Artists’ Lives

Bi-weekly;  Week Two;  Tuesday;  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Two Terms, Online via Zoom

Join our continued exploration of artists’ lives, artwork, influences, challenges, themes, philosophies, and legacies. We’ll also analyze representation of these lives and consider connections to our own world through a group of 12 artists reflecting diverse art forms, materials, time periods, ethnicities, lifestyles, and experiences. Each workshop participant presents once and can chose to focus on some or all of the above. Presentations, which usually run 20-40 minutes, should include interesting research findings, thought-provoking discussion prompts, and, ideally, some images, building in ample discussion time. Much of each session is spent on in-depth discussion by a group of very engaged participants. Tentatively, our 12 Year 4 artists are: Pacita Abad, Vanessa Bell (Duncan Grant), Lalla Essaydi, Alice Guy-Blaché, Saul Leiter, Tamara de Lempicka, Zachari Logan, Amanda McCavour, Alphonse Mucha, Wangechi Mutu, Remedios Varo, and Eva Zeisel. Please see the attached “Is The Artists’ Lives Workshop For Me?” document.

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Alexis Kane Speer and Anjuli Solanki: “Enriching Communities With Public Art” (Fall 2022 Forum #4 Summary)

Enriching Communities With Public Art – Alexis Kane Speer and Anjuli Solanki – This forum featured the work of STEPS Public Art. This organization works to engage and empower artists and communities in transforming public spaces into vibrant places. Alexis KaneSpeer, the Founding and Executive Director, and Anjuli Solanki, the Director of Community Programming, gave an engaging, informative and very visual presentation.

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