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Arts Council Art Lecture Series: “The Wild Beasts”

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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$26 – $32

Join as the Arts Council of Moore County presents the Arts Lecture Series of Spring 2024! For many years, the Arts Council has presented art lectures that delved into art by the best artists in history. The lectures have focused on talented painters, sculptors, potters, architects and more.

Join as Ellen Burke presents a lecture on “The Wild Beasts: Matisse, Derain & the Summer that Changed the Course of Modern Art” at the Arts Council Galleries at Campbell House. There are two lecture times, March 13th at 5:30pm or March 14th at 10:00am. In the summer of 1905, Henri Matisse invited artist André Derain to join him in Collioure on the French Mediterranean for drawing, painting, and exploring the boundaries of their art in the beautiful south of France. It was in this small fishing village that over the course of nine weeks the artists formed a partnership creating a new and radical artist language; manipulating color reflecting the artists’ feelings and sensations rather than the reality of nature. Their experiments with color, form, and structure would radically change the direction of French painting. Critics at the time called them “Fauvists” (the French word for “wild beasts”); reacting to what was considered their shocking use of color. Matisse and Derain knew they had created something that, after the initial shock, would resonate throughout the art world.

Ellen Burke is an arts educator with 37 years of experience as a studio art instructor and fine and performing arts administrator. In addition to teaching in Massachusetts, she was an adjunct instructor in art education at the New Hampshire Art Institute. Since moving to Pinehurst, she has presented art lectures at local galleries and teaches small group art lessons to children and adults.

Space is limited. Reserve your seat now with full payment and your time choice at the Arts Council Galleries or by calling 910-692-2787. For more information, CLICK HERE.


Arts Council Galleries at Campbell House
482 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387 United States
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