Lectures & Demonstrations

“Four American Women Artists” A Lecture Series

Presented by Dr. Robin E. Clark

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Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

January 21st, 2017 – 10:00am-12:00pm – Georgia O’Keeffe

February 11th, 2017 – 10:00am-12:00pm – Mary Cassatt

March 11th, 2017 – 10:00am-12:00pm – Grandma Moses

April 22nd, 2017 – 10:00am-12:00pm – Janet Fish

$7.00 Per Session KACC Members – $12.00 Per Session Non-Members

Each of these four lectures will focus on a different American Woman Artist. The series will begin with Georgia O’Keeffe, second will be Mary Cassatt, third Grandma Moses, and finally Janet Fish. 

Presenter for the series will be Dr. Robin E. Clark, a retired university professor and a Mason resident for nearly 12 years.  She holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts (Texas Tech University), having completed a program of study in Art, Music, Theater, and Philosophy, including an added emphasis in Educational Psychology.  Robin has maintained an active exhibition record for over 36 years, featuring her award-winning artwork.  She is an avid researcher, published author, international public speaker, and enthusiastic arts advocate.  In addition to producing and exhibiting her own artwork, Robin selectively conducts art workshops, gives art history lectures and presentations, curates exhibitions, and judges art competitions throughout Texas.

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“I Know What I Like, but What am I Seeing?”

Presented by Nancy McGalliard, M.F.A

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Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

February 25th, 2017

10:00am

$7.00 Members – $10.00 Non-Members

This talk will cover the critique methodology used by art historians to appraise a work of art on its merits and meaning. The information and exercises presented will help when visiting galleries and museums, as well as act as an excellent tool when creating and evaluating your own works of art.  

Nancy McGalliard holds an MFA in Sculpture and Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism from Instituto Allende through University of Guanajuato, Mexico.  She previously taught for 6 years at The Art Institute of San Antonio: Design, Color Theory, Perspective, Observational Drawing, Fashion Drawing & Illustration, Anatomy and Advanced Drawing. Nancy has been a studio artist her entire life in mixed media. Her hobbies are hiking with her dog and Tai Chi.

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“Fashion Trends with Society’s Bends, 1850-Today”

Presented by Debbie Minns

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Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

March 2nd, 2017

1:00pm

$7.00 Members – $10.00 Non-Members

Those who love fashion will be in for a treat. Fashion has always reflected the times. See the connection of what we wear to what is happening in the world from the mid-1800s to today. Debbie once owned a vintage clothing store and has done much research on the history of American Fashion.

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“Abstract Painting”

Presented by Andy Villarreal, M.F.A

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Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

March 3rd, 2017

10:00am

FREE 

Watch and listen as Andy gives an introduction to abstract art, as well as shows examples of abstracted artwork. He will demonstrate with different materials to show many different techniques for making abstract art. Please feel free to bring desired subject matter (pictures, forms, etc.)

Andy Villarreal has shown his work all over the country and has well over 25 years of teaching experience. He earned a BA from Corpus Christi State University in drawing and painting. He continued his education at Arizona State University where he was awarded his MFA in drawing and painting. Andy is currently also teaching art classes at the University of Incarnate Word and also for the Alamo Community College district. He teaches kids classes at College for Kids at San Antonio Community College. Andy works well with beginners and has a very relaxed teaching style. He also has experience to help experienced artists fine tune their work.

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