"Envision the Impressionist" will be at the Art Center until
There are 15 artists in the show, 14 of which are Art Center members. Purdy and Shepard said that there is one new member who is showing his art in this show, and that the open house attracted many new people that they'd never seen before.
Impressionism is a popular school of painting, Shepard said. Many people associate it with
The style originated in the late 1800's. Monet, Degas and Pissarro wanted to pull away from the traditional style of painting, but they weren't working together as a group. Rather, they were independent artists with diverse approaches to painting, but painted in a way that is now considered impressionism, according to the
Impressionism is a style of painting that lacks elaborate detail but utilizes texture, color and lighting in ways that the traditional painting of the late 1800s did not use.
Many critics of the style said that the paintings looked like unfinished sketches, or impressions, which is where the name of the movement came from, the
While critics looked harshly on impressionism, progressive writers of the time said that the style was modern and captured depictions of daily life that other styles of art couldn't, according to the
Now, Shepard said that impressionism is probably one of the most recognizable styles of art to people in this area. The Art Center has some teachers who teach the style, such as
Shepard said this show falls in the middle of the Art Center's capital campaign and that the show gives the community more chances to donate. She said that the Art Center has almost reached its goal of
What: Envision the Impressionist
How much: Free
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