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18Nov
My Journey with Tony: Alan Petersen "Hiking Boots, Bicycles, Maps, Remote Subjects"
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM The Foster
Date: November 18, 2018 to November 18, 2018
Where: The Foster, 940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. 2018 Speaker Series: "My Journey With Tony": Alan Petersen: Hiking Boots, Bicycles, Maps and Remote Subjects" Please join us for tea and biscuits (cookies) and a talk by fellow artist and painter Alan Petersen, who will share how he met Tony Foster, their common interests and more. Both artists have been deeply influenced by the wild places of the American West. Please note the change of time for this speaker series: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Museum closed for event set up 6:30 p.m. - Doors open 7:00 p.m. - Talk begins 8:30 p.m. - Museum closes The My Journey with Tony speaker series features friends and colleagues of Tony Foster who have either accompanied him on his painting journeys or who have been influential in the evolution of The Foster. About Alan Petersen In Spring 2013, Alan Petersen, Curator of Fine Arts at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ, exhibited Tony Foster's 15th Journey, "Sacred Places: Watercolour Diaries from the American Southwest," where it was enthusiastically received. Alan Petersen worked on the South Rim of Grand Canyon for three years before moving to Flagstaff in 1980 to attend Northern Arizona University where he earned a BA/BFA and MA. Before his appointment as a faculty member at Coconino Community College in 1992, Petersen worked as a guide on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and on the San Juan River in Utah. At Coconino Community College, Petersen teaches art history, painting and courses pertaining to the Colorado Plateau region. Petersen is currently working on a monograph on Merrill Mahaffey as well as one on Gunnar Wildflorse and a catalogue raisonne of Wildforss's paintings. In addition to his research and curatorial work, Petersen paints, with a focus on the beauty of "paint as a medium and the exploration of color and space through the painting process." "Most of my paintings are inspired by my experiences with specific places
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