Saturday, November 8, 2008

Upcoming Artist Lectures

Why go to artists' talks and lectures? Because you get the entire context of their work "straight from the horses' mouth," so to speak, without the headiness of reading a brochure or the intimidation of working up the courage to talk to a perfect strangers about something as intimate as their art. There is something about the way an artist carries him or herself in person, given a chance to state their case, that helps you to connect with their work so directly in a way no other venue can touch.

Michael Ray Charles
Thursday, November 20 at 5:30pm
Center for Creative Photography
U of A Campus on Olive St. just of E. 2nd St. between Park and Mountain Ave.
Street parking or parking available in the Park Ave. Garage at the corner of Park & Speedway
Michael Ray Charles is a professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas in Austin. I first saw Mr. Charles' solo show at dberman Gallery in Austin in 2003 and am continually blown away by his work. PBS's Art:21 seems a good place to start for more information.

If you'd rather keep it local, there's also:

Joe O'Connell of Creative Machines
Thursday, November 20 at 6pm
149 N. Stone
Street parking
Free for MOCA Members
$5 for non-members
Creative Machines is a design-build firm that conceives, fabricates and installs interactive museum exhibits and public art with a focus on education and interaction.
Admission got ya down? Join MOCA, seriously! It's only $50 for one year($75 if your spouse/kids are an art geeks too) and you get all kinds of freebies.

Don't forget, MOCA Open Forums also hosts informal salons every Thursday, 12-2pm.

1 comment:

Julie Ray said...

this is so great that you're doing this blog! thanks for linking to the burrito files. let's collaborate!