Do you love books and art? If so, join us for our book club that focuses on the exciting world of art. In the first week there will be an art lecture and two weeks later a discussion about the book. $12 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration required, call (304) 561-3517. Fee includes both sessions per month, but does not include book.
The Muse of Eduoard Manet
by M. Clifford
Thursday, June 6 & 20, 1:30-3 pm
The lives of Eduoard Manet, the 19th
century French artist and Emily Porterfield, a 21st
century conservator, intertwine through letters. Love grows between them through an impossible gap in time and murder as well as forgery threaten Emily’s world.
Clara and Mr.Tiffany
by Susan Vreeland
Thursday, August 8 & 22, 1:30-3 pm
Clara Driscoll is head of the women’s division of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s New York studio. Unrecognized for the work she does, Clara longs for acknowledgement of her artistic skills, but also for love, which would unfortunately bring an end to her career.
The Botticelli Secret
by Marina Fiorato
Thursday, October 10 & 24, 1:30-3 pm
Luciana Vetra, part-time model and full-time prostitute, is thrilled to be the central figure in Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera
painting. When the artist refuses to pay her she steals an unfinished version of the painting in revenge and puts her life in danger from those who want the work back at all costs.
Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling
by Ross King
Thursday, December 5 & 19, 1:30-3 pm
Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. The artist created amazing artwork over the next four years while battling many difficulties such as ill health and a young rival named Raphael.