Art history series kicks off at Douglas County LibraryDouglas County Library hosts the first of three art history programs on Thursday, February 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Douglas County Library hosts the first of three art history programs on Thursday, February 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Artist and art educator Lorene McIntosh will share insights on Greek and Roman art and its influence on Western art and ideas. Douglas County Library is located at 720 Fillmore Street. Registration is requested by calling the library at (320) 762-3014.
The free program is the first of three in the “Bluestocking Salon” series offered for adults and teens in coming months at the library. Other topics include the Renaissance on Thursday, March 10, and Impressionism on Thursday, April 14.
The program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund, and is sponsored by Viking Library System, Douglas County Library and the Kaddatz Galleries.
The “Bluestocking Salon: Art History for Real People” welcomes people from all levels of knowledge of art and art history. In addition to visual images of art from the time period and audience discussion, each program will feature the work of a regional artist whose style is influenced by the time period presented.
The series is called “Bluestocking Salon” to honor the Blue Stocking Society of 18th century England, which emphasized education and mutual cooperation.
When feasible, McIntosh will visit a local school on the day of her library program to offer related arts education and activities to students.
Other libraries hosting the series on different dates are Fergus Falls Public Library, Morris Public Library, Perham Area Public Library and Wheaton Community Library.
For information on the series, locations and dates, contact Gail Nordstrom at (218) 739-5286.