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John Cage 1912-1992, River Rocks and Smoke, 1988; watercolor on paper, 26 inches by 40 inches; The John Cage Trust

John Cage 1912-1992, River Rocks and Smoke, 1988; watercolor on paper, 26 inches by 40 inches; The John Cage Trust

Lecture / Discussion  |  My Appreciation of Watercolor: A Personal View with Kathy Gaye Shiroki

Part of the International Center for Watercolor Lunchtime Lecture Series

Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:30–1 pm

Enjoy a lunch at the Burchfield Cafe before attending My Appreciation of Watercolor:  A Personal View lecture series from 12:30-1:00 p.m.  Watercolor presentations are held on the first and third Fridays’ starting February 15 – May 17 in the conference room.   Admission is free with gallery admission.

John Cage: New River Watercolor Series

In 1988 John Cage produced four series of watercolor paintings at Mountain Lake Workshop at Horton Center. Inspired from his belief in Zen Buddhism, Cage experienced the world by freeing his mind and self from control. He explored the idea of chance to construct his watercolor compositions and used feathers to paint instead of conventional brushes.