Trees of West Hartford - Trees in Art (NWL)

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Program Type: Lecture/Workshop, Arts/Crafts
Age Group: Adult, Tween, Teen
Registration for this event is no longer open.


Trees have inspired artists for ages! Explore the works of artists in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art including: Charles De Wolf Brownell’s iconic, The Charter Oak, a symbol of American independence; Georgia O’Keeffe’s The Lawrence Tree, where we can imagine a private refuge; and Marc Chagall’s Autumn in the Village, with exuberant color that intertwines the visible world and the interior world. Slides of art depicting trees from the Museum's permanent collection will be shown and discussed.

TREE PICTURED: Charles de Wolf Brownell, The Charter Oak, 1857. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Josephine Marshall Dodge and Marshall Jewell Dodge, in memory of Marshall Jewell. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

This program is also made possible with generous funding from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest.

TREES OF WEST HARTFORD Supporting Programs
• May 30 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Carl A. Salsedo on “Choosing Native Trees for Connecticut Landscapes”
• June 6 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Emma Kravet and Beth Bernard on “Inspiring a Love of Trees”
• August 7 [Wednesday, 7PM]
     Roderick Waterman on “The Poetry of Trees”
• September 26 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Wadsworth Atheneum with “Trees in Art”
• October 4 [Friday, 4PM]
     Karen Israel on “Drawing Trees Using Charcoal and Pastel”
• October 5 [Saturday, 10:30am] 
     John Kehoe: "Tree Identification Walk" (approx. 2 hours)
• October 17 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Frank Kaputa on “Notable Trees in Connecticut (and West Hartford)"
• November 18 [Monday, 7:00PM]
     One World Lecture - "The Not-So-Secret Life of Trees"
• Dec. 3, 2019 – Feb. 28, 2020
     Trees of West Hartford – Juried Art Exhibition

PARKING: There is ample library parking in the nearby Isham Garage. Please bypass the garage payment kiosks and come directly to the lecture in the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, where you may validate your parking with your license plate number.

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