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Loveland Museum/Gallery Hosts Gallery Talks and Art Activity During Night on the Town

LOVELAND, CO – The Loveland Museum/Gallery invites individuals of all ages to enjoy two gallery talks and a drop-in art activity during Night on the Town on Friday, April 11, 2014. Night on the Town guests will enjoy free admission to the Authentic Form exhibition and will have the opportunity to learn more about the exhibition from collector Mark Addison and children’s author Natasha Wing. Both events are free and open to the public.

Authentic Form: Abstract Art Featuring Selections from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum features 40+ abstract works of art and encompasses a broad array of artistic approaches and aesthetic tendencies. Included in the exhibition are works by many well-known artists such as Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Alexander Calder, Sonia Delaunay, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Elizabeth Murray, Louise Nevelson, Dorothea Rockburne, Frank Stella, and Barbara Takenaga.

Polly and Mark Addison began collecting contemporary art in the early 1970s, and only a small portion of their impressive art collection is represented within the Authentic Form exhibition. On Friday, April 11, guests visiting the Loveland Museum/Gallery will have the rare opportunity to learn more about the exhibition from Mark Addison himself. At 5:30 pm, Addison will present an interactive tour of the Authentic Form exhibition and discuss various works of art featured within the Main Gallery.

Also taking place on Friday, April 11 is a gallery talk and drop-in art activity with children’s author Natasha Wing. As a child growing up in Connecticut, Wing lived just down the street from Josef Albers, one of the artists featured in the Authentic Form exhibition. Albers is famous for his experimentation with color and combining squares of different hues to change the mood of his art. His findings have inspired art educators around the world.

As a writer, Wing wanted to share the story of her childhood neighbor. Her book An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers is for children, but she shares it with art educators and parents alike, giving them suggested activities and ideas to experiment with Albers’ theories. Wing will discuss and sign copies of her book at 4:30 pm on Friday, April 11 in the Foote Gallery of the Museum. At 5:00 pm, following the presentation and book-signing, Wing will lead a drop-in art activity for participants of all ages. Copies of Wing’s book will be available for purchase during the event.

Admission to the Main Gallery exhibit is free during Night on the Town, as are the affiliated gallery talks from Mark Addison and Natasha Wing. For more information contact the Loveland Museum/Gallery at (970) 962-2410.

The Loveland Museum/Gallery is located at 503 N Lincoln Avenue, the corner of 5th and Lincoln, in Loveland, Colorado. http://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org.

 

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