Art Talk

Art talks at the Kimball Art Center serve as a vehicle for education and discussion surrounding the Kimball's exhibitions. Our monthly art talks are free and open to the public. We encourage you to come out and further the conversation on the visual arts. See below to find out more information about our past and upcoming art talks at the Kimball Art Center, your non-profit community art center.


Demeter's Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist

Mary Tonetti Dorra

Friday, February 28, 2014

Author Mary Tonetti Dorra, will speak on her debut novel, Demeter's Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist, The Beaux Arts Movement, and the socio-political influences of the Gilded Age. A reception and book signing will follow Mrs. Dorra’s talk.

The Gilded Age was a time of great turmoil and change in the United States. As the suffragette movement heated up, one woman, a talented sculptor, was invited to show her work in the Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. As the only woman exhibiting her sculptural work outside the Woman’s Building, artist Mary Lawrence’s story is a hero’s journey of challenges, the Parisian art scene, and Mary’s relationships with famous contemporaries, as told by her granddaughter, author Mary Tonetti Dorra. Dorra combines fact and fiction to tell an elegant tale of a female trailblazer with a remarkable story.

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