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The Joy of Great Works of Art – Lecture by Paul Welch

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)


Join Paul Welch for an enthusiastic introduction to great works of art throughout history. Art concepts have influenced many areas of our everyday lives, such as architecture, fashion and fabrics, design in automobiles and aircraft. This lecture will examine the significant roles of masters in visual arts in offering social commentary and in documenting world history. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.

A few of the thirty-two artists to be discussed are Bosch, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Rembrandt, El Greco, Dali, Picasso, Balla, Kollwitz, Degas, Cassatt, Kandinsky, Boccioni, Gorky and Signac.

The lecture is paired with an exhibit of of true-to-size reproductions of great artistic masterpieces. This exhibit is on display to the public in the McGuire Community Room of the TADL Main Library beginning December 4, 2017, through the end of January 2018.


Paul Welch is a retired chair and Professor Emeritus of the Art Department at Northwestern Michigan College. In his 30 year career at NMC, he taught painting and art history. His work has been exhibited in countless galleries, shows and events, notably; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Art Institute Chicago, Kresge Art Center, and ArtPrize. His stained glass commissions grace numerous churches, including St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Traverse City. Still an active art advocate, he is the driving force behind The Art Banner Project, a collaboration with The Dennos Museum, transforming the Traverse City urban landscape into an outdoor gallery for the enrichment of all. “The greatest moments of my life were teaching.”


January 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Main Library (Traverse City)
610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States


McGuire Community Room