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Art Envy: Salvador Dali

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  6/28/2010

Paula BullwinkelIn July the Art Envy series will look at the Spanish Catalan surrealist painter Salvador Dali.   Participants in this monthly workshop will enjoy a 20-minute presentation on the life and work of Dali, and then get creative in a 45-minute painting workshop taught by local artist Paula Bullwinkel. The workshop will take place at the Bend Public Library, Brooks Room at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12th. No pre-registration is necessary for this workshop. Supplies are provided and this program is free and open to the public.

Salvador Dali, born in Figueres, Spain in 1904, and was a skilled draftsman and artist, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. Dali attributed his “love of everything that is gilded and excessive” to his highly imaginative paintings, which were often thought to be influenced by Renaissance masters. Dali’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, and was also well known for his unusual and eccentric behavior and public personal image.

Local Bend artist Paula Bullwinkel has a master’s degree in art education with a minor in painting. She has participated in numerous one-woman and group shows in New York City and the East Coast area. For 18 years, she was a professional fashion and portrait photographer for Magazines in NYC and London. Paula believes art making is best approached with a willingness to take risks, and a keen attitude towards the enjoyment of invention.

For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1034 or visit the library at Those wishing to attend events that have special needs resulting from a disability should contact Lisa McGean at 312-1034 at least three days prior to the event.

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