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Art Gallery: Lecture by Charles Ritchie
Start Date: 1/23/2012Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 1/23/2012End Time: 6:00 PM
Event Description:
Charles Ritchie is an artist based in Washington, D.C. recognized for his watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting views of his studio and home. Meticulously rendered, sometimes over a period of many years, these monochromatic, intimately scaled compositions take light and its passage through the darkened rooms and suburban exteriors of early morning as their primary focus. Parallel and integral to Ritchie's art making is his practice of journal keeping, an activity he has sustained continuously since 1977 resulting in a total of 136 books. In addition to recording the artist's immediate response to the numerous subjects that comprise his work, these books also include private notations, written in nearly illegible script, that track his dreams.

Beginning with a look at Ritchie's current journal, this wide-ranging lecture will then look back to the origins of his interest in the book form and his first enthusiasm for art and the creative process. A brief chronology will relate how the journals evolved, augmented by descriptions of technical methods and a discussion of how dreams are recalled and their significance in self-study. A brief look at artists, writers, and poets follows, reflecting the importance of models in developing the artist's journaling practice. Select journal studies will be presented alongside completed drawings, offering a dialogue between the proposed image and its resolution.
Contact Information:
Name: Art Gallery
Phone: 215-572-2131
Email: gallery@arcadia.edu
Admission Information:
Lecture is free and open to the public

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