Westport senior center schedules art lectures
Published 5:01 pm, Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., has planned a series of art lectures for February given by artists Mercedes Arensberg, Lisa Arnold and Westport Arts Center's Director of Education Danielle Ogden.
All lectures are free of charge.
From 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 4, 11 and 18, "Art Today, the Contemporary Scene in NYC" will be presented by Arensberg, who will introduce the original of post- modernism, the evolution of it, and the reason why artwork today looks the way it looks and breaks away from tradition of centuries.
From 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 9, the topic will be "Gustav Klimt- Decorative and Decadent; Exploring His Works" addressed by Arnold, who will cover the artist's life as well as the design and decorative qualities in his work.
From 1 to 2 p.m. on Feb. 8, Ogden will discuss "Jazz Music's Influence on 20th Century Artists." The lecture will focus primarily on painters, including Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence.
To register, visit the senior center or call 203-341-5099.