Attention art enthusiasts and book lovers! Beginning in September the Alliance for the Arts is launching a monthly members only Book Club featuring art related titles. Join fellow Alliance members in the Main Gallery to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions that will expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art. This is yet another great benefit of membership at the Alliance!
The group will meet from 7-9PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday, September 17. Club members are responsible for purchasing their own copy of each month’s selection. Discussion guides will be available for download beginning September 1st. Pre-registration is encouraged.
The first title, a favorite of many art book clubs, is Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo. This astonishing narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate cons in the history of art forgery tells the story of the infamous con man John Drewe and his accomplice, the affable artist John Myatt. The duo exploited the archives of British art institutions to irrevocably legitimize the hundreds of pieces they forged, many of which are still considered genuine and hang in prominent museums and private collections today.
Alliance memberships covering individuals are $50 per year and the whole family can join for just $75 per year. Membership benefits also include 20% discounts on all classes & workshops, a wide variety of FREE class Try It sessions, discounts on theatre tickets and youth camps, special exhibition opportunities and the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting a strong and growing community of artists and art enthusiasts here in southwest Florida. Click HERE to become a member today!