Wed, Jul 20

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The Bascom

Churchill: A Passion For Painting

Time & Location

Jul 20, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The Bascom, 323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

History has painted a portrait of Churchill (1874-1965) as an ambitious, confident, bold and highly creative man.  Volumes have been written about him as a statesman, and he is remembered today  - over five decades after his death - as a leader whose eccentricities  and audacity contributed to his stubborn defiance in the face of  adversity.  There is another picture to be painted of Sir Winston  Churchill:  the portrait of Churchill as an artist.  This course will  examine Churchill's passion for painting, a hobby that informed and  inspired him throughout his life.  A wine and cheese reception will  follow.

Location:  The Bascom

Presenter:   Tim Riley is the Director and Chief Curator for the Winston Churchill  Museum at Westminster College.  Tim is a graduate, cu laude, of Lawrence  University in Appleton, Wisconsin and also studied at Columbia University in the city of New York.  He has also served as a curatorial assistant, education assistant and lectures/concerts coordinator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  From 2006 through 2012 Tim served  as a director of The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton and was appointed  Director Emeritus in 2012.  In April of this year Tim was installed as Churchill Fellow of Westminster College.

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