Date: Sept. 14, 2012
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC and Library Present Art Lecture by Joan Chesterton
PNC Professor Emerita
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Series and the Michigan City Public Library will together present “Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art ” a visual lecture by Joan Chesterton, art historian and PNC professor emerita of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., at the library, 100 E. Fourth Street . This is free and open to the public.
In her lively talk, Chesterton will discuss contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers who reveal dazzlingly diverse visions of the faces and figures seen in contemporary life:
- The monumental, Renaissance-based oil paintings by Joseph Dahm
- The beauty of athletes, captured in the moment by sports photographers Walter Iosse Jr. and Arnold Chang
- Pop art imagery by master Roy Lichtenstein
- The powerful, sometimes disturbing nudes of Jenny Saville and Lucian Freud
- Cindy Sherman's self portraits in the guises of starlet, society matron, historical figure
- Thoughtful portraits of men and women at work by photographer Joel DeGrand.
Chesterton will discuss these and other artists as key figures in the present, inheritors of the artistic traditions and possible prophets of what lies ahead in the depiction of humanity.
Chesterton has extensive knowledge and experience in art history and education, serving as a gallery guide at the Des Moines Art Center and as an adult education writer and lecturer at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. She was director of education at the Dayton Art Institute. She has a Master of Arts degree in Literature and Art History from the University of Illinois . Her first love is the American art of the 1950's: explosive expressionism.
Further information about this event and other Odyssey Arts and Cultural Series can be obtained by contacting J udy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. #