On a Wing and a Prayer....

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Art, Alchemy and Healing

So what is the connection between art, alchemy and healing? There are many theories.
We can go from having a bad day, being stressed, overwhelmed etc...but once we switch gears and enter the  art-making "zone" something happens to uplift our spirits, help us focus on the positive or plain just channel those negative things into something meaningful. The idea behind alchemy is also transformation- taking base metal and turning it into gold. Not everything we make turns out the way we want, but the process of creating is the real gold. For more information on this subject, there are many great websites.
Turn, mixed media collage
by Susan Olds

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe


Fall 2013 lecture Series

American Masters:Georgia O'Keeffe
This slide lecture will present the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe from her earliest student days in NYC to her brilliant new Mexico landscape and floral paintings.
Lecture Locations
KCLS Kirkland: Sat, Sept 21, 2pm
KCLS Kent: Sun, Oct 6, 1pm
KCLS Sammamish: Wed, Oct 9, 7pm
KCLS North Bend: Sat, Oct 12, 2pm
KCLS Newcastle: Sat, Oct 19, 2pm
KCLS Lake Forest Park, Sat, Nov 2, 2pm

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Rembrandt and the Art of the 17th Century

Rembrandt and Saskia
Rembrandt and the Art of the 17th Century
Come to the library for a free slide lecture and preview of an exciting new art exhibit! Opening February 14, and running through May 19, the Seattle Art Museum is hosting an impressive exhibit of Dutch and English art: Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London.
Known as the Iveagh Bequest, the collection includes approximately 50 major works by Gainsborough, Franz Hals, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Turner, and Anthony Van Dyck, among others.
Lecture Schedule

Saturday, March 16, 2pm, Lake Forest Park Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library.

For a book list, including novels set in 17th century Holland, please email me at susiebird2@gmail.com
For more information and library directions, please visit www.kcls.org