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DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS THE ART OF STEVE SNELL Monday, Jan. 14 – Friday, Feb. 15 Steve Snell exhibits art that is inspired by local history, myth and the image of the American West. He calls his work adventure art, crafted in an effort to create heroic narratives for the present day. This adventure and community-based practice has led him to a variety of experiences ranging from floating down the Connecticut River in a couch-boat to a random encounter with Alec Baldwin while hiking across Western Massachusetts. Snell’s work has been shown in galleries and film festivals throughout the United States. He is assistant professor of art in the Foundation Department at the Kansas City Art Institute. GALLERY HOURS: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. LECTURE: THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2 P.M. RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 4:30-6:30 P.M. REBECCA RANDALL BRYAN ART GALLERY, EDWARDS 129 ADMISSION: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Say it ain’t so! Our wonderful Babs Ludwick is leaving the Beach! Well, our beach anyway. She’s heading to Florida for family life with her daughter, dogs and grandsons; says she’s trading one beach for another. Join us on Friday, Jan. 18 from 4 – 6 p.m. for the going away Sale & Soirée where she’ll have some of her very popular artwork for sale – including her original Fat Harold’s painting! Also on the docket will be other original paintings, prints (including Fat Harold’s, Big E’s, Captain Poo’s and more!), cards, and also mementos and CDs from the much loved and missed Calabash Flash! This is one party you won’t want to miss! The exhibition of Babs’ work (and Flash’s memorabilia) will run from Jan. 18 – 26, 2019. So mark your calendar now and come by the gallery for your own piece of local history! More info will be posted on the blog shortly.
Author Vivian Jacobson of Pinehurst, NC, joins us for the sixth year running to present a “Chagallian” lecture devoted to the three major Chagall works created for the city of Chicago: The Four Seasons mosaic at Dearborn and Monroe, the America Windows at The Art Institute of Chicago and the Job tapestry formerly at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and now at the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab. Also included in the discussion are the two famous Chagall paintings on display at the Art Institute of Chicago – the White Crucifixion and The Praying Jew. Following a Q&A, join Vivian on the Museum Tea Porch for a book sale and signing (cash or check only). $10/person seating limited to 40 people