Mirror and Shadow: Medusa, Myth & Metaphor - A Lecture with Carrie Ann Baade
Join Carrie Ann Baade as we dissect the myths and associations of a sacred ancient archetype. As we transition through the lecture we turn the mirror onto ourselves and society while focusing on how we can use art to express the repressed and hidden parts of ourselves.
The Mischtechnik: History, Variations & Modern Approaches with Laurence Caruana
In this lecture, Laurence Caruana will delve into the history and variations of this painting method, from the traditional ‘oil and egg tempera method’ to acrylics and beyond. More so, he’ll explore the many ‘ways of seeing’ made possible through this technique. The Mischtechnik is a layered approach to painting that alternates between figures in opalescent white and glazes of translucent colour. It allows the artist to achieve many extra-ordinary effects like radiant haloes, shimmering energy lines and iridescent jewels. Materials: A sketchbook on hand during the presentation is welcome
“Living Mythology: A Lifelong Practice” A Lecture with Krisztina Lazar
The world is a story and how we make meaning of those stories defines us as individuals. As artists, we make those stories visual for ourselves and others to see, to process and to integrate. When we have a developed vocabulary of story, we both consciously and intuitively work with symbols that make sense of our world, our circumstances and what is happening in our lives and in the culture around us. The word we use for this now is Mythology, but myth isn’t a thing of the past, it is a living, breathing process that both maintains essential truths and continually evolves in relevancy. Come explore the practice of Living Mythology and begin to develop the language for your personal mythos.
PIRATES, LIARS, & THIEVES: Appropriation, Use, and Copyright - Lecture with Carrie Ann Baade
"Good artists borrow, great artists steal." This lecture addresses the ethics about the Promethean necessity of stealing from the masters and igniting new generations of makers and thinkers. Topics covered include the in’s and outs of plagiarism and appropriation and the historical high dollar cases where artists have been busted for violating the rules. In a world of pictures this talk illuminates the rules, good habits, and ethics of image use.
Light, Color, Darkness with Roland Tiller
In this lecture we make visible how light, color and darkness can be recognized in the human being as thinking, feeling and willing. The human being is the microcosmic reflection of the macrocosmic principles of light, color and darkness. In this way, creation arises anew in every human being. Light and darkness are polarities, through polarity movement is created. Without polarity, there would be no life. Light and darkness, as the original principles, are creative forces. The movement that results from their interacting is visible as color. Before color even appears, the original creators light and darkness are active!
Artivism and Meditative Arts with Shanita King
Join us for a deeper exploration of Artivism (Art+Activism) and Meditative Arts. In this session, we will discuss Shanita King’s individual relationship with Artivism, Artivism as a tool for social change that spans various disciplines (including poetry, music, and film), and have an opportunity to engage in a brief Meditative Arts practice together to help us expand our creative tool belt.