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Did you ever want to go inside
an artist's studio?
 
LIVE MUSEUM MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS!
 
The next artist studio live Zoom tour is...
 
Thursday
March 18, 2021@ noon PT
 
We will bring you to the
Los Angeles studio of
Margaret Lazzari
one of the artists included
in the current exhibition 
 
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Margaret Lazzari is a classically trained painter whose work is rooted in her observations of the natural world. Margaret received her M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and is a Professor Emerita of the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design where she began teaching painting in 1986. Her paintings focus on energy, light, and matter, utilizing a rich color palette and complex surfaces to emphasize the gesture and movement of the paint. With her art practice grounded in observational drawing, Margaret’s paintings are abstractions that explore the way humans interact with the physical world. She is also half of the Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design team. In 2015, Margaret was honored as the Fresno Art Museum’s Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Artist. Please join us as she takes us through her studio space, her process, and some of her more recent works.
 
Note that this studio tour will be recorded and available to be viewed by
non-members of the Museum within a few weeks of the live tour.
 
Museum members: Click here to register!
 
Non-Museum members must wait for the recording
to be published after the event
OR you can become a member now by clicking here.


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Watch the Videos!

Our Artist Studio Visits are Fresno Art Museum member-only events. Barring any technical difficulty, we plan to record each of our artist studio visits and present them here.

You can click the image below to see our recorded studio tours:

 

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A Fresno Art Museum Production
© 2020 Fresno Art Museum
All images: © Will Bullas

On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at noon a live visit via Zoom was held at the Carmel Valley, California studio of artist and illustrator, Will Bullas. Will currently has an exhibition of illustrations at the Fresno Art Museum from his illustrated children's book "M is for Masterpiece: An Art Alphabet" written by David Domeniconi. This studio visit explores all the other amazing and humorous art that Will has created over the years and gives some insight into his creative process. The only thing missing from the video is a laugh track!

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 A Fresno Art Museum Production 
© 2020 Fresno Art Museum 
All images: © Richard Amend, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, and Wyatt Amend

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, this gifted family of artists invited FAM into their Ojai, California studios which they call The Amend Family Arts Compound. It was a great tour of the work and studios of three extraordinary artists and an opportunity to get to know them and the dynamics within the family. The recording includes a per-recorded video tour of each of the family members in their studios. FAM is happy to share it with those who missed it!

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A Fresno Art Museum Production 
© 2021 Fresno Art Museum 
All images: © Bonnie Peterson

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, FAM visited the Michigan Studio of fiber artist Bonnie Peterson. This proved to be a most interesting tour of how this artist combines science and art to create her amazing and detailed quilts. Her exhibition, Another Sierra Day is currently on view at the Fresno Art Museum. For more details on Bonnie's exhibition you can check it out in our gallery guide.


 Special thank you to Sarah Bernard for video editing.


 

Pictured above in banner: Will Bullas, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Richard Amend, Wyatt Amend, and Bonnie Peterson, our first artist studio tour participants.