The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) continues its annual tradition of presenting “Seurat Sunday”, an all-day plein air painting and photography event, on September 18, 10 am to 4 pm, at Caledon State Park, 16617 Caledon Road, King George, VA, 22401. This year’s event provides opportunities throughout the park and artist demonstrations at the Visitor Center. FREE admission/parking is provided for participating artists, photographers, and volunteers. Transportation is provided to scenic areas along the trails, marshes and beaches. Artists are invited to spend the day at their preferred locations or move about the park seeking photo opportunities where they will find nature’s best vistas and views of eagles in flight.
After a day of capturing visual images, the participants will return to the Visitors Center for a display of their day’s work and light refreshments reception provided by the Friends of Caledon at 3 pm. Rain date is September 25th.
The Seurat Sunday event has long been a tradition in the region, dating back to the late 1970s. Started by the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts in cooperation with Belmont and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Seurat Sunday is named for the French Post-Impressionist painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891), best known for his landscape painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte” of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The FCCA is proud to partner with the Caledon State Park and the Friends of Caledon to offer this unique art event for artists and photographers. Registration is requested by Friday, September 16th. Phone 540-760-6928 and leave name, contact information and number in your party. Bring a bag lunch if desired.
Join Allen Reamer for his Wednesday night lectures from 7-9 PM. Members are invited to attend free of charge at FCCA and non members may attend with a $10.00 cover charge.
Toulouse-Lautrec: His Life and Art
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The life of this famous Post-Impressionist artist was as unconventional as his art work. We will examine his life and his art in detail. We will see how his childhood affected his life as an adult and an artist. Some of his art work will be discussed in detail. We will cover as much of his life and art as time permits.
Vincent van Gogh
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Vincent van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter who had a turbulent life and whose paintings were appreciated after his death. We will discuss his life and art in detail. You will see how he expressed his life through his art. We will begin with his birth and continue until his death or until we run out of time.
Andrew and James Wyeth
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Andrew Wyeth and his son James are part of a remarkable family of artists. Their father and grandfather, N.C. Wyeth was a nationally known illustrator. N.C.’s art work transcended illustrations to become fine art. Andrew started learning to be an artist at a young age and became an instant success in New York. He remained true to his unique form of realism even when abstract work was popular. Jamie, as he is affectionately called, was brought up as his father was: immersed in painting. He showed remarkable talent and gained great recognition very early in life. In this lecture, we will look at the family background and life and art of Andy and Jamie Wythe.
Picasso: The Early Years His Life, His Women, His Art
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Picasso is often viewed as producing ‘odd’ paintings that we may not like and think Picasso cannot draw or do better. We will look at his art and discover his early drawing skills. We will discover he painted in cycles and in different styles. We will also look at the eight leading women in his life and how they affected his painting. We will begin at his birth and continue until we run out of time.
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