Art History from a Queer Perspective Classes - Series #2 -
4 Free Classes at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
First 4 Thursdays - May 3, 2018 - May 24, 2018
6pm to 8pm — 90 minute class and then a 1/2 hour for social and informal discussion time
Instructor Liz Bradbury, MFA
Funny, informative, colorful, and interesting - the last set of classes was very popular. About 30 people attended each class and looked forward to the next. Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of Art History necessary, each class is stand alone - no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. Sit back, learn new things, enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies. Attend with old friends, or on your own, and maybe make some new friend in the class!
Class Number #3 In This Series
Thursday May 17, 2018 — Queer Images and Queer Illustrators: Maxfield Parish, Ethel Mars, Maude Hunt Squire, Edward Gorey
Producing vastly different, yet extremely popular images; Maxfield Parish, Ethel Mars, Maude Hunt Squire, and Edward Gorey will be the focus of this class. Though Mayfield Parrish may not have identified as LGBTQ, his very popular work was impressively non-binary and genderqueer. We’ll be exploring many of his images in this class. The book illustrations, paintings and prints of Lesbian artists and life partners Maude Hunt Squire and Ethel Mars (whom we heard about very briefly in the last class series, because they were part of Gertrude Stein’s circle) will also be a focus. Squire and Mars worked together as a team on individual works. The eerie, gothic, dark humor illustrations of Edward Gorey, who self-identified as Asexual, has a style so recognizable that you can tell it’s his from a single lettered word, will also be covered. Gorey produced over 100 books of his work, created award winning Broadway set designs, and did the animation introduction of PBS’s MYSTERY! Don’t miss the beautiful and entertaining images that will be shown in this class!
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Allentown, PA 18101
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