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Lecture Series with Tom Brenner: “Illumination – The Role of Light in Two-Dimensional Art: as Tool, as Subject, as Symbol & Sig
Ticket Price: $10 per person member, $12 per person non-member
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In exploring this fascinating subject, Brenner will survey scores of images from a wide range of times, places and artistic perspectives. Among the questions that will be considered are the following. How best can an artist perceive and understand the workings of light in the physical world? By what means can he or she most effectively translate these observations into an artistic image? How does the artists’ treatment of light affect the viewer’s response?  Woven throughout this visual journey, the words of artists, scientists, poets and philosophers, will further illuminate the aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual significance of light in our lives and our creativity.

Tom Brenner, has been a painter, pastelist and photographer for more than 30 years.  He has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast and his work hangs in numerous private and public collections.  During this time, he has taught a wide range of courses in drawing, painting and design.  In addition to being an instructor at the Silvermine School of Art since 1996, he also teaches at Sacred Heart University and Housatonic Community College.  Over the years, Tom Brenner has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, Africa and India.  He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University, and has studied applied arts and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.  


Please join us at the Silvermine Arts Center - Sara Victoria Hall at 4:30 PM.


Venue Information
Silvermine Arts Center - Sara Victoria Hall
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan
, CT
1 203-966-9668
Presenting Organization
Silvermine Arts Center
1 203-966-9700