Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 pm
Our postponed February Meeting has been rescheduled for March 7.
Rebecca Schoenthal, PhD
will present a lecture on Surrealism,
the theme of WCG's upcoming 40th Anniversary Show to be held at The Mansion at Strathmore in June of this year. We are presenting this as we would like to encourage broad participation in our complementary calligraphic section of the Surrealist Inspired Exhibit sponsored by Strathmore. Our section will be located on the ground floor.
This event will not be at our usual Program Meeting location,
but will be held at the location below:
Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA 22206
Parking is in the back of the building and handicap parking is directly in front of the door, at the rear of the facility. If you have any questions, you can call Antionette Essex at 703.228.1838, or send her an email at Aessex@arlingtonva.us
From our speaker, Rebecca Schoenthal, PhD:
This lecture will cover the origins and founding of French Surrealism in the 1920s, including a discussion of the context in which artists and poets began working in this vein. I will present examples of strategies by which the artists accessed, or attempted to access, their unconscious thoughts and feelings and an examination of the art works that were the result of these exercises. The lecture will also cover some of the recurrent themes and subjects that the artists tackled and look at the diversity of ways in which artists and poets, expressed these themes. Some attention will be given to the role that women played, both as muse and as artist herself.