Led by ASU associate professor of art, Anthony Pessler, “A Conversation About Art and Fear,” not to be confused with fear of art, tackles the topic of the modern artist by looking at the emotional and artistic process of creating one’s work. Pessler, a painter and drawer, is a proponent of the notion that inspiration is both internal and external, while still intimate. The event is less lecture and more dialogue, as both burgeoning artists and community members are encouraged to share their experiences.
The discussion is presented along with a same-day lecture entitled “Elevation,” which covers how artists take their respective careers to the next level, relying on advice from painter Cyndy Carstens and sculptor Kevin Caron.
Catch the conversation from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, at Monorchid Gallery, 214 East Roosevelt Street. A $5 donation is suggested. Call 602-253-0339 or visit www.monorchid.com for details.