Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 2, 2012

Four-part Lecture Series on Art Centers of the United States Begins 2pm Fri. 2/10 at Blake Library


Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                      

DATE:  FEBRUARY 2, 2012                                                                                     



WHO:                 The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of Martin County libraries


WHAT:           Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning



Presented by Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D.


Dr. Terryl Lawence, professor of drawing and art history at The Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton, will present a four-part series of illustrated talks on art centers of the United States Feb. 10 through March 23 at the Blake Library in Stuart.  Part of Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series, the lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.



Friday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m.                                                                                              

Art Centers of the United States: The Hamptons

For more than two centuries, this beach resort by the sea has been home to a community of artists and writers.  Winslow Homer painted there and William Merritt Chase had an art school in Shinnecock; Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Larry Rivers, Fairfield Porter, Willem deKooning and a host of others lived and worked there.  Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote there.


Friday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.                                                                                              

Art Centers of the United States: California Bay Area

After Abstract Expressionism, painters in and around San Francisco such as Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud shifted the terms of their sensual brushwork and began to explore figurative compositions.


Friday, March 9, 2 p.m.                                                                                                        

Art Centers of the United States: New York City

The art capitol of the world, New York City has it all: the artists, their studios, the galleries—and the beat of life that nourishes the contemporary art scene.


Friday, March 23, 2 p.m.                                                                                                      

Art Centers of the United States: Miami’s South Beach

A panorama of architectural, interior and garden design with a heavy influence of Art Deco and Modernism, South Beach has become an international playground with great appeal to interior designers, architects, artists and writers.


WHEN:             Friday, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 9 and March 23, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart 34996

HOW:                Free and open to the public.  No reservations required.


For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any Martin County library or visit the library website,




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