IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 

IN-PERSON NYC ART GALLERY STROLL

Join Debbie Wells of Artful Circle for the ultimate artful experience! Let her take you to see the best art currently on view in the hottest art galleries in New York City. Get expert commentary from Debbie as we hop from gallery to gallery together in a two hour session. Experience all kinds of art in unexpected places, from historic townhouses to trendy storefronts. Not only do we see exciting gallery exhibitions in a walkable area, you get the Artful Circle insider's perspective presented in an educational and entertaining style. It's always an artful advernture. Every itinerary is carefully curated, so we can stop at the top galleries of the moment. We will focus on one area in one session - it can be Chelsea, Madison Ave/Upper East Side, 57th Street/Fifth Ave, Lower East Side, SoHo, etc. A few days before the session, you will receive an itinerary via email with meeting place information, a list of the galleries we plan to visit and even some restaurant and restroom recommendations in the area.  Our group size is limited, so you MUST reserve your spot in advance. You can register online or contact Debbie Wells at 516-819-2240 or debbie@artfulcircle.com to reserve your spot and follow up with paying by mail. Mailing instructions will be given upon registration confrimation from Debbie. If you are unable to attend the session, there is no refund.These sessions are rain or shine, unless the weather absolutely cannot permit. Final decisions will be made the night before/early morning that day if weather is questionable. You will be contacted regarding a reschedule date.

Spots are still available - Tuesday, Nov 15, 2-4pm (Destination: Chelsea)

SOLD OUT!!!!   Tuesday, Nov 15, 11am-1pm - Cost: $100

SOLD OUT!!!!  Wednesday, Dec 14, 11am-1pm - Cost: $100

VIRTUAL ART HISTORY SERIES: FROM THE TUDORS TO THE WINDSORS: A ROYAL STORY IN ART

It's the perfect time to celebrate England's royal family from the Tudors to the Windsors with Artful Circle. On top of the current art scene and the center of the world stage, everyone is enthralled with the history and the future of British royalty. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is kicking off the fall season with the exhibition, The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England, likely to rival the popularity of the King Tut show-stopping exhibiton of the 1970s. Also, with the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the centuries-old British monarchy is once again in the forefront of international news. What we will cover in our virtual series:

  • The roles royals played in the history of the British Empire throughout the centuries
  • A virtual tour of magnificent castles, palaces, gardens, and art collections
  • How the royals influenced style - Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian - in art, architecture, fashion and more
  • NYC Cultural Highlights: From the Morgan Library's recent Hans Holbein show, the British art collection of the Frick to the Met's brand-new Tudors exhibition and Broadway's hit, SIX, there is a lot going on about the Royals.
  • All about Elizabeth II - From her rise to power as a young woman to her historic reign as Queen, she has made her incredible mark on the British empire and her own family in countless ways.
  • Hidden Gems: See art from and about the Royals in unexpected places that only Artful Circle can uncover!

Thursdays at 11am: Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 1, 8, & 15    -    Cost: $200

Can't make the date? Replays are available! Online registration closed. To reigster,  contact us at debbie@artfulcircle.com

VIRTUAL MINI SERIES:
EDWARD HOPPER IN NEW YORK

Edward Hopper in New York (on view at the Whitney from Oct 19, 2022 to March 5, 2023) is the first major museum survey to “focus on Hopper’s rich and sustained relationship with New York: how the city served as subject, setting, and inspiration for so many of the artist’s most celebrated and persistently vexing pictures.” It will feature iconic masterpieces along with significant works, formerly lesser known, which are being critically re-evaluated. Hopper, who lived in New York for six decades, famously used its motifs as “backdrops for his evocative distillation of the urban experience.” There is no institution more qualified than the Whitney Museum of American Art to present this focused survey of Hopper’s New York City subjects. Throughout his career, Hopper lived with his wife, artist Josephine Nivinson, in a Greenwich Village fourth floor walk-up, specifically a nineteenth century town house, off Fifth Avenue on Washington Square North (a site right out of a Henry James novel). Despite his solid finances, the artist in his eighties would haul buckets of coal up four flights for heat. Let Artful Circle guide you through all the urban spots that Hopper visited and depicted in his paintings.

