Art History’s Master Meet Lake Country


Lecture Series: Art History’s Master Meet Lake Country
Presented by: Peter Green
Date: 3PM August 10th, 17th & 24th, 2013

In wake of his first lecture’s success, the Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to announce Peter Green will speak three Saturdays this August in a lecture series entitled Art History’s Masters Meet Lake Country.

For every exhibit at the Lake Country Art Gallery, gallery manager Petrina McNeill and curator Katie Brennan develop public programming to engage the community. Of particular note, last month Queen’s University student Peter Green lectured on art history’s greats and their relation to the work on display at the gallery.

A highlight for many, Green’s lecture quickly sparked discussion at the event.

In his lecture The Self Portrait as Therapy, Green insightfully wove a course throughout art history’s masters tracing the evolution of self portraiture. “Artists like Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo and Picasso immediately became relevant to the work we had in the gallery,” said Brennan.

In wake of his first lecture’s success, McNeill has slated Green to speak three Saturdays this August in a lecture series entitled Art History’s Masters Meet Lake Country. “If you were here for his talk on self portraiture, you know you won’t want to miss these next talks,” wrote McNeill. “For anyone else, I highly recommend that you catch his August lectures.”

Green’s first of the lecture series, Pride, Propaganda & Rebellion: The Evolution of Public Art, will debut Saturday, August 10th. It will trace Michelangelo’s David (originally outside Florence’s seat of civic government) through to the infamous political street graffiti of England’s Banksy. A number of district officials are expected in attendance.

On August 17th Green will present Forces of Nature: Landscapes, Natural Disasters & the Rebirth of Springtime in Art as the gallery’s current exhibition From the Soot & Ashes observes the tenth anniversary of Kelowna’s devastating 2003 forest fires.

Green is expected to speak to Japanese prints like the iconic Great Wave of Kanagawa and their influence on Van Gogh’s landscapes. Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha and Canadians Ed Burtynsky and the Group of Seven will also be highlights in his lecture.

August 24th Green will speak to his time living and studying in the Netherlands. In his final lecture Dutch Masters & the Ceaseless Golden Age, Green will delve into the likes of Hieronymus Bosch, Vermeer and Rembrandt linking them to the modern masters Van Gogh and Mondrian. His lecture will also feature Dutch works currently on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

All lectures will be held Saturdays at 3PM at the Lake Country Art Gallery this August. Highly anticipated, the gallery expects to open its doors to a number of newcomers. Open to the public, admission to all lectures will be free of charge.


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