Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

A Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

Sunday, August 26th
1 PM – 2 PM

Carol Sauvion, creator and producer/director of the award-winning PBS series “Craft in America”, will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “Handmade Craft Invitational.” Ms. Sauvion has operated Freehand, a Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft, for 37 years.

The exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continues through September 9, 2018.

Free Admission

Look & Learn: Artist Demo Patricia Lehnhardt & Book Making

Join us at DuMA for a demonstration of book making with Artist Patricia Lehnhardt.

Patricia will be sewing a book with coptic binding and explaining the process of dyeing and printing fabrics and paper with natural dyes and leaves, and the process of making paper from mulberry bark, grasses, flax, and recycling paper scraps with botanical inclusions.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition: Handmade Craft Invitational, DuMA will feature a series of artist demos on selected weekends. No registration is required.

The 100 Years Show Starring Carmen Herrera (2015) 40 minutes

Free showing of: The 100 Years Show Starring Carmen Herrera (2015) 40 minutes

Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the ’40s and ’50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday. In the lobby.

Look & Learn: Artist Demo Paul Opperman & Boot Making

Join us at DuMA for a demonstration of boot making with Artist Paul Opperman.

Making a great fitting, stylish pair of boots takes all the skills of drawing, pattern making, sewing, and sculpting the lasts and heels to make a finished boot.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition: Handmade Craft Invitational, DuMA will feature a series of artist demos on selected weekends. No registration is required.

Saturday, June 23, 1-3 PM
Sam Schold. cigar box guitars

Saturday, June 30, 1-3 PM
Paul Eshelman, slipstone pottery

Saturday, July 14th, 1-3 PM
Paul Opperman, boot making

Saturday, August 18th, 1-3 PM
Patricia Lehnhardt, book making

Look & Learn: Artist Demo with Paul Eshelman

Join us at DuMA for a demonstration of the creation of slipcast stoneware with Artist Paul Eshelman.

The clay vessels of Eshelman pottery order and dignify human life. Clarity is given to simple forms by contrasting glazed and unglazed surfaces. Pure clean glazes render elegant presentation of food and drink.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition: Handmade Craft Invitational, DuMA will feature a series of artist demos on selected weekends. No registration is required.

Saturday, June 23, 1-3 PM
Sam Schold. cigar box guitars

Saturday, June 30, 1-3 PM
Paul Eshelman, slipstone pottery

Saturday, July 14th, 1-3 PM
Paul Opperman, boot making

Saturday, August 18th, 1-3 PM
Patricia Lehnhardt, book making

Dead Artists Series: Doug Donald as Mark Twain

One of the Museum’s most anticipated semi-annual events, the Famous Dead Artist series brings legendary artists to life through portrayals by local actors.

Doug Donald will play Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

Recent performances have been Standing Room Only. Come early to secure a seat! Doors open at 12:45 pm

View recordings of previous Dead Artist performances Here!

Artist Demo

Held in conjunction with the exhibition: Handmade Craft Invitational, DuMA will feature a series of artist demos on selected weekends. No registration is required.

Saturday, June 23, 1-3 PM
Sam Schold. cigar box guitars

Saturday, June 30, 1-3 PM
Paul Eshelman, slipstone pottery

Saturday, July 14th, 1-3 PM
Paul Opperman, boot making

Saturday, August 18th, 1-3 PM
Patricia Lehnhardt, book making

Making the Connection: An Introduction to French Moderns

Making the Connection: An Introduction to French Moderns

A presentation by Carol Ehlers, Figge Art Museum Docent

Claude Monet: Marée Montante à Pourville, 1882, Brooklyn Museum,
Gift of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950, an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum, will be on view at the Figge Art Museum from October 6, 2018 to January 7, 2019.  Featuring 59 paintings and sculptures, the exhibition begins with the academic painters of the 19th century, such as Gerôme and Bouguereau, then moves on to artists who turned to nature for their inspiration, such as Corot, Millet and Boudin. It features works by all the leading Impressionists—Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and Manet–and some lesser colleagues, such as Morisot, Sisley and Caillebotte, as well as artists from England, Italy and Germany who aligned themselves with the movement. Also included are iconic sculptural works by Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas. Their successors, such as Matisse, Bonnard and Chagall, pioneered new approaches to image-making, as did artists from elsewhere in Europe, such as Gabrielle Münter and Chaim Soutine, all included in the exhibition.

Get ready for the exciting exhibition! This 45-minute art talk offers an introduction to the traveling exhibition, with background on some of the artists and their styles.

For information: Margaret Buhr, Director of Education, at 563 557 1851 or mbuhr@dbqart.com

 

Ticket to Dubuque: Multi-media program with Bob Dunn and Lou Fautsch

Ticket to Dubuque with Bob Dunn and Lou Fautsch

Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 pm

Ticket to Dubuque is a loving look at our city using original songs, photographs, and narration. It touches
on the city’s founding, its growth, its neighborhoods, its landmarks, the natural beauty of the hills & the
Mississippi River, and its ability to meet past and recent challenges.