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High Noon: A Lake Above Us: Exploring The Depths Of Darkness In Art With José Garza, Visual Artist, Educator, And Kranzberg Arts Foundation Artist In Residence

April 25, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

High Low
3301 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO United States

In this artist presentation, José Garza delves into the profound and multifaceted theme of darkness in art. Darkness, an ever-present force in our lives, has captivated artists throughout history, inspiring them to create evocative and thought-provoking works. From the ancient cave paintings of Lascaux to the awe-inspiring images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, darkness has served as a rich canvas for artistic expression. Garza’s presentation embarks on a visual journey, exploring the ways in which artists have harnessed the power of darkness to express a wide spectrum of emotions and ideas. He discusses the symbolic and metaphorical significance of darkness and its association with the subconscious, the hidden, and the unknowable while also highlighting its capacity to inspire a sense of mystery, wonder, and introspection. Garza offers fresh insights into the ways in which artists have used this powerful force to create meaningful and compelling works. These will leave the audience with a deeper understanding of the role of darkness in human creativity and its enduring significance in the world of art. Kranzberg Arts Foundation High Noon offers free cultural and artistic programming, during your lunch hour! The High Noon series features St. Louis thought leaders from across the arts, cultural, and educational spectrum. Spend a lunch hour enjoying presentations and performances in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere – take a break, and feel free to bring your lunch! High Noons in the Listening Room at High Low (3301 Washington Avenue) take place every Thursday from 12 to 1pm.