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School of Creative Arts

A Closer Look Lecture Series

The School of Creative Arts presents a diverse group of artists, art historians and critics in its Closer Look Lecture Series. This series engages the Fort Wayne Community and the Tri-state region in the analysis of specific art forms and artists in a variety of mediums.

All Closer Look lectures and performances are free to the public.

Cape Ann Connections, a Closer Look Lecture with Dougals Ryan and Fred Doloresco
Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
North Campus Auditorium at 2702 Spring Street         
Artists and collectors Runyan and Doloresco will present the historical context of Cape Ann and its historic plein air tradition. Noting several works in the exhibition from their own art collections, they will describe the importance of these works in terms of their influence on contemporary plein air painting. They will also describe how they became interested in Cape Ann as artists themselves.

Tim Parsley
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014  
North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street
Tim's paintings, drawings and collage works ask us to reconsider the history of America and the complicated effects of its constructive ambition.  In conjunction with his current exhibition, Oh Blindness to the Future, Kindly Given, Tim's lecture will expand upon these concepts and how they inform his artistic practice.  He will also offer his perspective on the choice to become a professional artist, its viability as a career, and its necessity in contemporary society.        

Visiting Artist, Brenda Moore
Monday, November 10, 2014; 7:30 p.m.
North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street
Visiting Artist, Brenda Moore, will present a lecture focusing on her work that symbolizes the emotion of frivolity and loss. This imagery is adapted from historical references that she researches for her subject matter. She is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago.

Visiting Artist, Charles Kanwischer
Tuesday, February 3, 2015; 7:30 p.m.
North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street
Visiting Artist, Charles Kanwischer, will present a lecture focusing on his work as a graphite artist. As an artist who focuses on realism, his statement is as follows, “When I look at the world I see forms and histories in flux. I’m attracted to sites that are visibly and obviously changing from one condition to another. The processes may be natural, as with tidal flats and flooding rivers, or they may be human directed activities such as farming, building and demolition. All present evidence of an ongoingness that I believe constitutes the deeper subject of my work.”