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Artists’ Guild Hosts Sept. 19 Presentation At Hill

POTTSTOWN PA – Thomas Dareneau, an art educator of 17 years at Boyertown Area Senior High School and known in state art circles for his knowledge of contemporary art, will discuss “Trends In Contemporary Art” during a Sept. 19 (2017; Tuesday) program sponsored by the Pottstown Area Artists Guild in the Boyer Gallery at the Hill School Center for the Arts, 766 Beech St.

The center is located near the intersection of Beech and Sheridan Streets. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Dareneau will help viewers interact with new work, and look into the critical process for viewing new and challenging pieces, the guild said in a news release. He will discuss differences between contemporary and modern art, and why that distinction is important. He will then dive into the works of several contemporary artists whose work is a direct reflection of current global political and social concerns.

Dareneau received his art education from Kutztown University, and his Masters of Education from Gratz University in Philadelphia. For the last five years he has been a member of Art21 Educators, a national team of teachers who work with educators, curators, gallery directors and artists to bring contemporary art and philosophies of education into their classrooms.

He has lectured and held discussions on contemporary art education in New York, Penn State University, Kutztown University, Studio B and the State Theatre of Boyertown.

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