Art Docents begin season Monday

The Prescott Art Docents have finalized their diverse and educational selection of Art Talks. The topics range from an examination of Modern Chinese art to cowboy art, where attendees will learn how being a cowboy influences sculptor Bill Nebeker's work.

The season kicks off Monday with Dr. Janet Baker, Phoenix Art Museum's Curator of Asian Art. She is widely published in the field of modern Chinese art. Dr. Baker was the curator of exhibitions in New York and California and has lived and studied in Beijing at The Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Dr. Baker's presentation is titled "Tradition and Transformation: Chinese Painting in the 20th Century and Beyond." Her lecture will explore many of the new visual images that mark China's modern art movement influenced by international trends.

The Fall Art Talk series will take place Monday mornings from Sept. 14 through Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m., at the PFAA, 208 N. Marina, Prescott. The Prescott Art Docents is a volunteer organization and based in Prescott. The organization works to share the love of art with children and adults and promote the art museum experience. For more information call 442-3658 or visit www.prescottartdocents.com.