Target has teamed up with the Frost Art Museum to sponsor the museum’s popular educational series Wednesday After Hours. Designed to complement Frost exhibitions, the events gives visitors the chance to engage with the contemporary and confront the controversial with art, live music, talks, films, dance performances, poetry slams and performance art.
Target Wednesday After Hours provide an excellent opportunity to meet and socialize with other people interested in the arts while learning more about the museum, exhibitions and artists.
The events are free and open to the public and take place from 7pm – 9pm one Wednesday each month. For more information please contact the Education Department at 305.348.6963.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 from 6pm-9pm
Target Wednesday After Hours:
The Miami Paintings, Geoffrey Olsen, exhibition opening reception and theIsadora Duncan Dance Ensemble.
Geoffrey Olsen, exhibition opening reception and the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble. Geoffrey Olsen was the graduate director and senior painting professor in the Department of Art and Art History until his passing in 2008. This exhibition is a retrospective of his works, inspired by the landscape and legends of his homeland of Great Britain. Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, the Miami-based company which is the fifth generation to perpetuate Isadora’s legacy as the mother of Modern Dance. Target Wednesday After Hours are free and open to the public and take place from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. one Wednesday each month. For more information please contact the Education Department at 305.348.6963.
September 2, 2009-October 4, 2009
Geoffrey Olsen was one of the most original painters to come from the Welsh valleys. His paintings are characterized by a bold, free-flowing use of oil paint in layers, and his work builds on the natural forms of his native post-industrial Merthyr Tydfil, on the Cotswolds escarpments of his home in England, and on the light and environment of Miami, where he lived for several years. Olsen's paintings excavate our past and re-present the world which we have marked.
Geoffrey Olsen was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1943 and educated at Cyfarthfa Grammar School. He studied in Bristol, Newport and Cardiff, and at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich before teaching in Oxfordshire. In 1978 he joined Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) where he lectured in art and design and became Principal Lecturer in the Visual Arts. From 1997 to 2001 he was Senior Lecturer in Fine Art. In 2002 he joined the faculty at FIU as Director of Graduate Studies. He passed away in December 2007.
This exhibition is a retrospective of his works, inspired by the landscape and legends of his homeland of Great Britain, and a tribute to his life and work.