Artist Talks and Workshops

Ron Rosenstock in Iceland

Workshop: Creating meaningful art, mat cutting and framing
Saturday, November 25, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $95 (Register here)

This one-day workshop is designed for anyone wishing to learn more about creating meaningful art and preparing their art for presentation. In the morning session Ron will demonstrate mat cutting and framing. Everyone will have a hands-on opportunity to cut mats. Ron will supply everything needed for this workshop.

After a lunch break, Ron will draw on his 50 years of experience in sharing his philosophy and also having everyone do an exercise he created based on the 13th century German theologian and philosopher Meister Eckhart, “Art is not just for special people but everyone is a special kind of an artist.

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In Ron’s Words: A Meaningful Photograph

A meaningful photograph is not a photo of something but is something in itself.  A photograph that is only its subject matter is seen and quickly reduced to a memory of the particular subject.  A meaningful photograph is so much more. As with a meditative and creative experience, there is no end to its possible depth. Not only is such a photograph an interpretation of the light that falls on the original subject matter, it is also a magical combination of that quality of light and the delicate balance achieved by light and dark areas in the image.  Perhaps there exists an ancient formula for the proportions of light and dark areas within an image required to evoke in the viewer a profound depth of meaning.  As with other forms of art through the ages, photography can connect us with this deeper meaning. Each of us seeks a direction in life without knowing the final destination. As artists and seekers, we are drawn by a creative force to the Light within and so begin our life’s journey. As viewers of art we open ourselves to connecting with meaning and spirit.

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About Ron Rosenstock

Ron’s photographs are in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, The International Center of Photography, New York City, and numerous private collections. He has been honored with over 100 exhibits in the United States and Europe in the past fifty years including The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts and the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ron has published six books of his photographs.

Presently Ron is a frequent lecturer to social, community and professional groups as well as an international photo tour leader in Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Cuba, New Zealand and Vinalhaven, Maine.

Workshop: Writing Your First Book – Sharing Experiences
Artists: Lynne Damianos and Lisa Thompson

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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This is a Creative Circles event.

About Creative Circles: The Women’s Art Forum (WAF) is now Creative Circles – Art for All! We invite all friends of the arts to join us. Creative Circles will consist of six programs a year, offered during the months of February, April, May, September, October and November. In the words of its’ founders, the mission of this volunteer organization is to host artists’ talks that “build a strong and inclusive community through the arts – sharing contributions, inspiring one another, and growing together as human beings, artists and community.

Please join us! Let’s celebrate, together, the creative spirit in our community!

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