An Evening with Wassily Kandinsky
An Evening with Wassily Kandinsky - June 14, 2019. 7:00-10:00 PM - at the Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, 104 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD. Often referred to a the "Father of Abstract Expressionism," Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was born in Odessa where, after formal training as a lawyer, became interested in painting, establishing the Museum of the Culture of Painting after the Russian Revolution. Moving to Germany and developing his theories about art expressionism, he was a member of the Der Blaue Reiter Group with Franz Marc. He returned to Russia with the advent of WWI , but late returned to teach at the Blauhaus School of Art and Architecture in Germany until it was closed during WWII by the Nazis. He then moved to France where he became a citizen and lived for the rest of his life. Kandinsky is recognized as one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th Century. A musician, much of Kandinsky's artwork is fluid and influenced by the rhythms of sound . . . music on canvas. He believed deeply that visual painting could express what we feel and experience without being literally representative. he is quoted as saying: "Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?"
Film segments highlighting this forward thinking painter will be shown followed by a hands-on painting workshop led by Beth Hilliker. Complimentary refreshments will be served and random door prizes will be awarded. Join us for the fun! $48 includes all activities, art supplies, savory and sweet refreshments, and drinks. (Alcohol only served to those over the age of 21. Non-alcoholic drinks are also served.)
20 participant spaces are available. Reservation is confirmed with payment. This evening is sponsored by the Cumberland Cultural Foundation - C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, Balance Essential Wellness, and Beth Hilliker's Painting Outside The Lines.
"The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul." ~Wassily Kandinsky