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Upcoming Occurrences:

  • July 17, 2018 – 6:00 pm
  • July 24, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Art Appreciation Course: Looking at Art

  • Sarah Walker (b. 1963, Bethesda, MD; based in Brooklyn). Tanglement, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 66 in. Courtesy of the artist and PIEROGI, New York. © Sarah Walker

Tuesdays, July 10, 17, and 24
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Rechter Room
Price per class: $12 members; $15 not-yet members.

Save money by signing up for all three classes at the same time (total price: $30 members; $40 not-yet-members): click the REGISTER link for each class and use the discount code ALL3.

July 10: Creative Writing with Dana Malone
In this class, Dana Malone, local poet and Poetry on Demand coordinator for the Porch Writers’ Collective, will guide participants through conversations between visual art and poetry. They will examine the tradition of ekphrasis and create their own written responses to the paintings in Chaos and Awe.
REGISTER for July 10 class

July 17: Movement with New Dialect
Explore the works in Chaos and Awe through movement. Led by James Barrett, dancer and New Dialect company member, participants will learn to create responses with their bodies, connecting movement with emotion.
REGISTER for July 17 class

July 24: Mark-Making with Sisavanh Phouthavong
Learn to look at works of art through the lens of materials and artistic processes. Led by Sisavanh Phouthavong, artist and associate professor of art at Middle Tennessee State University, participants will learn to derive meaning from mark-making and create their own sketches in response to the works in Chaos and Awe.
REGISTER for July 24 class

Learn to look at contemporary art in new ways in this interactive three-part course. “Looking at Art” offers diverse approaches to engaging with contemporary art and the works in Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century. Each class will be taught by an instructor from a different discipline. 


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