Nonmembers are welcome at a higher fee.
Members and nonmembers are rwquested to register at least one day before the class.
Information and registration at 248 644-3450


I will be giving in person talks for All Seasons of West Bloomfield, Anthology of Novi, Kirk of the Hills Seniors, and MORE (Macomb Organization for Retiree Enrichment). 

If you have a group who would like a Zoom or in person talk contact me.

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Life is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but art is the flower which embodies its meaning.


Charles Rennie Mackintosh