Center for Lifelong Learning offers free lecture on Vincent van Gogh

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Hodges University will host a free lecture on the art of Vincent van Gogh. The lecture will be held at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Monday, October 17 from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm.

As a follow up to last week’s offering on post-Impressionism, this session will focus on Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh may be the most beloved and most famous of the post-Impressionist painters. His work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. At the time of his death, his work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. This class will examine his life and trace the development of his art from his early paintings in Holland to those highly creative years in the south of France.

The lecture will be conducted by Carol Jonson. She has been an instructor with the CLL since 1996, and has served on the CLL Advisory Board since its inception.  Ms. Jonson earned her BA and MA in English Literature from Wayne State University in Detroit, and did post-graduate work in Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Detroit. In 1995, she retired from a career in health care communications and marketing.  Ms. Jonson is currently a consultant and freelance writer.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Sarah Eldridge at (239) 598-6210.

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