FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 2, 2016
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Ken Hannon @ 727.298.DFAC, x230
Coffee and Conversation with Christine Renc-Carter at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that IS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series. Enjoy coffee (Presented by the Sterling Society of DFAC) and insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise. Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 and is FREE to current DFAC members.
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 12 noon,the series hosts artist & curator Christine Renc-Carter. Christine will have you thinking differently about the way you frame your art. How many times have you heard “the framing cost more than what I paid for the artwork”! Before you take that coupon to the big craft superstore or go to that boutique frame shop, know what you are looking for, understand what goes into framing and why it can sometimes cost as much as the artwork itself! Christine will share her experiences with framing and preservation of works of art from the perspective as an artist and museum professional. She will cover standard practices including design elements and aesthetics, proper ways to mount and frame works of art, archival methods and materials, resources for artists to frame their work for shows, and caring for your art at home. Examples of vintage works will show how improper framing can damage your art and what you can do to stop the aging process. She will show you tips and tricks to cut a proper mat, mount artwork safely and standards for hanging art.
Christine Renc-Carter is the Director of Adult Education at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL. Overseeing nearly 400 adult classes and workshops, Christine collaborates with 86 artist/instructors and develops educational programming with national and international artists. Previously, Christine was the Curator for St. Petersburg College and continues to work as an independent curator, fine artist and framer.
With 18 years of experience in museums, galleries and higher education, Christine managed the preservation of works on paper for the Baltimore Museum of Art, where she performed conservation framing and historic frame restoration for the BMA’s massive collection of prints, drawings and photographs. She framed and installed major exhibitions, such as Albrecht Durer wood engravings, vintage French posters by Toulouse Lautrec, 18th Century Japanese Prints, drawings and pastels by Masters such as Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, and Degas, as well as prepared works to travel all over the world. While there, she also studied under the Head of Paper Preservation at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. to learn new Japanese techniques in mounting and framing, as well as traditional French decorative mat techniques.
As a curator, Christine developed exhibitions for the Florida International Museum. She also specializes in contemporary Florida artists and fine crafts, having managed collections for the Gulf Coast Museum of Art and Vero Beach Museum of Art.
An accomplished artist showing nationally, she is represented by the Painted Fish Gallery in downtown Dunedin, FL, where she shows her mixed media work alongside her parents, Bill and Linda Renc. Having received a BFA in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 1997, Christine has most recently shown at the Polk Museum of Art, and is included in collections such as the Marriott Corporation and the Curator of the Fogg Museum at Harvard University.
So stop by for some Coffee & Conversation. Or call ahead to the Palm Cafe’ (298.DFAC ext 237) and have lunch waiting for you!
Coffee and Conversation with Christine Renc-Carter– Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon.
for more info call 727-298-DFAC,
Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL 34698