Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 13, 2014

Art professor presents art lecture series at Cummings and Hobe Sound libraries beginning March 4

For immediate release: February 13, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

Dr. Terryl Lawrence will present a two-part lecture series on art and its international expansion beginning Tuesday, March 4 at 2 pm in the Donahue room of the Peter and Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave, Palm City.

Toulouse Lautrec & Montmartre,” the March 4 lecture, deals with the title artist and how more than any other artist he epitomized the spirit of Montmartre, the most vibrant and colorful quarter of 19th century Paris. He is one of those artists who has attracted interest not only for his art, but for the life he lived. The series continues Tuesday March 25 from 6 to 7 pm with “Gustav Klimt & Art Nouveau” at the Hobe Sound Public Library, where Dr. Lawrence will discuss how in the period referred to as the “fin de siecle” – the prosperous middle class of Europe were determined to live “the good life”. Klimt and 39 of his fellow artists established the Vienna Secession in 1897 for the purpose of raising the quality of Arts and Craft in Austria to the highest level of Art Nouveau.

Dr. Terryl Lawrence earned a doctoral degree from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida and is the recipient of many awards including a national grant in the Humanities. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s “Artist in Exile,” and taught photography, drawing and art history at CW Post College, SUNY Empire State College, FAU, and other public and private institutions. Currently she is a professor at The Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton where she teaches art history, mythology, drawing and design.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at




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