Art association offers afternoon of Bliss

The regular monthly meeting of the Carson Valley Art Association will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden.

Billy Bliss will be the guest speaker, providing a slide show and art history presentation to the association. Bliss is an art history teacher at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Some of his college subjects include discovering and developing the creative imagination, which is a mixed curriculum class involving survey art history, theory and studio art, including drawing, painting, collage, mixed media and sculpture.

Bliss presents his lectures in a unique style, is informative and he will give you a whole new slant on the artistic view of things.

He has been a teaching artist at the Sierra Arts Foundation, giving guest lectures at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City titled "Seeing is not Believing," regarding art in relation to visual media, "My Kid Could have Done That," concerning post-war American abstract expressionism and "The Open Window and the Storm-Tossed Boat," regarding romanticism in 19th-century painting.

In January of 2005 he was the "artist in residence" at Smith Valley High School in Smith where he gave multiple art and sociology lectures to three high school classes, covering topics such as technology, music culture, violence and sexuality in relation to art history.

For information, contact CVAA President Beth Bosman at 782-5606.


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