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The Clark Hosts Dürer Drawing Day

For Immediate Release

November 11, 2010

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute invites participants of all ages and abilities to be inspired by the art of Albrecht Dürer at the Dürer Drawing Day on Saturday, November 27 from 11:30 to 3:30 pm. This workshop, which accompanies the Clark’s The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer exhibition, will be guided by professional artists Jaye Fox and Thor Wickstrom, co-directors of studio21south in North Adams. Participants are encouraged to visit The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer exhibition and study the artist's use of line to define form, light, and shadow. Populated by monsters, witches, hybrid animals, and marauding soldiers, the strange world of Albrecht Dürer will inspire budding artists to create their own works of imaginative fancy.

Considered by many to be the greatest German artist of all time, Albrecht Dürer was celebrated during his lifetime as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Deeply embedded in a tumultuous era of religious reformation and scientific inquiry, Dürer used his art to reflect the spiritual and social preoccupations of his time. The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer, on view at the Clark from November 14, 2010, through March 13, 2011, explores how and why Dürer’s visionary imagery remains arresting despite centuries of cultural change. The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer is proudly presented by Crane & Co.

This event is free of charge, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drawing materials for the event have been provided by Excelsior Company and are the only materials allowed for use in the Clark’s galleries.

About the Instructors

Jaye Fox has been honored with the American Society of Portrait Artists International Portrait Competition Certificate of Merit, an Audubon Artists award, and an American Artists Professional League Award in Oils.

Thor Wickstrom studied at the Art Students League of New York and studied anatomy at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts. He is also an established children’s illustrator, with more than 20 books to his credit, as well as an on-going series for the Cricket magazine group.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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November 27:
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute invites participants of all ages and abilities to be inspired by the art of Albrecht Dürer at the Dürer Drawing Day on Saturday, November 27 from 11:30 to 3:30 pm. This workshop, which accompanies the Clark’s The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer exhibition, will be guided by professional artists and co-directors of studio21south, Jaye Fox and Thor Wickstrom. This event is free of charge, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drawing materials for the event have been provided by Excelsior Company and are the only materials allowed for use in the Clark’s galleries. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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