Art of Conversation

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The Art of Conversation speaker series is designed to engage and enlighten attendees. Engage with a variety of artists who will inspire new ways of thinking about art. All programs are scheduled to take place at the Rahr-West Art Museum. 
Free and open to the public.

Buttoning Down the Past
Thursday, April 25 @ 1pm
2019 AOC bethlehem Pearl buttonPresented by Pat Prange
Join Pat as she takes you on a journey through the history of all things buttons.  Explore Manitowoc’s history, which consists of four button factories. Learn about the dating and materials that buttons have been made of through the years, including the hand-carved Bethlehem Pearl buttons, and acquire interesting ideas for crafting with buttons. Refreshments to follow.

Thomas Hart Benton
2019 AOC BentonSunday, June 9 @ 1pm
Presented by Ed Trover, Curator, Swope Art Museum
Learn about the 20th Century American scene painting of Thomas Hart Benton, as  Mr. Trover shares the history of this extraordinary painter. Refreshments to follow.

Naval Art
2019 AOC Naval History and Herritage LogoThursday, July 11 @ 1pm
Presented by John Pentangelo, Director, Hampton Roads Naval Museum
The Navy and its unique connection to some of America's greatest artists is explored in advance of Subfest 2019.
Refreshments to follow.


"What a Relief" Sculpting Walls Into WOWS!
Sunday, August 18 @ 1pm
Presented by Randy Detjen, Owner & Artists, What A Relief Sculpted Murals
Join Randy as he shares his story as an artists and demonstrates some of the techniques that he uses to create his unique styoe of three dimensional art. Refreshments to follow.

So... The Art of Tablescapes can be fun!
2019 AOC Linda Miller PictureThursday, October 17 @ 1pm
Presented by Linda Miller
Have you ever entertained and wished you knew how to present a fabulous table to be a focal point of your dinner? Linda will demonstrate how to create beautiful tablescapes, from easy to elegant. Refreshments to follow.