FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALAMEDA, CA—Frank Bette Center for the Arts Introduces New Series of ART TALKS
First Presentation: How Photography Influenced Early Modern Art
On February 12 Eric Kos will explain how the early photography shaped the work of modern art pioneers.
Kos’ presentation is the first in a series of six art history presentations, called ART TALKS, at Alameda’s Frank Bette Center, 1601 Paru, the second Wednesday of each month from February 12 until June11. All of the talks start at 7 p.m. FBCA volunteers organized ART TALKS for people who love art and want to know more about it.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Kos is the publisher of the Alameda Sun. His study of art history and his interest in photography lead him to research how advances in photography created a host of new art forms.
Kos worked for various independent publications in the East Bay before forming in 2001 Stellar Media Group, Incto publish the Alameda Sun . He is the co-author of five local history books and the publisher of three others.
Kos also hand-painted four 10-foot by 10-foot murals for the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda. Fascinated with painting as an art form, Eric’s presentation will focus on the intersection of technology and art, specifically the invention of the camera and its impact on pictorial artists.
The March 12 ART TALKS will bring College of Alameda art instructor and artist Drew Burgess to demonstrate how artists show emotion in paintings.
Future ART TALKS will provide insight into Early California art, contemporary Pinball art, framing art and selection tips, and appraising and valuing art. Admission is $10 for guests, $5 for members.
Advance reservations are recommended. For more information about Frank Bette, visit www.FrankBetteCenter.org, or call the gallery at 510-523-6957.