Art Talk with Gay Bechtelheimer
Artist and educator Gay Bechtelheimer will return to the SAAC stage with a new fall “Art Talk” lecture series. Please join us for a brief reception, followed by an entertaining dive into the context, characters, and culture of a variety of art movements.
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Thursday Evening at 6:30 p.m.
Wine, Beer, and a Snack
November 16th, Henri Matisse
SAAC launched the 2023-2024 season of Art Talks with Gay Bechtelheimer on September 14 at 6:30 pm. Pablo Picasso, whose universal presence and profound artistic genius continue to influence art and culture, will be the subject of the first Art Talk. These free, relaxed lectures are intended to present art and art history in an entertaining and enjoyable format to people of all ages and backgrounds.
This year, the three part series will highlight the European modernists, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and the German Expressionists, whose work transformed conventional methods of creating art in the 20th century. The Picasso lecture, sponsored by Melinda and Michael Verdesca, will provide just a glimpse into the artist’s incredible body of work.
“The most difficult aspect of Picasso is trying to whittle the vastness of his oeuvre into a few sentences or a 45-60 minute art talk,” says Bechtelheimer. “Guests will leave wanting to know and see more of his life and work.”
Refreshments will be in Merkle Gallery beginning at 6:30, with the lecture to follow.