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Kitsap Regional Library’s LibraryU and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art are thrilled to host Carol Hendricks, Rebecca Albiani and Gary Faigin for the September ART Talks lecture Series. With decades of experience between them, each speaker has uniquely invested their time, skills and passion toward deepening their understanding of art methodologies and ideologies.  Join us as we explore three distinct and riveting topics!


Free with $5 Suggested Donation at the door | Doors open at 9:45 | Lecture from 10:00am–11:30am
BIMA Auditorium | Register online through the form below

Carol Hendricks | The Gates of Paradise | Saturday, September 9th

Lorenzo Ghiberti’s seminal work, the east set of bronze doors for the Florence Baptistery, was dubbed “The Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo for its unparalleled beauty and innovative approach to the subject matter.  In 1401 a competition for an earlier set of doors started a rivalry between Brunelleschi and Ghiberti which ignited the beginning of the Renaissance.  As a direct result the Cathedral’s dome was built, one-point perspective was invented, the first nude life-sized figures since antiquity were sculpted and a new way of thinking about art was born.The innovation, magic and significance of "The Gates of Paradise" is illuminated by guest lecturer Carol Hendrix, a well known speaker on Art History and Programming Director at Gage Academy of Art, the renowned independent art school on Seattle's Capitol Hill.


Rebecca Albiani  | Documenting the Dust Bowl: Dorothea Lange and Marion Post | Saturday, September 16th

During the New Deal response to the Depression, Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott were part of the team of talented photographers dispatched by the Farm Security Administration to record conditions in the rural US.  The two women produced a vast and impressive body of work under challenging circumstances; Lange’s Migrant Mother and Post's Tenant Farmer's Children, Rickets have become icons of the hardscrabble thirties.  


Gary Faigin  | How Does an Artist Become a Legend? The Epic Journey of Giorgio Morandi | Saturday, September 23rd

 The life of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi is indeed the stuff of legends.  Never married, sharing a small apartment with his three sisters, and painting the same collection of pots, pans, and cups for almost 50 years, Morandi created a body of work unmatched in its intense exploration of the mystery of perception and the shifting nature of reality.  Gary Faigin, himself a painter of still lives for 30 years, will share his insights into the surprisingly adventurous and lively work of this eccentric and beloved master. Gary Faigin, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Gage Academy of Art, and himself a painter of still lives for 30 years, will share his insights into the surprisingly adventurous and lively work of this eccentric and beloved master. 

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