Two-day painting workshop: The Greats and Their Abstract Response, with Lakesha Moore

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Wednesday October 11

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1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM


Wednesday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 18

Two-day painting workshop: The Greats and Their Abstract Response, with Lakesha Moore


October 11: 1:00–3:00 p.m. at Fisk University (See below for address and parking information)

October 18: 1:00–3:00 p.m. at the Frist Center


$50 members; $65 not-yet members (series discount available)

All skill levels welcome; ages 18 and older only

Registration required by October 4. Questions? Call 615.744.3355.

Join Lakesha Moore, local artist and Tennessee State University professor of art education, as she examines the historical, human, and creative elements of abstract painting in the early twentieth century. On Day 1 of the workshop (October 11), enjoy a private tour of Fisk University’s Alfred Stieglitz Collection; sketching supplies will be provided. On Day 2 (October 18), at the Frist Center, continue learning about how artists described and responded to the events of 1914–1918 and beyond, through a guided tour of the exhibition World War I and American Art, and develop an abstract piece using creative elements, methods, and visual components learned in this workshop. Acrylic paint, canvas, and brushes will be provided.

Lakesha Moore earned her MFA with a focus on painting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her artistic practice is a melding of painting, music, writing, and community work, and fueled by a strong interest in the role that collective and personal memory have on one’s identity and psyche.

“The Greats and Their Abstract Response” is part of the Frist Center’s World War I and American ArtStudio Workshop Series. The other workshops in the series are “Two-day historic photography workshop: Vandyke Brown Printing, with Erin Kice” (November 10–11, 2017) and “Two-day poster workshop: Persuaded by Posters” (January 12–13, 2018). Save money by signing up for all three workshops at the same time: the price of the full series is $90 for Frist Center members and $125 for the general public.

The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern Art was given to Fisk University in 1949, when the acclaimed painter Georgia O’Keeffe donated an extraordinary group of works in honor of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, the pioneering photographer and art impresario. World War I and American Art, the first major exhibition to examine how American artists reacted to the First World War, will be on view at the Frist Center from October 6, 2017, through January 21, 2018.


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Fisk University 

1000 17th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37208



The Carl Van Vechten Gallery is located at the corner of D. B. Todd Blvd. and Jackson St.

The parking lot across Jackson St. is available for visitors. No parking passes are needed.

Attendees in need of ADA can park in the lot behind the gallery and call 615-329-8720 upon arrival for access to the back entrance and security will be notified of your visit.