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Mythology In Art:
Artists have found limitless inspiration in Mythological tales
Terryl Lawrence

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Mythology is the study of the meaning of myths or legends and often concerns the relationship between the tales of different cultures and countries. Myths are traditional stories, most often of unknown authorship which have a historic basis that aims to explain some phenomenon of nature, the origin of mankind, or customs of people. These tales usually involve the exploits of gods and heroes by being lessons, not of words, but of actions and adventures. These stories have been handed down from one generation to another, and are set in the past, are ostensibly true, and purport to give an accurate view of what really happened. Many of these tales instruct, justify, and warn by dealing with the challenges that still confront man - the search for truth, a deeper understanding of the world, and instances of man's nature. Mythology has inspired contemporary adventure tales, love stories, rivalries and characterizations. This series will, therefore, have an artistic and literary component meant to enrich understanding by bringing classical mythology to life.
LECTURES:
1. In the Beginning: The Greek Gods - creation revisited.
2. Heroes -Actions so noble or daring that they resulted in myths.
3. Love Stories - "Love cannot live where there is no trust"
4. Test/Quest - Once a trial has been faced successfully, the hero has been transformed by the experience.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Terryl Lawrence earned a Ed.D. in the Arts from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida, and is the recipient of many awards, including a national grant in the humanities. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s Artist in Exile and taught photography, drawing and art history at CW Post College, SUNY Empire State College, FAU, and other public and private institutions. In the past, she was a fashion designer in New York, and she has written several children’s books. Currently, she is a professor at the Digital Media Arts College – Boca Raton, teaching drawing, art history, and mythology—and she loves every minute of “living with art.”

S444A
Time: 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Date: Thursdays, March 20, 27; April 3, 10
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: $34 member / $54 non-member

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