Art: History and Hands-On

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Date(s) - 1/16/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Blue Hill Public Library

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host the film Mystery of a Masterpiece on Thursday, January 16th, at 6:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library, and a related art workshop on Saturday, January 18th at 4:00 PM. These events are part of a series of six art history film screenings at the library, roughly three weeks apart, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later.

Mystery of a Masterpiece is about a portrait that is thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million. This PBS / NOVA film profiles a new breed of experts who are approaching “cold case” art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, and follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multibillion-dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art. The workshop will allow participants to forge their own “masterpiece” using authentic materials.

These events are free and open to all, but space in the hands-on art workshop can only be reserved at the film screening, and is limited to those who attend the film.
Margret is a certified art instructor with 25 years in the public school system and private teaching experience. She expanded her exposure to art and artists through her curatorial experience during eight years of employment at the Blue Hill Public Library. She has exhibited widely, and in the summer runs her neighborhood “Little Gallery” in Surry.

For more information, contact the library at 374-55515.

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