WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents “Renaissance” Oct. 5

September 18, 2017

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WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents “Renaissance” Oct. 5

The 2017-2018 WVC Speaks Lecture Series will begin with “Renaissance: Lessons Learned from Florence, Past and Present,” presented by Scott Bailey, Wenatchee Valley College Art Department Director. The lecture is Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Bailey returned this summer from leading the WCCCSA Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy, spring quarter. In this lecture, Bailey will discuss what he discovered through the opportunity—nearly 3 decades after being a student there himself. In teaching Renaissance Art History and Drawing, in arguably the birthplace of both, he aimed to provide students a unique experience of the two disciplines, and the city they called home for three months. Bailey will discuss some of his experiences, and the lessons he takes back from his time in Italy, including philosophical musings on art, education, culture and travel.

Bailey has served as instructor and art department director at WVC since 2003. He also works as a writer and curator, and established and directs WVC’s MAC Gallery, which produces six or more exhibitions of high-quality contemporary art per year. Bailey holds a master of fine arts in painting from Colorado State University and is a practicing artist who has held numerous solo exhibitions of his work regionally, nationally and internationally. In 2016, he was awarded Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to the arts in Wenatchee. He has lived in Italy, Japan and Egypt, and traveled to more than 50 countries.

Daily parking passes on the Wenatchee campus cost $2. Parking permit machines are available in the Wells Hall/Music and Art Center, Smith Gym, Brown Library and Sexton Hall lots. Students must have valid WVC parking permits.

The WVC Speaks Lecture Series is sponsored by the WVC Professional Development Committee.

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