I’ll be presenting a workshop on the journey from masks to modern art — #modernprimitive — for the Huntington Arts Council on October 2. I am re-posting here the notice from the Long Island Arts Alliance that this workshop will be a signature series event of this October’s Arts Alive Festival:
Cultural Arts Workshops:
African Abstraction &
Modern Art Intertwined
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:30 – 7:30 PMHuntington Arts Council 213 Main Street Huntington NY 11743
Christopher Agostino – visual and performing artist is the author of Transformations! The Story Behind the Painted Faces and his work has appeared on TV and on magazine covers. He will display examples of mask and makeup art traditions of different cultures in Africa. The social function of masks and body arts will be examined and how these “primitive” arts influenced the revolutionary approach of Picasso, Matisse and the other early “modern” artists. Participants will design a mask and observe Christopher’s face painting technique. FREE for participating JOURNEY district teachers, $20 for general public and other teachers.
This is an Arts Alive LI Classic Signature Series event.
– See more at Arts Alive LI: http://www.artsaliveli.org/cultural-arts-workshopsafrican-abstraction-modern-art-intertwined/#sthash.Kmv3BXRn.dpuf