Announcing the September 2013 Canton Fine Arts Luncheon: ART FROM THE DAWN OF MANKIND

Journey to France to Learn More About Prehistoric Art and Human Origins



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Drawings from the Lascaux Cave in France are estimated at 20,000 years old.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 13, 2013, Canton, Ohio — Travel deep into ancient caves of France as Canton Fine Arts Associates kicks off its new monthly luncheon and program series with “Art From the Dawn of Mankind,” September 11, 2013, from Noon to 2pm, in the Canton Museum of Art’s Wilkof Courtyard.  The event is open to the public at a cost of $11 per person with pre-paid, advance reservations required.  The deadline for reservations is one week prior to the event and credit cards will be accepted.

Call Carol Paris, Fine Arts Assistant, at 330-453-7666, ext. 105, for reservations.  Space is limited.

“Art From the Dawn of Mankind” will be presented by M.J. Albacete, executive director of the Canton Museum of Art.  Focusing on man's beginning efforts with the visual arts, Albacete will share rare photos and insight from his visit to ancient caves in France, which contain numerous drawings from ancient civilizations.  Touring with a small group from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Albacete visited several caves that were over 16,000 years old, including the famous Lascaux cave.  Discovered by two boys in 1940 and kept a secret from the invading Nazis during World War II, the Lascaux cave drew record tourist crowds after the liberation of Europe.  Lascaux is famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings, found in a complex of series of caves in southwestern France, because of their exceptional quality, size, sophistication and antiquity.  Estimated to be up to 20,000 years old, their discovery brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins.

The Canton Fine Arts 2013-14 monthly luncheon program, entitled “The Art Around Us,” features exciting new presentations each month.  Luncheons are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Canton Museum of Art, from Noon to 2pm in the Wilkof Courtyard.  All programs are open to the public.  The Canton Museum of Art is located at 1001 Market Avenue North, in downtown Canton.  Upcoming programs include:

• October 9:  “The Art of Watercolor Painting” — Nancy Stewart Matin, local artist & teacher

• December 11:  “Holiday Luncheon” — with musical entertainment (held at the Canton Women's Club)

• January 8, 2014:  “The Wonders of The Saint John's Bible Exhibit” — by M.J. Albacete, Executive Director, Canton Museum of Art

• February 12:  “The Beauty of Stark County's Stained Glass” — Professor Anne Coen, Kent State University

• March 12:  “The Mystery Continues. . .” — Linda Lonsdorf, local author, including a book signing afterwards, with all proceeds to charity

• April 9:  “The Talent Among Us” — featuring an exhibit of original artwork by Fine Arts members.

Canton Fine Arts Associates is a non-profit affiliate of the Canton Museum of Art.  Canton Fine Arts sponsors monthly luncheons with programs on art-related topics.  Dedicated to furthering the cause of the visual fine arts in our area, Canton Fine Arts also sponsors the an annual fundraiser, Christkindl Markt, which is a juried fine arts and crafts show with a holiday theme held each November.  All proceeds from this event benefit the Canton Museum of Art.  Visit to learn more.

Program Contact:
Carol Paris, Fine Arts Assistant
(330) 453-7666, ext. 105