The Bennett-Schmidt Lectures on the Higher Aim of Art

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 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.

Cost is $10 or free for area art students with valid I.D.

 

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Aneka Ingold, Tributary

TRANSFORMING

WITH ANEKA INGOLD

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

5:30PM

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The presentation will cover the progression of Aneka's work, starting as an undergraduate student getting a BFA in painting and then the mixed media practices that she developed in graduate school, and how this experience helped Aneka form the approach to art making that she currently. She will discuss the ways her personal life experiences have affected her practice and continue to shape the way she makes work about women. Finally, she will discuss some of her accomplishments, and how winning The Bennett Prize has changed her career.

 

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Federico Zuccaro, Taddeo in the House of Giovanni Piero Calabrese

HOW TO BECOME AN ARTIST IN BAROQUE ROME

WITH JESSE LOCKER

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

6PM

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What did it take to become an artist in seventeenth-century Italy? How did you find a teacher or patron? How did you go about getting commissions? What happened if your patron died or was exiled? What if everybody made fun of your work? This lecture explores the daily reality of life as an artist in Baroque Rome, from the heights of the papal court, where Gian Lorenzo Bernini exchanged witticisms with cardinals and princes, to the dingy workshops where illiterate painters churned out cheap devotional works.

 

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Steven Bennett with Maryam Alakbarli’s The Djinn Fairy is Watching You (Le Fée Des Djinns te regarde)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ART COLLECTION BUT WERE TO AFRAID TO ASK

WITH STEVEN BENNETT

FRIDAY, MAY 1

6PM

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Steven Alan Bennett is the founder of The Bennett Collection of Women Realists, an art collection dedicated exclusively to paintings of women by women. Included in The Bennett Collection are works by some of the most exciting contemporary and important historical women painters--- Margaret Bowland, Aleah Chapin, Zoey Frank, Artemisia Gentileschi, Elaine de Kooning, Alyssa Monks, Katie O’Hagan, Elisabetta Sirani and dozens of others. The Collection has been featured in numerous national and international arts publications including American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Beautiful Bizarre and others. www.thebennettartcollection.com