Winter Wednesdays: Meditation on Art by People of Color (via Zoom)
Sometimes looking at an oil painting can lift one’s spirit. Sometimes gazing at a sculpture can make us think about things differently. Sometimes sitting with a watercolor piece can bring some new shades of light into a dark winter’s night. Gail Burnaford invite you to spend just 30 minutes (tops!) with us for any or all Wednesdays in January to do just that. Here’s how it will work. Each week, we will gather on Zoom and, after a hello and welcome, we will spend about 5 minutes in silence – just looking at one or two works of art done by an artist of color. We will just sit with the work and see what we see.
We will then invites you to jot down what “bubbles up” in the chat space on Zoom – or save your ideas on a slip of paper… still in quiet meditation. Finally, we will briefly talk about the work; the conveners will share the artist’s name, the title of the piece and relevant background on the work. No special interest or wisdom about art is required! We hope you go away with a bit of new light in a dark winter – and new knowledge about an artist who might have escaped your gaze up until now.
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3mEcxHM
The image is Basil Watson’s Boiling Point
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the son of internationally renowned painter Barrington Watson, it was a natural progression for Basil Watson to study at the Jamaica School of Art. He then went on to establish a successful career as Jamaica's leading sculptor.
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