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Alfresco Studio for Impressionist Painters

October 25, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Garden: An Alfresco Studio for the Impressionist Painter

On Saturday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m., the Walnut Creek Library is pleased to present a Fine Arts lecture on Impressionist painters and their frequent favorite setting, The Garden. The garden served as an inspiration for many Impressionist painters. Among the most enthusiastic gardeners were Caillebotte, Monet, Renoir, and Cézanne. Which came first— an interest in the garden or in painting—is not always easy to determine. Breaking from our recent tradition of scheduling evening lectures for our fine arts program series, after listening to feedback from many of our patrons, this lecture will be offered on a Saturday morning to accommodate our daytime drivers.

Join us for a lecture presented by Carol Nelson, a docent who has been presenting lectures for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since completing her docent training in 1976. Her interest in European art began with a major in French at Stanford. Many of Carol’s lectures concern French history and the decorative arts. Ms. Nelson lived in France for two-and-a-half years before returning to the United States and entering the Docent Council program. She pays frequent visits to Europe, renewing her interest on an annual basis.

The Walnut Creek Library is located at 1644 North Broadway.  This program will take place on the 2nd floor in the Oak View Room. The Library is open: Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further information, phone the Library at 925-977-3340.  To register for this free program call the library or register online at: http://www.wclibrary.org/event/thegarden 

Contact:         Sarah Spindle, Adult Services Librarian

Telephone:    925-977-3340

FAX:               925-977-3350

Email:             [email protected]

Event:             The Garden: An Alfresco Studio for the Impressionist Painter

Date:               Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time:              11:00 a.m.

Place:             Walnut Creek Library, 1644 North Broadway., Walnut Creek, CA  94596

Ages:              Adult

Cost:               Free

Information:   call the Walnut Creek Library at 925-977-3340 or visit the library’s website at www.ccclib.org.  Register for this workshop online at WCLibrary.org/event/thegarden/



October 25, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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