SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild and LLAMA present lectures

Shapes of Fear by Maynard Dixon.

Shapes of Fear by Maynard Dixon.

Tammy Bearden

The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, in partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, will present the first of two lectures on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the West Ballroom of the MountainView Clubhouse. The lecture, “Painters of the Southwest: Maynard Dixon and Friends,” will be presented by Docent Tammy Bearden.

Maynard Dixon was a noted illustrator, landscape artist and mural painter who resided in the American west during the early 20th century. He and his friends, Xavier Martinez, Edward Borein, Jimmy Swinnerton and others, painted desert scenes, Native Americans, early settlers and cowboys. Maynard Dixon was one of Tucson’s own, and his home still stands!

Looking ahead, the second lecture will be on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. The lecture, “Over the Top!,” will be presented by Docent Gerry Bates. Bates will discuss Baroque art and the ways that it was direct, obvious and dramatic, as well as how it intended to appeal to the senses and emotions.

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