South Franklin Circle offers “Through the Eyes of the Artist” lecture series

South Franklin Circle offers the free art history lecture series, “Through the Eyes of the Artist” on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. in October, November and December.   The series is free and open to the public and takes place in the Chautauqua Room in the Community Center at South Franklin Circle, 16600 Warren Court, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.  To RSVP, please call (440) 247-1300 or visit

“Through the Eyes of the Artist” is the brainchild of Hudson-based art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.  Originally funded by a grant from the Cleveland Museum of Art to bring art into the lives of school children, “Through the Eyes of the Artist” has evolved into a program for all ages interested in uncovering fascinating details about the world’s most renowned artists.

Each presentation is enhanced with music, prints and wonderful images to help tell the artist’s story.  In addition, attendees receive an overview of the artist and a note-card memento.

October 10 Georges Seurat
Pointillism called “chromo-luminarism” by Seurat dramatically influenced the course of modern art.

October 24 Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was a controversial figure in his time.  His work was constantly criticized for being too sensual. Today, they stand out as a “visual symphony” and are regarded as the most important paintings ever to come out of Vienna.

November 7 Suzanne Valadon
Transformed herself from an artist’s model into a successful artist

November  21 Alphonse Mucha
Unforgettable images of enchanting women, streaming hair, flowing fabrics, Mucha’s work epitomizes the Art Nouveau Movement, and yet his name is barely known. He felt that art should serve as language to the viewer.

December 5 Picasso
Picasso’s enormous output kept his name before the public, even though his work seemed to be far from the mainstream. His powers of invention and execution spanned more than 80 years.

December 19 Drama, Passion, Obsession and Tragedy
The Hidden Lives of our Greatest Artists – The most outrageous tales about some of our most famous artists – all the good stuff our art history books left out! “Many of the best artists lived on the edge of chaos – where all great art is born”  You will never view art the same way again.


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