Artists like Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Stuart Curry may be familiar names in the American Scene style. However, the Bettendorf Public Library is offering an inside look into another of the genre’s artists who happened to have local roots. Doris Lee, born in Aledo, Illinois, was one of the top female artists in the mid-1930s through the 1950s. On Saturday, March 5th at 3:00 PM, the Bettendorf Public Library will host a virtual Art Talk with Carol Ehlers. The presentation accompanies the Figge’s current exhibition, “Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee.” Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library the live art lecture is free. The lecture will be accessible via GoToMeeting and registration is required in order to receive login information. Registrations can be made at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/6195769 or by calling the Library at 563-344-4179.

Bettendorf Public Library’s Art Talk with Carol Ehlers offers inside look at local American Scene Artist

The “Simply Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee” exhibit was organized by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and will run at the Figge Art Museum through May 8th. Presenter, Carol Ehlers is an experienced presenter who works as a volunteer for both the Figge Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Ehlers will speak about Doris Lee’s work and style throughout her life. Further information about Art Talk with Carol Ehlers or other Bettendorf Public Library events can be found on the Library’s website at http://www.bettendorflibrary.com.

ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call 563-344-4175.

Bettendorf Public Library’s Art Talk with Carol Ehlers offers inside look at local American Scene Artist
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Bettendorf Public Library’s Art Talk with Carol Ehlers offers inside look at local American Scene Artist

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