Hamden Art League to host David Allen Dunlop at October 13th Meeting.
"Layers, Textures and Patterns in Landscape".
David Allen Dunlop will demonstrate both historical models and contemporary techniques as he develops a landscape painting. He will take his audience back in time to see how artists of the past 500 years evoked the feeling of trees, meadows, water, motion and space. He will introduce us to new tools and materials. Mr. Dunlop's demonstration will include a discussion of how our brain perceives the world and how artists may use the insights of neuroscience and psychology to attract and hold the attention of viewers.
David Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. David is the engaging host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, "Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop," for which he won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations including Aetna Insurance, Delta Airlines, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, and more. David has had solo shows in the Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Art3Gallery, Manchester, NH and other prestigious galleries and institutions around the country since 1981. His award-winning work has been the subject of extensive reviews, including a feature article in the "New York Times". Mr. Dunlop lectured on 4000 years of painting in a guest appearance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he has been a visiting artist/lecturer at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT., the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ and other art museums throughout the United States.
David graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2011. He earned an MFA from The Pratt Institute, NY, NY. He is on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where he teaches, lectures, gives workshops and leads groups to Italy, France, Spain and Japan. David lives in Wilton, CT, with his wife, Rebecca Hoefer.
The Hamden Art League meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Social Hall of the Miller Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Refreshments and socializing begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:15 p.m., and Mr. Dunlop's presentation/demonstration at 7:30 p.m. The whole program is free and open to the public. If the library is closed due to inclement weather the meeting will be cancelled.
Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT
The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.