Menachem Wecker is a freelance reporter, covering religious, art, and higher education topics based in Chicago. He was previously the education reporter at U.S. News & World Report and holds a master's in art history from George Washington University. He is the coauthor of the forthcoming book, Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (Cascade Books).
From the charge "A two-year-old could make that!" to the view that all art is in the eye of the beholder, many people have trouble approaching art as anything but an esoteric curiosity. It is difficult enough to study art to begin with. Trying to weigh and dissect that art from a critical perspective and to discuss it in accessible terms without diluting the art is even tougher. This workshop won't be able to settle that problem, but it will reflect on one art critic's experiences on the beat.
Members only may send manuscripts for critique by January 20 to: [masked] with OCWW Wecker MS in the subject line.
OCWW meets Thursdays, 9:30 - Noon, at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, from September to May each year. You don't have to be a member to attend, but members receive great session discounts and may participate in manuscript critiques by presenters, and in dynamic critique groups during the year.
Session fee is $15 per week and $10 a week for members.
For further information go to the website - ocww.bizland.com