Night Visions: American Art After Hours
December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 7:00-8:15 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Janet Mandel, Arts Educator
Nocturnal images have been central to the development of modern art. Leading American artists of many different aesthetic traditions, working in a range of media including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, were inspired by the unique challenges of picturing the night. Mysterious and provocative, the darkness was experienced as liberating, allowing artists to express personal truths in poetic ways. This presentation will demonstrate how visual artists, just like writers and musicians, have found the transformative power of the night – a magical, compelling subject.
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.