Parallel Destinies Speaker Series - Carl Ahrens : The Man Behind the Paintings

Parallel Destinies Speaker Series

The Dundas Museum and Archives invites you to join us this summer for the Parallel Destinies Speaker Series and celebrate our artistic heritage.

The Parallel Destinies Speaker Series will explore the lives and careers of the two great Canadian landscape artists Homer Watson (1855-1936) and Carl Ahrens (1862-1936). These insightful and entertaining talks will highlight the similarities and differences, to make their work known, understood and appreciated.

There are three events scheduled for this summer.

We begin each with an exclusive up close and personal tour of the show led by Sandu Sindile, our Collections Manager and the curator of the exhibit. A lecture will follow the tour. The evening concludes with refreshments, and more time for questions and reflections.

As a bonus, if you are the proud owner of artwork by Homer Watson or Carl Ahrens, you are invited to bring it along for a “show and tell”. Sandu will be happy to speak with you about your piece and you may learn something you didn’t know!

1.”Carl Ahrens : The Man Behind the Paintings”  by Kim Bullock.

Saturday, July 18, from 1.00-4.00 pm. Lecture begins at 2.00pm.

Kim is the youngest great-grandchild of Carl and Madonna Ahrens and has recently completed a novel inspired by their lives. She has an MA in English from Iowa State University, where she taught for two years. Kim is an assistant editor and regular contributor at Writer Unboxed, a popular writing blog. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and two daughters.

The Parallel Destinies Speaker Series is free. A suggested donation of $10 for each event will support the exhibition program of the Dundas Museum & Archives.

Interested in the rest of our Speaker Series? Here’s the links to rych mills’ presentation and Dr. Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s.