ISLE OF WIGHT ARTS SOCIETY BEGINS 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF CONFERENCES AND EVENTS – Island Echo

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The Arts Society Isle of Wight will soon begin its season of lectures and events for its 40th anniversary.

The Society for the Arts (formerly NADFAS) is a leading national organization dedicated to supporting and promoting decorative and fine arts. Expert speakers give illustrated lectures at monthly meetings and share their specialist knowledge about the arts in general.

The Arts Society Isle of Wight will launch its new season soon on Tuesday, September 28 and celebrate its 40th anniversary. In addition to this, the Society also offers social events for the benefit of members and occasional day trips to places of interest.

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From time to time longer excursions are organized for several days, in the UK or abroad. 1 or 2 study days are also being prepared.

Having been unable to hold face-to-face meetings since March 2020, the Company can now offer a full program of conferences and events at its new location, Northwood House in Cowes.

The first conference to take place, Cirque Medrano; Renoir, Degas and Lautrec hosted by Paul Chapman, takes a look at the legendary Parisian circus, from its beginnings in 1875 until its closure in 1963. It was an integral part of Parisian life and culture, attracting writers, painters and poets .

Many artists, including Renoir, Lautrec, Degas and Picasso were inspired and captured by the magic of the circus. It is an intriguing journey through the history of Cirque Medrano seen through the eyes of the artists of Montmartre.

The conference will begin at 2:15 p.m. on September 28.

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Existing and new members will be warmly welcomed. For more information see www.theartssocietyisleofwight.org.uk or contact the Membership Secretariat at [email protected] .


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