Sierra College Dean’s Lecture Series Experts andamp; Insights: How to Look at Art
TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Scientists have proved looking at art gives the same pleasure as being in love. But what is art? What if you don’t like the art at which you are looking? What if talking about art makes you feel uncomfortable? On Friday, Aug. 12, local artist Carole Sesko will share her passion for art when she presents andamp;#8220;How to Look at Artandamp;#8221; at the Experts andamp; Insights lecture series at Sierra College. Sesko will discuss ways to examine an artwork beyond a casual glance, how to deepen one’s understanding, and how to make a personal connection with artworks that challenge you.Utilizing examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture, this lively and inspiring presentation will offer new techniques to examine an artwork, analyze it from different perspectives, gain more understanding of the creative process, and lead yourself on a self-guided journey of visual pleasure and discovery.Dr. Kim Bateman, Dean of Sierra College, Truckee, is andamp;#8220;delighted to have Carole Sesko speak at Experts andamp; Insights. She has judged our annual student art shows and as an artist, herself, she brings a unique perspective on both the process of creating a piece of artwork as well as the final product. Her artwork is as colorful and warm as her personality andamp;#8212; very vibrant.andamp;#8221; This presentation is open to the public at no charge, but phone reservations for up to four seats at 530-550-2290 are requested to ensure adequate seating. Full calendar: http://www.sierracollege.edu/AboutUs/campuses/tt/directions.html.
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