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KACC Announces "Art Talks" Series
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011

The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center is pleased to announce a series of "Art Talks," featuring the lives and work of four prominent women artists, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, and Helen Hardin. The lively two-hour, illustrated presentations will be delivered by Dr. Robin E. Clark, a recently retired university professor, currently living in Mason, Texas. Each "talk" will be focused on a specific artist and will involve 90 minutes of presentation and discussion of the artist’s work, followed by time for questions from the audience.

Georgia O’Keeffe, who died in 1986 at the age of 98, rarely needs an introduction to the general public; Frida Kahlo, an Hispanic artist, led a difficult life, wracked by physical and psychological pain; Mary Cassatt, an American-born, outspoken female artist, gained recognition from prominent male artists in Europe before the turn of the century; and Helen Hardin, a troubled but talented artist of mixed Native American and Anglo heritage, spent her short life searching for personal identity and acceptance. Dates for the Art Talks are: O’Keeffe on January 22, Kahlo on February 26, Cassatt on March 26, and Hardin on April 23. Each will begin at 1:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, per talk or $25 for all four. Seating will be limited so early registration is recommended.

Clark, who holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University, recently retired after having taught art and teacher education at universities in Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Dakota. A practicing artist, she has maintained an active exhibition record for over 30 years and has received numerous awards for her work. She is an independent researcher, published author and international public speaker who currently conducts art workshops and curates exhibitions throughout Texas.

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. Call 830-895-2911 or visit 228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville for reservations. For more information about KACC, visit

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