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THE HIGHER AIM OF ART SPRING 2019

In their lifelong pursuit of art, artists often focus on the "hows" of acquiring skills and knowledge, but not the "whys," "wheres" and "whats." "Why do you create?” “Where do you apply your skills?” "What images are vital to produce?” In this series of hour-long evening talks, internationally renowned thought leaders discuss personal creative philosophies in a thought-provoking conversation on professional practice.

All presentations take place in Studio Incamminati's fifth-floor studio. The cost is $10.

ALL AREA ART STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AT NO CHARGE. HOWEVER, THEY MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND DISPLAY A VALID STUDENT ID AT THE DOOR.

2019

 

weekly enews feb 24 higher aim fisher

 FEBRUARY 27

INITIATE YOUR METHOD

CHAD FISHER

"Wild" Bill Guernare, bronze, by Chad Fisher

Sculptor Chad Fisher discusses making "authentic" art through the process of the artist's methodology including examing your studio routine and self-assessment.

Chad Fisher has worked as a commissioned/gallery artist sculptor for.more than decade creating bronze and stone sculptures.  fishersclupture.com  

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bo bartlett The End of Summer oil on panel 33 x 33 inches

 MARCH 1

LET YOUR ROOT FEED YOUR CROWN

BO BARTLETT

Bo Bartlett "The End of Summer"  oil on panel  33 x 33 inches 

Acclaimed realist painter Bo Bartlett talks about his art and philosophy, in a wide-ranging discussion

Bo Bartlethas been described as an American realist with a modernist vision. He pushes the boundaries of the realist tradition with his multilayered imagery with family and friends the cast of characters that appear in his dreamlike narrative works.  bobartlett.com  

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 dawson barbara minto info here

 MARCH 31

PAINTING THROUGHOUT A CREATIVE AND DYNAMIC LIFE 

DANNI DAWSON

Danni Dawson, "Barbara Minto" oil on canvas

Danni Dawson will share insights on being a successful, working artist while relating anecdotes from her studies with Nelson Shanks. dannidawson.com

Danni Dawson, who painted the official portrait of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has more than  300 portraits to her credit. These include heads of state, dignitaries, and university officials among others. Her works and still lifes are displayed in collections throughout the world.

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 Waterhouse Hylas and the Nymphs OIL ON CANVAS 38.7 x 64.3 inches 250 wide

 APRIL 5

PAINTING POETRY AND THE OCCULT: J.W. WATERHOUSE'S THEMATIC INSPIRATIONS

PETER TRIPPI

J.W. Waterhouse "Hylas and the Nymphs" oil on canvas  38.7 x 64.3 inches

Peter Trippi, biographer of late Pre-Raphaelite British painter John William Waterhouse, explores the diverse mythological, literary and occultists sources that Waterhouse revered.

Peter Trippi has edited Fine Art Connoisseur magazine since 2006. Previously, he directed New York's Dahesh Museum of Art, which specialized in 19th-century European academic painting. He has also held senior posts at the Brooklyn Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.

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 Zoey Frank Wedding oil on linen 96 x 140

 MAY 6

HOW WE PAINT MEANS SOMETHING

ZOEY FRANK

Zoey Frank, "Wedding," oil on linen, 96 x 140 inches

"I thought I learned to paint by the end of my atelier training," says Zoey Frank. "Years later, I continue to learn how to paint by experimenting with very different approaches to my work. I have realized that it's not just the subject, but the way we  paint it that carries meaning."

Zoey Frank, is a noted representational painter and educator whose work has been displayed worldwide from Nashville to the Netherlands. Her numerous awards include recognition from the European Museum of Modern Art, the Portrait Society of America, and  Art Renewal Center International Salon. zoeyfrank.com.

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 Alexandia Tyng Scavengers oil on linen 60x60 Copy

 MAY 22

VISUAL STORYTELLING

ALEXANDRA TYNG

Alexandra Tyng, "Scavengers," oil on linen, 60 x 60 inches

Alexandra tells the story of finding her artistic voice and describes with words and images how she creates her narrative figure paintings.

Alexandra Tyng's work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions and hangs in institutional and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her portrait of Louis I. Kahn is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. In 2012, she received a first-place award in the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition. alexandratyng.com 

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 Linton painting Shanks this one

 JUNE 5

THE HUMAN FACE, IN PLASTIC SURGERY, ART AND BEYOND

LINTON WHITAKER, M.D.

Nelson Shanks, "Dr. Linton Whitaker," oil on canvas, 50 x 40 inches

While differing considerably in what they do, plastic surgery and art have much in common in certain areas. Art is an art and a craft, plastic surgery a craft and an art.

Linton Whitaker, M.D., is Professor of Plastic Surgery Emeritus and Chief of Plastic Surgery Emeritus at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the founder and director of the Edwin & Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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