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Art al fresco: A Conversation with Carole

June 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art & History Museums – Maitland

Bring a blanket and your picnic dinner to the A&H gardens to meet our Artist in Residence Carole D’Inverno! She’ll share about her background and current projects while we share a nosh, then invite everyone in to visit her colorful studio and view her works in progress. A cash (and credit) bar will be open.

**Note: this event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, we will be in the Germaine Marvel Building at 210 W. Packwood Ave. instead of in the main garden.**

There are many options for dinner take-out in downtown Maitland, just across the street from A&H. Please note that we are a nut-free campus due to allergies.

Carole d’Inverno grew up in Belgium and Italy, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. At this event, Carole is going to sit down for an intimate revealing of her studio practice and working method. Her fascinating process of translating in depth investigations of local histories into visual information will be expanded upon.

She states about her process, “To prepare for a new series I visit the local communities. I take in the scenery and spend time with locals. I listen to stories, go to museums and art centers, look at monuments, read at the local library, and even peruse restaurant menus! I consult maps, photos, relevant books, and fill sketchbooks with notes and drawings. A unique picture starts developing in my mind. In the studio my intuition takes the lead and I let the facts, places, and local stories coalesce in my mind. The data is humanized. Paintings and drawings naturally reflect the community, and its people. Each new series becomes part of the whole and teaches me more. We all have stories to tell.”