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Virtual Artists Conversations A Sense of Place: Featuring Painters Lauren Whearty and Kelly Kautz from Art of the State 2021

December 3 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

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“A Sense of Place” refers to the emotional connection between people and their surroundings. This subject was explored by Lauren Whearty and Kelly Kautz, who won Art of the State awards for their paintings of interior scenes.  Because artists have been painting interiors for centuries, the views are often examined to provide information about an artist’s material culture, society, and the emotional connections between the artist and his/her/their surroundings. Join State Museum Fine Arts Curator Amy Hammond and painters Lauren Whearty and Kelly Kautz to learn about the artists’ interiors and how they represent “A Sense of Place” for us today.

This program will be presented via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration is free, but required. To register to virtually attend the program click here.






About Virtual Learn at Lunchtime:
Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations.

Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

Want to watch past programs? Visit PHMC’s YouTube channel to watch all of recorded sessions.

Art of the State, open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople, is an annual juried exhibition held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Art of the State continues to provide an opportunity for both established and emerging Pennsylvania artists to exhibit their work and receive statewide recognition

Presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

Art of the State will be open Sunday, September 26, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation is the non-profit partner of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Governed by a volunteer board, PHF helps preserve the Commonwealth’s rich heritage through charitable funding, membership, grant management, and community engagement.

                                                                         Art of the State 2021 Media Sponsor



December 3
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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