WHEN: February 15th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
COST: $10 in advance $15 at the door
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Art Lovers, Creative Community
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE: CHANGING THE WAY YOU SEE
by Nan Colton
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:30 pm doors; 7 pm show
Tickets: $10 pre-event or $15 at the door
(limited seating available so please book early)
This one-woman show by Nan Colton chronicles the life of famous American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. O'Keeffe is an iconic figure. She is known as one of the most original painters America has produced. Her vivid visual vocabulary - sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth – shows her as a master of the ecstatic eye. O'Keeffe has had a lasting influence on American art in this century. She represents an essential part of the American Dream – the individual’s quest.
O'Keeffe's personal mystique is as intriguing as the boldness of her art. In an era in Western culture when women were just beginning to recast the possibilities of their sex, Georgia lived her life not confined to the conventional pattern of mother and submissive wife. By 1930 few women artists were professional and even fewer dared to paint abstractly. Unlike most of her contemporaries, Georgia’s training and most of her subject matter were purely American. O’Keeffe’s way of living and expressing what she saw was out of the ordinary. She is known to have stated: “If only people were trees…I might like them better.”
About Nan Colton:
Nan Colton is an award-winning playwright, director, storyteller, actress and teaching performing artist and has performed and lectured professionally on stages throughout South Africa, Great Britain and the United States.
Nan has portrayed Georgia O'Keefe at various Chautauqua festivals, as well as private and corporate events. In addition, Nan has researched and produced more than 37 characters in her role as the Artist in Residence at the St. Petersburg Fine Arts Museum for 20 years. "Georgia is one of the most intriguing characters I portray and I truly enjoy sharing her story, art, and wit with my audiences."