Each Friday, discover the inspiration, techniques and stories behind the creation of art. A variety of wine and cheese will be served.
1/31: THE ART OF IMPERFECTION — In traditional Japanese aesthetics, “Wabi-Sabi” is a world view centered on the acceptance of “transience or imperfection”. Characteristics include asymmetry, roughness and simplicity along with appreciation of natural objects and process. In this discussion, we see how this practice reveals itself through art.
2/7: RISK TO REWARD — As artists evolve, they take chances on new ways to express their views. They leave their comfort zone to explore new subjects or media. This takes risk and courage to leave the tried and true ways to experiment with the unknown. Hear how many have made this leap and experienced growth and change.
2/14: BEHIND THE LENS — In the hands of a Fine Art Photographer, the camera is just one of the tools that lead to exquisite works of art. Discover how our photographers scout out and focus on their subjects. Learn how they then interpret & process the images to capture a moment in time. There is more to it than one might think!
2/21: TAKE ANOTHER LOOK — Some works of art invite you to take a second look. You need more time to understand what all is going on and to discover the story behind it. It may be a complex still life or in depth story piece. Hear how and why the artists behind these works set the scene and create these inviting works of art.
2/28: CAPTIVATING OBJECTS — Still Life artists are masters at organizing inanimate objects in a way that captivates the viewer. Their gift of combining shapes, colors and objects of interest along with their artistic skills lead to masterpieces. Gather insights from this panel on what makes a great still life.
3/6: LANDSCAPES AND LIGHT — Paul Cezanne once said, “To paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.” Ask any Landscape painter today and they would agree. Hear how capturing the light and atmosphere is key to revealing the “sensations” of the landscape.
3/13: WHO WOOD HAVE THOUGHT — The skill of the fine art woodworker involves bringing out the warmth, color and beauty of the natural wood. Hear how the shape and texture of the wood influences the direction the artist takes to transform nature into art.
3/20: WONDERS OF WILDLIFE — Wildlife and nature have long captivated our imagination. For many, being out in nature and experiencing the wild feeds the soul. Wildlife artists capture the sensation of being close to nature and allow us to bring it home. Discover what influences them and why they choose to share the wild.
3/27: TURN UP THE HEAT — There are certain mediums of art that need not only creativity, but a partnership with fire and heat. Only by applying extreme heat can glass, metal, ceramics and bronze be transformed into objects of art. Hear from our panel how they navigate this process to create magnificent works of art.