Artist Talk: The fascinating life of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, and “The Gang at the Moulin Rouge.”

The Chaffee Art Center, Your Center for Creativity, invites the community to our first
featured talk about famous artists with educator and artist, Sydelle Gansl, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6–7:30pm. This stimulating program is entitled, “The Gang at the Moulin Rouge.” As we discuss the fascinating life of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, you will get to know him, as well as the culture and the people who entertained at the Moulin Rouge. We will also explore the 7 Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Space, Value, Form, Texture and Color. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend. A donation would be appreciated.

About the Speaker:

Sydelle Gansl has been an educator for 38 years. Winning many art awards including NYC Art Teacher of the Year. She has traveled throughout the world learning about different cultures and sharing that information through various art programs. Sydelle lectured in Killington for 10 years on Art History, as well as other states and countries. She was invited to India, Pakistan and Thailand to lecture, and
created an art exchange program with India. Also a jewelry designer, Sydelle donates her profits to non-profit organizations. For 25 years, she volunteered in the shelter system in NYC donating large sums of money, as well as time teaching skills. She has been involved with Killington’s shelter, donating services and funding, and still donates Christmas gifts for the women there. Sydelle is also involved with the Chaffee Art Center, donating her jewelry profits to the Chaffee. This and other planned Featured Talks about Famous Artists will also benefit the Chaffee.

Also, plan to visit the Chaffee during expanded Summer Open Hours to experience the beauty of the 1890’s Queen Anne Victorian Mansion and the wonderful works of art throughout, plus our Gallery Shoppe! While here, picture your next event, bridal shower, wedding, birthday, meeting, or retreat being held in our beautiful mansion, fondly known by its first owners as Sunny Gables. Summer Hours: Wednesday and Thursday Noon–7pm; Friday Noon–5pm; and Saturday 10am–2pm. Private appointments available by request. 

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