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Renowned Local Artist to Lecture at Novi Library

David Barr will give a three-part lecture series.

—Submitted by the City of Novi

The City of Novi’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is pleased to partner with the Novi Public Library to host renowned local artist, sculptor and author David Barr for a once-in-a-lifetime three part lecture series. He will share his knowledge of the transformation of art from pre-historic to modern times.

The lecture schedule is as follows:

Prehistoric Art – Wednesday, Jan. 23
Barr will share insights and images about the origins of art. This first lecture will be exploring how art has been universally represented for tens of thousands of years.

Twentieth Century Sculptors – Monday, Feb. 18
Barr will continue the series by narrowing the focus to figures and sculptures, specifically alignments and introducing artists Giacometti, Lachaise, Brancusi, Calder and Snelson. He will also be exploring art language and how it can express new ways of seeing things.

Monumental Public Art – Monday, March 25
In this final lecture, Barr will focuses specifically on his own work as he shares images and stories about his personal sculptures, including Transcending (Hart Plaza, Detroit), Dawn (Civic Center, Warren), and Synergy (Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City).

Each lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Novi Public Library in the West Meeting Room. This educational opportunity is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, but not required. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information or to register, please call 248-349-0720. To learn more about art initiatives in Novi, visit cityofnovi.org.

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