Fine Arts Guild and UAMA Art lectures series

Tammy Bearden

The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, in partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, will present the third and final lecture of their three-lecture series on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the west ballroom of the MountainView Clubhouse. The presenters will be docents Fleurette and Marc Wallach and their subject will be High Anxiety—-What Is It About Abstract Art? “Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential”—Wassily Kandinsky. Have you ever wondered, “What’s the big deal with abstract art? Why would someone pay so much for that?” It’s important to know where we are coming from so that we can understand the art of Pollack, Rothko, DeKooning, Frankenthaler and other great abstract artists. Do you have an open, inquiring mind? Join us to understand that abstract art can mean anything you want it to. Enter the painting and see where it takes you.

Fleurette and Marc, who are SaddleBrooke residents, come to us with impressive credentials. Marc was a docent at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey (outside Princeton) for five years and Fleurette, who grew up in Philadelphia, studied at the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Barnes Foundation. She was also a docent at the Grounds for Sculpture before moving to Arizona.

Please mark your calendars and plan to come early for coffee. As always, the lectures are free and are in Ballroom West of the MountainView Clubhouse. We look forward to seeing you.