CSU Channel Islands lecturer Jerry Clifford will discuss “What your art teacher didn’t tell you — but should have” in a free presentation from 5:30-7 p.m. September 8 at the Buenaventura Art Association Gallery on Santa Clara Street. Dr. Clifford has taught a Science of Art course to art majors for many years at Cal State Channel Islands.
Using classical and modern artworks, he will examine how artists employ light and color to affect our perception, often through their careful observation rather than scientific training. Why is Mona Lisa’s smile so elusive? Dr. Clifford will examine visual perception and the process by which visual images are formed.
The talk is open to all interested members of the public. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. RSVP to 648-1235.
700 E Santa Clara St, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about Dr. Clifford’s presentation or BAA and its galleries, call 648-1235 or visit www.buenaventuragallery.org.