ArtTalk -A Virtual Series of Lectures
Wednesday nights 7-8PM on Zoom
$10 for an individual lecture $75 for the Series
October 21-Modern Architecture on Cape Cod
Modern Architecture on Cape Cod- Peter McMahon -October 21
Architect Peter McMahon founded the Cape Cod Modern House Trust (South Wellfleet, MA) over 10 years ago. It takes abandoned houses owned by the federal government and restores them, making them available to supporters for weekly summer stays. He is also the author (with Christine Cipriani) of Cape Cod Modern.
October 28- A Pottery Demonstration – Kevin Nolan
Kevin will demonstrate how to create pottery from his studio at Barnstable Pottery in Barnstable Village.
November 4- Learn Pencil Drawing-Michelle Moreus
Michelle will demonstrate different techniques used in drawing. Follow along and create your own design.
Michelle studied Illustration & Design at University of Hartford, class of 1989. She studied under Dennis Nolan, award winning author and illustrator. She found her love for watercolor and realism under his direction. She worked in many mediums, graphite, watercolor, color pencil, pastel, acrylics and more. Since Covid she has been re-energized, drawing several hours every day. She would like to do a quick tutorial on drawing a water drop that everyone can follow along with. She will talk about different techniques and tools she uses in drawing.
November 11- Abstract Expressionism- Beth Stein
Abstract Expressionism would not have existed without the contributions of women artists, and yet, the story of the movement has been taught and accepted as the tale of a few heroic men.
Five of these female artists formed part of a new breed existing outside the mainstream of American life at mid – century, with no apologies. Each was as unique as the work she produced. What they shared was courage, a spirit of rebellion, and commitment to create. Each would pay a price for selecting art over the life society would have prescribed for her. But it is impossible to imagine that any of them, despite the cost, regretted the decision.
Come and learn more about this exciting and revolutionary art movement, as Beth Stein discusses Abstract Expressionism and the women who made it happen – Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler.
BETH STEIN has been educating adult audiences on the lives and works of famous artists for the past fifteen years, on Cape Cod and in New Jersey. She received her BS in education from
Indiana University, MA in history from Seton Hall University and MA in administration/supervision from Montclair State University. She has been involved in the world of education for over forty years, working as a high school teacher, district and private school education supervisor, and college professor.
November 18 Sports Photography -Christine Hochkeppel
Christine is a freelance photographer based on Cape Cod and travels for assignments throughout New England. She has been a staff photographer at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Cape Cod Times and East Bay Newspapers and has been published in the Boston Globe, ProPublica and Chemical & Engineering News.
December 2 Art Chat- Benton Jones
ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS! – professional, emerging, student, and everything in between…ARTchat is a night for artists to share their creations with fellow artists and get immediate feedback. Stop asking yourself, “Have I gone too far or not far enough?” Join Benton Jones as he welcomes participants to join in on the conversation over Zoom about the creative process and how it influences a specific work of their art. This is an opportunity for you to receive a constructive critique of your latest work from a group of peers. Sharing a work of art is not required to attend and take part in the conversation, just an open mind and balanced feedback.
Benton Jones is the Director of Art at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and has been a professional artist for 30 years. He is the proprietor of his Millstone Sculpture Gallery in Brewster for 22 years running. Jones serves as the President of the Cape Cod and Islands Art Educators Association, a nonprofit networking organization that provides annual scholarships to graduating senior art students. Before his involvement with the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Jones developed a course in Kiln Glass for North Carolina State University at their overseas campus in Prague, CZ where he also served on their teaching faculty from 2010 – 2014.
December 16 Church of the Transfiguration Art Tour-Tom Ryan
Inspirational and Soothing Art in Times of Chaos
There is no better time to visit the art of the Church of the Transfiguration than the Christmas season. Though the church is closed to the public at this time, Tom Ryan will give us an intimate insider’s tour of the bronzes, frescoes, glass, mosaics and stone sculptures that make up this stunning collection of inspirational art. He will share the search for artists right up to the challenging installation of the truly amazing collection.
G.Thomas Ryan was educated in art history, theology and architecture and was the project manager responsible for selecting the artists, commissioning the work and installing the art in Rock Harbor’s Church of the Transfiguration. Prior to working on this project, Tom was in charge of all the art for the Church of the Holy Cross in Boston as well as for the 400 parishes in the dioceses.
January 6 Learning Luminar-Betty Wiley
Luminar is a great software program which can be used as a stand-alone application and also as a plug-in with Photoshop or Lightroom
Betty Wiley is an award-winning professional freelance and fine art photographer based on Cape Cod. She conducts photography workshops on Cape Cod and elsewhere in New England and is well known speaker, instructor and workshop leader. She teaches Lightroom and Photoshop and creative processing techniques for the Cape Cod Art Association, Alison Caron Design Studio in Hyannis and for camera clubs and other organizations throughout New England. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to various magazines and publications including Chatham Living Magazine, Cape Cod Guide, Chatham Guidebook and others and many of her images have appeared on the cover of those magazines. She believes that