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Bonnie Taylor's Presentation Schedule

Greetings Everyone!

Bonnie will be giving a series of lectures at the Wayne Arthur Gallery during the month of May. It looks varied and very interesting so be sure to get out to see her!

Please RSVP to Bev at by email or phone 204-477-5249

Bonnie Taylor: May, 2016 lectures at Wayne Arthur Gallery Each talk is free. As the Gallery can only accommodate so many people I would like you to let the Gallery know if you will be coming to these talks. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Bev by email or phone 204-477-5249 The talks will consist of a brief overview of the artist's life, followed by a slideshow commentary on the artist's oeuvre. Time is about one hour. Sun May 1/16 2PM Yoko Ono Artistically misunderstood, derisively known as the most famous widow in the world and vilified as the catalyst for the breakup of the most famous music group of all time, Yoko Ono in actuality is an uncompromising artistic visionary who was already an avant-garde superstar before she met John Lennon. Well before she emerged into popular awareness as John Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono had established herself in vanguard art and music circles as one of the most daring, innovative and eccentric artist-performers of her time. Today, Yoko is finally recognized as an influential artist who pushes the boundaries of the art, film, music and theatre media. The present time marks a renewed resurgence of interest and celebration of her work. Sun May 8/16 2 PM Frank Gehry: the artist's architect Frank Gehry is among the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century, and is known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications. Gehry's most famous designs include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. His selection of materials such as corrugated metal lends some of Gehry's designs an unfinished or even crude aesthetic. This consistent aesthetic has made Gehry one of the most distinctive and easily recognizable designers of the recent past. Thurs May 12/16 7 PM Spanish Passion A richly illustrated powerpoint presentation that covers selected periods of artistic expression in Spain. SPANISH PASSION: The presentation titled "Spanish Passion" covers the elements of Art, Politics and Religion in Spanish art. It looks at the history of traditional Spanish Painting as the root of Modern Spanish Art. Over 500 years, four artists are featured: El Greco, Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya, and Pablo Picasso. There is minor coverage of Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. Wed May 25/16 7 PM Monet & Impressionists ABSTRACT ON "MONET AND IMPRESSIONISM":
A powerpoint presentation that includes illustrations of various periods of his work and traces the career and significance of Claude Monet, the movement's founder and chief protagonist. Impressionism; born in France during the years 1864-1890, liberated from convention by the invention of photography, now becomes the study of the fleeting moment. Its subjects - reflections in water, smoke, snow mirroring the sunlight, light filtering through leaves. Recognizable by the absence of construction (line) and perspective, the object was to record a visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and colour. The technique used unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light. The impressionists worked together, influenced each other, and exhibited together independently of the Academy and Salon. 
 Sun May 29/16 2 PM Dale Chihuly Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941), is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass, "moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture". The technical difficulties of working with glass forms are considerable, yet Chihuly uses it as the primary medium for installations and environmental artwork. Chihuly's art appears in permanent collections all over the world, including in the United States, Canada, England, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. In 2006, Chihuly filed a lawsuit against his former longtime employee, glassblower Bryan Rubino, and businessman Robert Kaindl, under accusations of copyright and trademark infringement. Kaindl's pieces used titles Chihuly had employed for his own works, such as Seaforms and Ikebana, and resembled the construction of Chihuly's pieces. Arguments made by legal experts stated influence on art style does not constitute copyright infringement. Chihuly settled the lawsuit independently with Rubino initially, and later Kaindl as well. About the Presenter: Currently a Charleswood resident along the Assiniboine River, Bonnie Taylor has also lived and studied in Toronto, Saskatoon, Paris, and Montreal. As an artist she has played with oils, watercolour, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, and any mark-making technology that came her way. During her 20 year business career, she developed her research and presentation skills. While living in Paris, she studied French art & culture at the Sorbonne and at the Institut catholique. An experienced public speaker, she is a long time Toastmaster, member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, Manitoba Society of Artists, and has conducted numerous workshops and presentations on leadership, effective meeting skills, and art history. As an artist she believes that understanding our links to art history informs our creative process and carries us beyond what is today, into what could be.

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