Gallery Opening and Artist Talk September 20, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gallery Opening and Artist Talk: Free and open to the public, RSVP strongly recommended. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Painting Workshop: The Art of Recreating October 19, 6.30 PM to 9:00 PM
Members $45 - Non Members: $65. (Easels, canvas, brushes and acrylic paint provided) Alastair Dacey will walk through the process of recreating Kuhn’s work, describing his series of portraits. He will then lead the attendees to pick up the brush and try it themselves.
There is nothing like the task of re-creation to prompt an eye for detail. Trying to pair textures and colors with materials and figure out the cut and drape of a dress or how a hat should fit provoked the refrain ‘…my, he leaves a lot to the imagination.
About Alastair Dacey
As a painter, I have been impressed with Kuhn’s pared down designs and direct interpretation of forms and detail. I am sympathetic when he describes one of his paintings as, “A lump of weighted form… the universal substance of art…Cezanne chopped it up to see how it was made; his followers fool with the pieces. Here it is whole again." I am fascinated by how Kuhn saw the face paint, costumes and eyes of his solitary, often aloof subjects. In many of his best portraits you don’t just see, you encounter someone.
To learn more, visit Alastair's website: https://alastairdacey.com/
About Walt Kuhn
Image source: metmuseum.org
Gallery Opening Sponsor
Celebrating Women in Africa with A’Key, Agbokey Denis Abounan
The French Cultural Center has the honor of presenting the work of local visual artist A’Key. This newest exhibition transports us to the world of women in francophone West Africa, whose images are often misrepresented or rendered invisible in mainstream media. A’Key’s art aims to place these women front and center.Read More