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Let's Get Real 

Draw your own conclusions

What's the correct definition of "artifice"? The word can mean something skillfully made, or it can mean something false or insincere. All of art is artifice — it's a clever trick, a representation of something real. But then the question arises, what is real? The words are nesting dolls, always leading to more questions — and maybe this is the point of all art, and of all artifice: If you keep asking the questions, you'll keep making art. Artist Mary Sprague has been practicing the art of artifice for a lifetime. She shares her experience grappling with reality — whatever that is — in a discussion entitled "Drawing on Reality: An Artist's Illustrated Talk" at 12:15 p.m. in the JC Penney Conference Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-5699). The talk is free, and light refreshments will be served afterward.
Mon., Feb. 2, 2009

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