Art of Lester Goldman Discussed at the Kansas City Public Library

For Immediate Release:
October 2, 2009
Contact: Henry Fortunato
Art of Lester Goldman Discussed at the Kansas City Public Library

Artist Glenn Goldberg and art historian Elisabeth Kirsch will discuss the art and creative process of local artist and teacher Lester Goldman on Friday, October 2, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The presentation highlights an exhibit of Goldman’s paintings and ceramics called Lester Goldman: Flights of Fancy Fulfilled on display at the Central Library until October 31. Sean Kelley, co-founder of the non-profit art gallery and foundation Grand Arts and volunteer Library curator, will moderate the panel discussion.


Goldman, who taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for 38 years, abandoned figurative portraiture for more playful abstract experimentation: electric colors, and sweeping lines with personal and political symbols. He was inspired by everyday objects, such as kitchen utensils, desks, tools, and dress patterns.


Goldberg studied at the New York Studio School and received a MFA from Queens College. He was named the 1996 Heilman Artist and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Kirsch has been a curator of contemporary art, administrator, historian, and critic since 1976. Kirsch was a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in 1980, and she has curated more than one hundred exhibitions of photography, contemporary art, and American Indian art for not-for-profit and public institutions.


A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore. Admission to the exhibit and event is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or RSVP online

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