Art Talks with Olex

Art Talks with Olex

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic five-part lecture series at the Whitby Public Library (Central Branch) every second Thursday. 

Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks featuring the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability. 

Registration is required.  Register online below, or call or visit any branch.

  
Go for Baroque   January 12, 7:00 PM 
Exuberance, grandeur and drama—these became the hallmarks of the Baroque movement in fine art. We’ll survey four hundred years of this complex and opulent art-making style and how it extends into contemporary art. 
  
It’s all Relative   February 9, 7:00 PM 
As we gear-up for Family Day, here’s an art talk that asks: does the artistic gene run in the family? This presentation is an intergenerational exploration of creative parents and their artistic children. 
  
Hinterland Who’s Who  March 9, 7:00 PM 
From the earliest depictions on cave walls, animals have always been a major part of art. SG Curator Olex pairs-up cute and informative public service announcements from broadcasting past with animals featured throughout art history and contemporary classics. 
  
The Vinyl Story  April 13, 7:00 PM 
An art talk just in time for Record Store Day! Vintage album covers are a fascinating entry point to the world of visual art. Join Curator Olex Wlasenko as he shares his passion for collecting vinyl records and brings in his favorites that tell the captivating stories behind the music. 
  
The Daves We Know  May 11, 7:00 PM 
We’ll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of “David.” From Michelangelo’s famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name—during this hour we’ll explore the works of David Blackwood, Caspar David Friedrich, David Hockney, David Bowie, Jacque-Louis David and Micah Lexier.