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Starting April 2, 2020 7 Weeks, April 2nd - May 21st with no class on April 23rd

Women of Abstract Expressionism

Facilitator: Karen Lindsay

Thursday Afternoons: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, beginning on April 2 through May 21

** Please note there will be no class on Thursday, April 23rd

This class will explore the lives and works of often unknown female artists of this mid-twentieth-century art movement who lived on the East and West Coasts during the 1940s and 50s. In particular we will focus on Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Mary Abbott, Perle Fine, Grace Hartigan, Deborah Remington, and Ethel Schwabacher. Illustrated lectures, PowerPoint presentations and videos will highlight exciting journeys, as well as the trials and tribulations these women experienced during this time.

This will be an eight week class although we will not meet the week of April 20. Each class will be two hours long and an hour will be dedicated to each artist.

Facilitator: Karen Lindsay graduated with a degree in Education from the University of Denver. Although she has no artistic talent, she is an art enthusiast and an active volunteer at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. Karen is an Advisory Board member of Sculpture Evergreen, a nonprofit whose mission is to acquire public art for Evergreen. She has facilitated several art history classes for OLLI, the University of Denver’s adult education program, including The Group of Seven, The Broadmoor Artists, Colorado Women Artists of the 20th Century, Passport to Paris, Picasso to Pollock, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, and tours of local museums in the Denver area.

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