The Alliance for the Arts launches its members only Gallery Book Club on Tuesday, September 17 with a discussion of Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art. Here is your chance to join fellow Alliance members in an exploration of literature revolving around art, artists, art history and art appreciation.
Participate in thoughtful group discussions and expand your appreciation and knowledge of the art world.
The group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Club members must purchase their own copy of each book. A discussion guide is available for download at artinlee.org. Pre-registration is encouraged - an active Alliance membership is all that’s required. This is yet another benefit of an Alliance membership.
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo is an astonishing narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate cons in the history of art forgery. It tells the story of the infamous con man John Drewe and his accomplice, the affable artist John Myatt. The duo exploited the archives of British art institutions to irrevocably legitimize the hundreds of pieces they forged, many of which are still considered genuine and hang in prominent museums and private collections to this day.
The October selection is Emile Zola’s The Masterpiece and the November selection is Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland.
Alliance memberships covering individuals are $50 per year and the whole family can join for just $75 per year. Membership benefits also include 20% discounts on all classes and workshops, a wide variety of FREE class Try It sessions, discounts on theatre tickets and youth camps, special exhibition opportunities and the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting a strong and growing community of artists and art enthusiasts in Southwest Florida.
Visit www.artinlee.org or call 239-939-2787 to become a member today.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1:00 on Saturdays. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. On view beginning September 6 is Exposed: Face & Figure, a provocative exhibition featuring portraiture and figurative work by some of the area's most exciting artists.