Andy Warhol: One Singular Sensation, 6/12/24 @ 7 PM

Andy Warhol: One Singular Sensation
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 7:00-8:15 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Janet Mandel, Arts Educator

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1NfKV59R2iT3LD0t_7nbQ

Few American artists are as celebrated and notorious as Andy Warhol. His iconic paintings, silk screens, photography, films, and sculptures have become indelible representations of the American aesthetic, exploring the relationship between artistic expression and celebrity culture. This talk will examine Warhol’s works from his beginnings as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s, to his iconic Pop masterpieces of the early 1960s, the avant-garde films from the 1960s and ’70s, and his innovative use of readymade abstraction in the 1980s.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Pennington Public Library and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

About Our Presenter: Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Sonia Delaunay: A Modern Language of Color, 7/16/24 @ 7 PM

Sonia Delaunay: A Modern Language of Color
Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 7:00-8:15 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Janet Mandel, Arts Educator

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_et7ZRCl5RpSapkv5GOukzw

Join us for a lively discussion on avant-garde artist Sonia Delaunay!  Delaunay spent her life experimenting with the language of color and abstraction, and developed a varied practice, giving equal weight to both design and fine art.  While remaining faithful to abstract painting, she created innovative designs in typography and textile prints, crafted handmade garments and ready-to-wear fashion, and designed costumes for theater, ballet, and film. Delaunay also created tapestries and mosaics as well as cutting edge interior designs.  Born Sara Stern in a Ukrainian shtetl in 1885, she became a crucial presence in the artistic and intellectual Zeitgeist of 20th century Paris.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Pennington Public Library and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

About Our Presenter: Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Featured Art: Market at Minho, 1915