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Art Talk Lunchtime Gallery Series

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free - $10
Night Visions: American Art after Hours graphic

Join us for our Lunchtime Gallery Series for Night Visions – American Art after Hours with Janet Mandel. This exciting series brings you new topics on the arts from local and regional organizations, museums and galleries. Each session features presentations from various experts, online with Zoom.

December 21, 2023 from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm

Artalks by Janet Mandel graphicNocturnal images have been central to the development of modern art. Leading American artists of many different aesthetic traditions, working in a range of media including painting, drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, were inspired by the unique challenges of picturing the night. Mysterious and provocative, the darkness was experienced as liberating, allowing artists to express personal truths in poetic ways.

This presentation, just in time for the Winter Solstice, will demonstrate how visual artists, just like writers and musicians, have found the transformative power of the night a magical, compelling subject.

Janet Mandel taught Art History, English, and World Languages and Cultures in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years. In October of 2003 she was named runner-up for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Teacher of the Year award and was formally recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Codey for this achievement. In May of 2004 she was the recipient of the “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH). Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics.

Our art talks Lunchtime Gallery Series is free to WWA Members (any level) and $10 to all others.

Everyone must register, please click here:
Register for Lunchtime Gallery Series: Night Visions – American Art after Hours with Janet Mandel
Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.

What to expect:  Our art talks with the Lunchtime Gallery Series hope to inform and engage audiences with a range of topics in the arts.  We bring in local organizations, providing a platform for them to reach new people with shared interests in learning and becoming informed in cultural topics, all presented near me in central New Jersey with Zoom.


December 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free - $10


Age Group
Adult/Teen (Ages 17+)