Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Events at the Foosaner Art Museum


Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon
January 14, 2012 – March 18, 2012      
Artistry and literary works collide in a new exhibition at the Foosaner Art Museum, Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon. The exhibition is organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Although separated by about 150 years, Francisco Goya (1746-1828) and Federico Castellon (1914-1971) often appear closer to one another than to their contemporaries. The artists both turned their attention to the human condition. In this exhibition, the artists are represented by important print series from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' permanent collection: Castellon's lithographs for Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death and Goya's etchings from Los Disparates (The Proverbs).

Girls’ Night Out
Thursday, February 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the Renee Foosaner Education Center
Have no FEAR, It’s time for FOLLY! Join us for an evening of signature cocktails, shopping, silent auction and raffle prizes. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

Goya Illustrated Lecture
Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium
Janis Tomlinson, Ph.D. will present an illustrated lecture Goya: In His Own Words, exploring the life and works of the artist through his art, his writings, and those of his friends. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Museum Monday
Monday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium
Museum Monday features fine art photographer Rene Griffith, a former consultant for Polaroid, Griffith now works out of her home studio in Indialantic, Fla. Griffith not only “paints with light,” but also paints, draws and sculpts directly on Polaroid films using hand tools to move the emulsion for interesting effects. She expresses herself in photography that evokes painterly qualities. Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity in various forms. Sponsored by the Guild of the Foosaner Art Museum, the free programs are held in the Harris Community Auditorium at 10 a.m. on the third Monday, January through May. Light refreshments are served.

Now registering for classes starting February 20. Drawing, printmaking, pottery and more! Click here for an entire listing of classes. Register online or call 254-7782.

February 18 Clay Printmaking Workshop with Mitch Lyons, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March 17 Aromatherapy Workshop with Rita Bernstein, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March 28 Clothing from Simple Shapes with Anita Luvera Mayer, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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