Attendees can expect a combination of entertaining stories, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Educators will receive a CD of images courtesy of the VMFA, posters, lesson plans to take back to their classroom, and will be eligible for re-certification points.
Join Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator of the VMFA, as he explores these artists who celebrated America without filter, focusing on common people in common lives and places. The photographer Walker Evans and painter Edward Hopper were part of the generation of American artists who tore themselves away from European ideals at the start of the 20th century. Within those scenes lies a powerful silence in which directness creates a visual anxiety as we wonder what has just happened and what will happen next. Participants will discuss the emotional power of space and shadow in Walker Evans’ photographs and explore Edward Hopper’s love of and direct influence on classic Film Noir from The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep to modern reinterpretations including works by Quentin Tarantino and Wim Wenders.
This workshop is intended for teachers, educators, and all those interested in art! Refreshments will be provided.
This event is FREE for PCA and Second Street Gallery members ($5 for non-members). Advance registration required. To register for this workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30. Questions? Please call (434)977-7284.
Second Street Gallery is located at 115 Second Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22903.