Whether you’re an informed connoisseur, an amateur collector, or an art lover, join us for fascinating and informative discussions with the Festival of Arts exhibitors at our “Art Talks and Tea” on Wednesdays from 12noon – 1pm, sponsored by Gelsons. In celebration of the Festival’s 85th anniversary and as a nod to the first art show, the Festival is adding tea for patrons to enjoy while artists talk about their inspiration, history, and careers in art.
Kicking off the Art Talk and Tea series is a special conversation with Festival of Arts Board President Fred Sattler and Jay Bauer of BAUER Architects on Wednesday, July 12. “New Digs” will include their personal stories working on the historic renovation of the Festival grounds as well as challenges faced and obstacles overcome. Bauer will give insight into the design and use of sustainable materials and share early architectural renderings of the site.
2017 ART TALKS AND TEA SCHEDULE
July 12: “New Digs”
Festival Board President Fred Sattler and Architect Jay Bauer discuss the newly debuted Festival grounds.
July 19: “The Disney Connection”
Exhibits Director Ron Morrissette is joined by a group of artists and staff whose had previous careers with Disney and what led them to the Festival of Arts.
July 26: “Toy Box”
A panel of exhibitors discuss using childhood games and toys in their still life artwork.
August 2: “Female Figures”
A group of artists share how they portray the female figure in their different art styles and mediums.
August 9: “Hot off the Presses”
Long-time exhibitor Vinita Voogd leads a group of printmakers in discussing their chosen medium.
August 16: “Fashion Show Artists”
The week after the popular Festival Runway Fashion Show, the participating artists will discuss their designs and allow people to get up close to the Runway looks.
August 23: “The Art Behind the Pageant”
Director Diane Challis Davy discusses the artistry behind the scenes of the Pageant of the Masters.