Lectures, Films, Concerts
Join us for our THIRD THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES when we present talks on a range
of subjects by professional art dealers, collectors, curators and artists.
Hannah Perrine Mode
Join curator, Hannah Perrine Mode, as she discusses the exhibition PALLAY/PATTERN: Weaving Communities of the Sacred Valley, Peru, which combines her photographs of the remote villages of Patacancha and Kelkanka, Peru, with textiles created by local weavers. “Pallay”, the Quechua word for pattern, signifies the cultural weight of Peruvian weaving, as well as the connection of different communities through the appreciation of traditional craft.
During the summer of 2011, Mode spent two months volunteering with Awamaki: a non-profit organization that collaborates with the town of Ollantaytambo and surrounding communities to foster enduring economic opportunities and improve social conditions. She worked closely with the Awamaki Weaving Project, helping impoverished Quechua women to revitalize an endangered weaving tradition while affording financial independence through access to market.
Hannah Perrine Mode graduated from Skidmore College with degrees in Studio Art and Art History, is a former Concord Art intern, and currently lives in Sudbury, MA. Passionate about the relationship of art in a community on a local, national, and international scale, Mode has lived in Prague, Florence, and Ollantaytambo, Peru
Thursday, January 19
Free and open to the public
Moderated by D’lynne Plummer
Join us for an inspirational discussion with moderator D’lynne Plummer and a panel of four artists who will speak about their experience with the Artist's Professional Toolbox program, a nine month professional development program for visual artists, and speak to the profound impact the program has had on their art careers.
D’lynne Plummer is the Director of Professional Development for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, where she programs workshops and seminars serving artists and arts organizations. D'lynne has also worked as a freelance arts journalist and essayist for various regional and national publications, including Art New England, and as a marketing consultant and copywriter for clients large and small. D'lynne has taught writing and marketing courses for artists since 2007, presenting her workshops at the National Arts Marketing Conference and for arts agencies throughout New England.
Thursday, February 16
Free and open to the public
Join us for another inspiring talk by Shaun McNiff, renowned author, teacher and pioneer in expressive arts therapy, who will talk about the connection of art and spirituality and the origin of images. Making art comes from a place some would call sacred, from an emotional experience, or as a response to the surrounding world. Creating art can also be a meditation, a methodical process, a philosophical exploration, or an internal explosion. Shaun will explore the partnership between artist and spirit (ie: nature) which gives birth to images that are the “offspring” carrying the DNA of the artist and the object contemplated. When viewers see the image they will have the opportunity to explore their own soul. As Marcel Proust said, art is an "optical instrument" through which people find their own meaning
Thursday, March 22
$10 members $20 non-members
Join us for a series of films revealing the life of artists, their work and their place in the world. Films are free of charge and open to all. For reservations please email email@example.com.
This gripping documentary chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of art valued at more than $25 billion.
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm
Spanning five years, What Remains contains unbridled access to the many stages of Mann's photogrpahy, and is a rare glimpse of an eloquent and brilliant artist.
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 15, 7:00pm
This documentary brings art to life by examining Rembrandt's group portrait "Night Watch," searching for clues to murder and the motives of the 34 characters depicted.
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 14, 7:00pm
How does contemporary art address the idea of spirituality? This film depicts working
artists today who examine faith, belief, meditation, and religious symbols in art.
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 18, 7:00pm
Filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn's creates an intimate exploration of his famous father's life. The filmmaker tries to reconcile Louis Kahn’s prestige with his financial ruin, and his passion for his work with his insensitive treatment of his family.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 16, 7:00pm
FROM THE CONCORD ART VIDEO VAULT: TAPED LECTURE
For an inspirational panel discussion that was presented in conjuntion with our From A Fixed Point exhibition, check out Concord Carlisle Community Television On-Demand. The panel discussion is listed under the "Entertainment" category.
Did you miss our lectures with Shaun Mcniff? If so, you can enjoy his presentation by viewing A Conversation with Shaun McNiff.