Tuesday, April 13
Whenever possible, you should listen to an artist talk about her own work. The ideas and emotions of artists run rampant in their pieces; elements they feel are so obvious are rarely what you, the impartial viewer, notices most. These personal observations may convince you that you have missed the artist's point or misunderstood the work, but that's OK. It's often unsettling to see the world through another pair of eyes, and that's what art is supposed to do for you. Embrace your confusion! Photographer Yolanda Andrade discusses her work, currently hanging in the group show El Ojo Fino/The Exquisite Eye: 9 Mexican Women Photographers, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Art Gallery (3648 Washington Boulevard, call 314-533-9900 for reservations). Andrade's gallery talk is free, and the Hispanic Arts Council sponsors a wine-and-hors d'oeuvres reception following the lecture. Everyone can agree on free eats.