Art History Luncheon
The Art History Luncheon is a special event designed to fit into a workday lunch hour and also take that time to educate, enrich and engage through focusing on one famous painter or painting from history.
2022 Art History Luncheon - Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton
Local artist and educator Pat Kerns will present a program on Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton (1909-1993) following lunch. Layton’s story is a journey of depression, mental health and hope. Layton, a Wellsville, KS native, did not start drawing until 1977 when at the age of sixty-eight she took a drawing class at a local university. Her art helped save her from a severe depression brought on by a fight with bi-polar disorder. Her work dispels the myths and misconceptions of old age as she examines personally and unexpectedly painful subject matter that rejects the stereotypical image of a grandmother. Layton’s drawings have been exhibited at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, and in more than 200 art museums and centers throughout the U.S.
Tickets for September 9 Art History Luncheon: https://layton-luncheon.eventbrite.com
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Bad Art by Good People Art Auction
2023 ART AUCTION - SPRING 2023 (Date TBA)
Works of art created by fifteen area community leaders paired with fifteen artists/mentors will be auctioned off.
The Bad Art by Good People title is truly meant to be tongue in cheek, as the end-product of the community leader working with an artist/mentor will more than likely be good. Community leaders were matched with artists/mentors by drawing names out of a hat back in November. The Hannibal Arts Council is excited to connect community leaders and artists in a new way by implementing this new fundraising concept, which was modified from similar ones produced by arts organizations in Kansas and Ohio.
2022 FINISHED ART PIECES SOLD AT AUCTION
Coffee Talk Lecture Series
The Coffee Talk Lecture Series is designed to be relaxed, informal and informative. Through the Coffee Talk Lecture Series, the Hannibal Arts Council will present community members speaking on various topics, including travel, history, health, food, well-being and yes, art. The series is designed on the premise that everyone has a story and a wide variety of interests and are sometimes willing to share that with an audience. Program partners include Wade Stables P.C., Second Breakfast Coffee Roasters and the Missouri Arts Council.
Our Coffee Talk Lecture Series is FREE and open to the public!
For information on upcoming events see the "What's Happening Now" section on our homepage.
Share the Joy
Held each year in December, Share the Joy combines three great things: food for the body, engaging program for the soul and funds for the arts! The event will includes homemade soups, breads and desserts followed by a special program.
We are currently planning Share the Joy for 2022. Be sure to check back here for up-to-date information.