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Adventures in Art Lecture at the Ponte Vedra Library: The Influence of Japanese Woodcuts on the Impressionists



Madame Monet by Claude Monet

Written by Gerry Bialka

The next Adventures in Art series at the Ponte Vedra Library takes place at 6:30pm Tuesday, January 17th. Local artist Jan Bialka will present “The Influence of Japanese woodcuts on the Impressionists” in conjunction with The Cummer Museum’s exhibition of Japanese woodcuts and the forthcoming exhibit of Impressionist art.

As Japanese prints first became available to European and American artists in the late 1800’s, they incorporated the subjects, motifs, and compositional devices of the Japanese into their art. Striving to create a new and modern kind of art, they found both motivation and models in the artistic techniques of the Japanese.

Jan Bialka is a local artist. She studied art history at Lake Forest College and graduated from the Ray-Vogue School of Design in Chicago. More recently you may remember Jan as the owner of Compleat Books in Sawgrass Village or as the president of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library.

Adventures in Art is a monthly series cosponsored by FOCUS Cummer and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra library. All events at the library are free and open to the public.  No reservations are required.

FOCUS Cummer is an affinity group of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. FOCUS’ members are residents of the Beaches communities who are united to support the Cummer’s mission to engage and inspire through art, gardens, and education.

The Friends of the Library Ponte Vedra Beach is organized to enhance and enrich the community by making the Ponte Vedra Beach public library an outstanding educational, cultural, civic and recreational center.

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