Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Triad Lecture this Friday

Artists Stephen Gjertson, Kirk Richards and Steve Armes, known as The Triad, will open GCA's free,
lecture series, Artists on Artists on Friday, September 10. The lecture will take place in the Cast Hall on
the 6th floor from 4:00-5:30pm.
Please join us! (rsvp by emailing

Steve Armes Punta di Lavedo, 2006 Oil on canvas, 22 x 28

Stephen Gjertson Warming Up, 2004 Oil on canvas, 48 x 38

Kirk Richards
Starting a New Ristra
, 1995
Oil on canvas, 40x30

“Artists Stephen Gjertson, Kirk Richards and Steve Armes represent two important links to 19th-century Academic Art training: The Gammell/Lack tradition and the DuMond/Reilly tradition. Mr. Richards will present a historical ov...erview of traditional painting, explaining important links from teacher to student. Mr. Gjertson will discuss his 29-year project to paint a six panel installation for the Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He will illustrate his presentation with preliminary studies as well as images of the final work. Mr. Armes will discuss his background and training, focusing on how he paints an academic landscape. He will show numerous painting demonstrations in a step-by-step manner beginning with the field sketch and culminating with the finished painting. The artists will remain for a panel discussion, welcoming questions from those in attendance.”

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