Fun at the Museum!
It was so nice to be out and about this past Saturday for the first PSST social event. The MFA lecture did not disappoint! Much was learned! The religious and political intertwinings...were common subjects matter. The Murals themselves were, in that time period, considered the most lavish gift/possession one could own--superseding gold and jewels! What was spent on their production was equal to a months budget for the entire war effort they were currently engaged in. The feat of creating these masterpiece weavings is beyond my comprehension...the murals and the paintings are spectacular.
Next, and my favorite part, we sat outdoors on a beautiful spring evening sharing conversation on art, family, fun and a host of topics! A special event and memory.
Time to be Social!
Count down to our first PSST social/educational event! Doors open for seating at 3:30. Buy your ticket ahead of time online or at the door...general MFA admission.
Let's have some fun! Bring a friend, a spouse or just yourself and let's learn a little about art
and spend casual time getting to know each other better and/or just catching up.
First stop the Museum of Fine Arts- Law Building, (lower level) 4 to 5pm
A lecture presented by Anne Woollett, curator of paintings, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and organizing co-curator of the exhibition “Spectacular Rubens”
The topic is on one of the most fascinating and powerful women of the early 17th century, the spirited Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia (1566–1633). Rubens was her trusted advisor and court painter.
This is on a first come basis...be early!
Second stop-Socializing! At the Woodbar 3939 Montrose--nice write up in Houston Chronicle. Adult beverages, appetizers and more!
Let's do this!
What is pastel, how to mix and make it, and a little about painting with it, a little basic information from Pigments through the Ages.
Don't miss this months PSST interview with Anne Maree Healey- lots to ponder in this one! We learn and grow from the experience of others and Anne Maree has wonderful information to share. Such as " I WORK IN SERIES and my subject matter always tells a story." After reading this line I thought back to viewing the Top 100 Pastels of the Year in the Pastel Journal and guess what...the winners did seem to tell a story...hmmm...I am listening! Thanks Anne Maree! To read the interview-click here.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock