LIBRARY U

Library U & Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Present: ART HISTORY
Three lectures by noted art historian and lecturer Gary Faigin
April 15, 22 & 29 ~ 10 a.m.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium - 550 Winslow Way E
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The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and Library U at the Bainbridge Public Library invite the community to ART TALKS!, a three-part art lecture series in April by Gage Academy of Art artistic director Gary Faigin. An educator, artist, and art historian, Faigin blends his knowledge of the topical, historical, and technical aspects of art in each of these entertaining and engaging presentations, accompanied by a slide show and post-lecture Q & A. Although the lectures are free, space is limited and reservations recommended. Visit the BIMA website at www.biartmuseum.org for a link to BrownPaperTickets’ online reservation system, or call 206-842-4451. After the lecture, stay and browse the Museum’s spring exhibits and enjoy lunch in the BIMA Bistro! 

Saturday, April 15 10 - 11:30AM
THE ART LOVER’S BUCKET LIST: TEN EUROPEAN ART MASTERWORKS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD SEE BEFORE THEY DIE
Join Seattle artist, art educator, tour leader, and art critic Gary Faigin for a lively hour exploring 10 not-to-be-missed art experiences in Europe, culled from his many years of leading art tours to capitols like Rome, Paris, Madrid, and Berlin. Faigin will share both the images and the stories of one-of-a-kind masterworks like Bosch’s terminally bizarre Garden of Earthly Delights, or Frans Hals colossal, livelier-than-life portraits of partying militia men in Golden Age Holland.  While some of the pieces will be familiar, others are almost unknown and rarely visited, like the by-appointment-only Vasari Corridor in Florence. More than simply a "best-of” list, this talk is a quick tour through some of the most compelling artist personalities and stories of Western Art…a rewarding experience even for the armchair traveler. SOLD OUT - sorry.

Saturday, April 22 10- 11:30AM
THE BAD BOY WHO REWROTE ART HISTORY: CARAVAGGIO
Sublime master of realism inside the studio, incorrigible delinquent on the outside, the Baroque artist Caravaggio embodied contradiction. His spectacular paintings changed art history, but his violent personal life brought his career to an untimely end. Artist, critic and educator Gary Faigin will discuss why the art of Caravaggio had such an explosive impact on painters of his time, and how his familiarity with the violent world of the Roman street made his canvases so dramatic and so real.Saturday, April 22. SOLD OUT - sorry.

Saturday, April 29  10 - 11:30AM
The Greatest Show on Earth: A Look at the Universal Language of the Human Face
The 36 square inches of the human face that contains the eyes, nose, and mouth, has an ability to communicate emotion that is unparalleled in the animal kingdom.  Gary Faigin, author of the classic reference book The Artists Complete Guide to Facial Expression, takes us on a guided tour of this fascinating landscape, demonstrating how slight changes in brows, mouths, and eyelids encode and display emotion.  Faigin employs numerous examples from great art and photojournalism to highlight and explain vivid faces and dramatic feelings.  The new art of computer animation has given artists one more, very powerful tool, to put facial expression front and center, and well look at some of their recent successes.  You wont look at faces quite the same again. SOLD OUT - sorry.

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LIBRARY U is a program of the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library that offers a variety of lifelong learning opportunities for adults throughout the year. It is supported in part by the Bainbridge Island Friends of Library and a generous donation in memory of Louise Brody Weissman. 

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