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Carnegie – Symbols in Surrealism

The Carnegie Arts Center will host a free Sunday Arts Lecture, a discussion on Symbols in Surrealism. Presented through the generous donation of Turlock’s own CSU Stanislaus, the discussion will feature CSU Art Professor Hope Werness and CSU English Professor John Carroll. With these experts in

the fields of literature, psychology, and art, participants will learn about and discuss ways of interpreting symbols in the works of Joan Miró and other Surrealists.

Approaches to surrealist interpretation have been developed under different schools of thought (influenced by Jung, Lacan, and Freud) since artists began to explore symbolism around the turn of the 20th century. Each method can bring us to a new level of understanding in looking at the often-times enigmatic images created by the Surrealists. As these artistic works present creatures and objects with unreal and dreamlike qualities, the many symbols used are often open to a wide variety of meaning. Join Dr. Werness and Dr. Carroll for this in-depth discussion on the many interpretations of symbols in Surrealism.

Symbols In Surrealism:
A Discussion
Sunday, October 26 at 2:00pm



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.