In Conversation: Jim Melchert

Writer and Art Practical | Daily Serving director Patricia Maloney speaks with Jim Melchert about the esteemed artist’s long friendship with Rene di Rosa. The di Rosa collection features works by Melchert spanning forty years of the artist’s career, starting with ceramic pieces acquired from Melchert’s first exhibition in 1964. That early introduction between the artist and Rene di Rosa spawned a relationship that would have a profound impact on the lives of both men, and provides a rich example of the influence artist and patron can have on each other. The conversation will offer insights into works featured in Collection in Focus: Jim Melchert, currently on view in the Gatehouse Gallery, as well as reflections on a career and collection that evolved entwined.

 

4–4:30 PM Wine reception; 4:30–6 PM Conversation

$10 General / $5 Members. RSVP by email or call (707) 226-5991 x27