Art Presentations by Wendy Evans


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Talks scheduled in public venues through February 2019 
(not all venues have their January programs listed yet)


WEDNESday December 12

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - noon

(not Thursday - JCC had conflict)

 Saints and Sinners


We all love stories.  This illustrated presentation looks at tales of villains and heroes from various cultures as pictured by artists.  From ancient times on artists have considered examples of virtue and vice a prime source of inspiration.  We'll look at a range of responses from serious to romantic, and devout to irreverent.

Open to anyone 55+
Registration not required
Information at 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or


Sunday 13 January 2019

Friends of Livonia Public Library

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Ben Shahn: Artist and Activist



Ben Shahn is famous for mixing politics with his paint. This richly illustrated presentation looks at a wide range of his work including photographs taken during the Great Depression, frescoes he painted or proposed for public buildings, and illustrations for books and magazines. Along with exploring Ben Shahn's images we'll discuss how his art reflects the social and political ideals forged by his experiences as a young child in Russia, living on Manhattan's Lower East side, and traveling around the southern states during the Great Depression.


Robert and Janet Bennett Civic Center Library
Information call 734 466-2491 or visit 



  Weds Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13

Jewish Federation Adult Ed

noon - 1:30 pm

More Jewish Art and Soul

Another intriguing series exploring Jewish art based topics.

January 23:   Marc Chagall and the Jewish School of Paris
January 30:   Art as Propaganda in the 3rd Reich
February 6:   The Fabric of Survival: Esther Krinitz
February 13: The Chicago Jewish Artists Collective

Information and registration on line at
REGISTRATION REQUIRED for the complete series - fee $70 - no walk ins or single classes

Thursday 24 January 2019

Berman Center Shaarey Zedek

7:00 - 8:00 pm

What We Carry
Chicago Jewish Artist Collective

This special presentation for the Berman Center for Jewish Education Night of Learning will discuss works by a group of Chicago artists who explore their personal and ancestral Jewish heritage in a contemporary idiom in a wide variety of media. 

Information at  
or call Hilary Strasberger 248 357-5544 x45 or email 

Thursday 7 February 2019

Jewish Community Center

11:00 am - noon

Life, Love, Art
Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

Especially for the upcoming Valentine's Day, here's a story of love and art. When they met Stieglitz was a famous photographer and gallery owner, O'Keeffe was a young unknown art teacher. This May-December couple would grow close, have a huge impact on each other's art and life, then grow apart. We'll trace their story while looking at lots of Stieglitz's photographs and O'Keeffe's paintings.

Open to anyone 55+
Registration not required. Fee $5
Information at 
or contact Rosa Chessler at 248 432-5467 or

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Baldwin Public Library

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Looking at Art
with the Eyes of an Artist

Arthur Schopenhauer said: Treat a work of art like a prince; let it speak to you first.
Georgia O'Keeffe wrote: Nobody sees a flower, really - it is so small - we haven't time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

In this richly-illustrated presentation we'll talk about how to get a work of art to speak to you and how to make friends with the art you see.

Information at 248 554-4651 or

I am scheduled to talk also to the following private groups over this period:- All Seasons of Birmingham, Community House Storytellers Group, Detroit Institute of Arts IPV Peer to Peer Enrichment, Eastside Handweavers Guild and National Council of Jewish Women.  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.

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Art, like morality, consists of drawing a line.


G. K. Chesterton