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The upcoming Paris Seminar exhibition has been in the stages of planning and development over the last year. When Vanessa and Sean asked me if I was interested in being a part of this amazing opportunity I did not have to think about it. I said yes immediately. Probably most people would jump at the chance to go to Paris and most artists would fall in love with the thought of painting in the historic studio “La Grande Chaumiere” near the Luxembourg Gardens where such greats as Picasso, Cezanne and Modigliani met and painted together. To make the idea even more enticing there will also be discourses on a broad range of classical subjects. One of the goals of the seminar is to understand art within the context of the humanities which is something that clearly speaks to my love of learning and cross-fertilization of ideas.
In addition to the vision and leadership of Vanessa and Sean, there is the group of artists, some who I already know and some whose work I greatly admire, who will be fellows during this trip. We will be putting our work up for sale during the upcoming exhibition this April to pay for the seminar which is scheduled to happen this August. The proceeds will pay each artist’s way individually and cover the airfare, lodging and some extra expenses during that time. There are also a number of generous sponsors who have come together and offered various donations to make the following exhibitions possible, to give visibility to the project and to provide materials and educational resources to the artists. The diversity of people, organizations and interests involved is a testimony to ideas and scope of the Paris Seminar.
You can read more about this independent professional fellowship here: http://www.fineartconnoisseur.com/pages/22599612.php
Paris Seminar Exhibition
An exciting project by Academic Director Sean Forester, a classically trained artist who studied at Cambridge University and the Florence Academy of Art, will be leading seminars on composition and humanities. Advised by partner artist/writer Vanessa Rothe, as well as Iliya Mirochnik of the Repin Academy, and Alan Lawson of the Alpine Fellowship, the program will include visits to Paris museums and the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In addition to the various Museum visits, Rothe will discuss the literature and art that was created in Paris at the turn of the century, as well as bring in other contemporary Paris ‘art world’ informative sessions and lead the aritsts to famed painting locations in Paris. A historical lecture by Dominque Sennelier 3rd generation chemist and art supplier of Sennelier colors in Paris since 1887, will teach about the history of art tools and materials and the group will meet and paint at “LA GRANDE CHAUMIERE”, a famous studio near the Luxembourg Gardens where such greats as Picasso, Cezanne and Modigliani met and painted together.
There will be 2 separate locations and dates for the exhibitions: LCAD and Salmagundi Club
Laguna College of Art and Design
Address: 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651
Dates: April 01 – April 14, 2016
Reception: April 8, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Demo with Adrian Gottlieb, Kate Sammons and Sean Forrester: April 8th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Humanities and Group Figure Composition Workshop: April 9th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Address: 47 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
Dates: April 28th and 29th, 2016 a
Reception: April 28, 6:30-9 p.m.
An introduction of the Paris Seminar at 6pm followed by the opening and unveiling of the works 6:30-9 with ongoing discussions in the famous Samagundi club art library. Additional demos the 29th of April in the evening by Michelle Dunaway and Michael Klein and presentations by Sean Forester, Vanessa Rothe and Alan Lawson.