Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 6 to 8 PM
Capacity: 8 participants
Cost: $80 per participant (invoicing via PayPal)
Location: Near Wilson Ave. & Bathurst St. (details shared with confirmed participants)
The visual language of art is mystifying for most, prompting questions including “What am I supposed to see?” and “What does this mean?” Just as understanding grammar and syntax is essential to gaining fluency in any spoken or written language, understanding visual art calls for some understanding of how space, composition, line, and colour interact to create an aesthetic experience. Judy Singer will guide participants to become fluent in the visual language of art by looking at numerous examples from Titian in 16th century Venice to Jackson Pollock in 20th century New York – and many other celebrated artists in between!
To parallel this artful presentation, participants will also explore four wines. Wines rooted in some of the same countries and cultures as the artists are chosen to complement the visual styles. Samples will be served from Italy, France, Spain, and the United States – the top four producers of wine worldwide. Josh Heuman will lead a light-hearted, but systematic tasting of each wine focused on appearance, aromas, and flavours. (Light nibbles will also be included.)
Whether you come as a beginner or an expert in art, wine, or both, this two-hour experience is sure to provide new insights!
Since graduating from York University Fine Arts in 1974, Judy Singer has had many solo and group exhibitions across Canada and the United States. From 1976 to 2005, she served as a professor of drawing, painting, and art history at York University. In 1982, she was chosen as one of two artists to represent Canada at the Carnegie International. In the spring of 2006, she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Over the past 48 years, she has taught painting, drawing and art history to thousands of students, including 30 years as a professor at York University. She continues to inspire through her paintings and as a freelance lecturer and creativity workshop leader.
Born and raised in Toronto, Josh Heuman attended York University where he completed a BA in Art History (1996) and MA in Art History (1999). He worked 20+ years as an art museum educator and curator in Canada and the United States. He has organized 1,000+ education and public programs; organized dozens of exhibitions; juried exhibitions and competitions; and, lectured at museums and universities. In 2014, he began to pursue certifications in wine, earning Wine and Spirit Education Trust Levels 1, 2 and 3 in rapid succession. He has developed and co-developed numerous classes that bring together art and wine.