'Visual Perception & Art' Gallery Talk Set for February 20th
Art is a most subjective topic. Your neighbor shows off a piece of art that you think is hideous. Or, you are stopped dead in your tracks by a painting that overwhelms your senses. Why do we respond to art the way we do?
What happens in our brains when we look at art? Do we see colors, shapes, patterns differently from each other?
Carl Bassi, Ph.D., will explore Visual Perception & Art in the February 20 gallery talk in the Webster Arts Center. The talk begins at 7 pm with a viewing of our current show, Open Theme Annual.
Dr. Bassi will discuss topics of color vision, contrast, depth perception, and visual illusions in conjunction with basic ways that the eye and brain work to perceive art and the world. He teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry.
Expect to gain new insights into how you view art. The gallery talk is free and open the public. The Webster Arts Center is located on the lower level of Schultz Hall on the Eden Campus, corner or Lockwood and Bombart in Webster Groves. Enter the campus from the east entrance off Lockwood and follow the signs.
Presented by Webster Arts and sponsored by Webster Eye Care.
2018 Open Theme Annual: 45 artworks, 38 artists, 16 states & Mexico.
On view through February 28
How to find us: Webster Arts Center is on the eden Campus, corner of Bompart & Lockwood, Shultz Hall immediately west of the big field. Look for our vertical banner.
Apply to exhibit at the Webster Arts Fair
Webster Arts Fair, June 1-3, 2018 - deadline is Feb. 5, 2018. Details and application click here
Outreach and Art Education with Immigrants & Refugees
In collaboration with the International Institute, Webster Arts has launched an art program for refugees and immigrants in the St. Louis area. Webster Arts believes that art can elevate the human spirit, reduce stress, and bridge communication gaps. More than 50 people from Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, and Vietnam participated in the first six-week session that ended in April.
Fall Sessions will continue on Thursdays, noon-1, at the International Institute, though early December. Interested in volunteering? Call 314.918.2671.
Participants had the chance to work with clay, mono printing on fiber and paper, drawing, and watercolors painting. Funding was made possible through a grant from the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.