Using the Whitney exhibition as our guiding spirit for the mini-series, Artful Circle will provide backgound on the artist and his life story, as well as his vast inventory of artwork that featured the city as his muse. Whether you visit the Whitney in-person and want to enhance the experience or just want to enrich your knowledge of this iconic American artist, this virtual program is for you!

Two sessions Mondays at 11am - Nov 21 & 28
Cost: $80

Click below for online registration. To info on how to register by check, contact us at debbie@artfulcircle.com

VIRTUAL MINI SERIES: AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS

Hosted by Debbie Wells and Jacqueline Covey. Presenting a brand-new roster of Great Amercian Women Artists! Learn about the lives and artful accomplishments of a variety of all-American female artists, from Georgia O'Keeffe, DIane Arbus, Mary Cassatt, Mickalene Thomas, Elaine deKooning, Audrey Flack and more.

Two sessions: Mondays at 5pm - Dec 5 & 12
Cost: $80

Click below for online registration. To info on how to register by check, contact us at debbie@artfulcircle.com

NY ART GALLERY WINTER 2022-23
VIRTUAL SERIES

Join Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells on unique art adventures as we present original and expertly curated itineraries of the best art gallery exhibitions in NYC and beyond. Our carefully researched itineraries include group visits to Chelsea, Lower East Side, 57th Street and Madison Avenue in glamorous galleries, luxurious brownstones, trendy little storefronts and restored factory-style buildings with many surprises along the way! We offer two options to register for our live and interactive classes. If you are unable to make these dates, you can always join in the fun with a combination of live sessions in a different group and recordings.

Art Gallery Virtual Series: 5 sessions- Cost: $200

Group A/ Tuesdays at 11am - Dec 6, 20, Jan 3, 10 and 24

Group B/ Wednesdays at 11am - Dec 7, 21, Jan 4, 11 and 25

To info on how to register by check, contact us at debbie@artfulcircle.com

ARTFUL INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SERIES
ARTFUL PARIS

In this 5 session webinar series, we start off with a history lesson (with artful components, of course!). Then we use the art and architeture of Paris to immerse you in all the beauty this city has to offer through the centuries and even today. There are so many architectural landmarks, museums, cultural sites, and works of art to discover with us: don't forget about the city's food and fashion too!

Art is the focus, as we look at the lives and artwork of the most famous artists of Paris, from Chardin, Fragonard and Boucher to Ingres, Courbet, Delacroix and Manet. One cannot think of France and not include the Impressionists, so be prepared for a deep dive into what inspired painters like Renoir, Pissarro and Monet. Moving forward to Van Gogh, Lautrec and Seurat and then onward to the Modernists, we will cover the artists of Montparnasse, including Modigliani, Soutine and Picasso.

There is always something to learn about this beautiful European gem of a city! Let us take you there without leaving the comfort of home and explore favorites like the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay to new adventures at the hottest art galleries of Paris.

5 sessions- Cost: $200
Mondays at 11am: Dec 19, Jan 9, 16, 30 & Feb 6

Can't make the date? Replays are available!

To info on how to register by check, contact us at debbie@artfulcircle.com

AUTHOR TALK: ISABEL VINCENT

OVERTURE OF HOPE by Isabel Vincent: The little-known story of the Cook sisters,two British spinsters who saved dozens of Jewish musicians during World War II and the Viennese star composer who helped them do it. Schindler's List meets The Sound of Music as author Isabel Vincent delves into pre-World-War-II history to recover the amazing story of Ida and Louise Cook (photo above) who masterminded a plan to spirit dozens of Jewish stars and personnel of the German and Austrian opera to England and save them from a terrible fate under the Third Reich.

Join us as Franklin Hill Perrell talks to Canadian-born award-winning writer Isabel Vincent about this non-fiction book and how she traveled through Europe to do comprehensive research. Isabel Vincent is an award-winning invesigative journalist for The New York Post and the author of nationally best-selling memoir Dinner with Edward. Her book Hitler's Silent Partners, an account of the Swiss bank accounts left dormant after the Nazi era, won the Yad Vashem Award for Holocaust History. She began as a foreign correspondent in South America covering drug cartels, and later the conflicts in Kosovo and war in Angola. For many year, Vincent has reported on New York City madness, mayhem, and corruption for the Post and a host of other publications.

One Session Only - Cost: $40
Monday, December 12 at 11am

Can't make the date? Replays are available!

To info on how to register by check, contact us at debbie@artfulcircle.com