The Canadian Federation of University Women will host an illustrated lecture series in the upcoming weeks.
Local artist and historian, Cynthia Venables, will make four presentations on the theme, “Great Britain-Art and Architecture: The lives and loves of artists and collectors of the United Kingdom.”
Venables will explore scandalous tales of Britain’s Pre-Raphaelite painters, examine how the United Kingdom’s favorite beverage (tea) inspired art and architecture, wax sentimental on romance in cool climates, and attempt to summarize 500 years of collecting by England’s Kings and Queens.
The funds from the series will be directed to the CFUW-Stratford Scholarship Fund which awards over $3,500 annually to young women graduating from Stratford’s secondary schools.
The series runs on four consecutive Friday afternoons, beginning on Jan. 24, and will be held in the celebration room at the River Garden Residence on Romeo Street. Each two-hour lecture, including a short intermission and refreshments, begins at 1:15 p.m.
Series tickets are $50 and single tickets are available at the door for $15. Tickets can be purchased at Blowes Stationery or by calling one of the following numbers – 519-273-7727, 519-272-5032 or 519-271-7062, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.