Artist, Writer, Director of the Emmy award winning Vincent and Me, Mike Rubbo will be sharing his creative journey with art alongside Stanton Library's artist in Residence, Sandy Shilansky.
This special event is for lovers of art as it combines Mike's book talk - Travels with My Art with Sandy's painting workshop.
Mike Rubbo’s book presentation, Travels with my Art, poses fascinating questions about how art in our lives can not only bring beauty but calm. His is a journey from an important artistic family into filmmaking, both fiction and documentary , travelling the world and winning many prizes. Mid life, he came unexpectedly back to plein air painting through creating copies for his drama about Vincent van Gogh, Vincent and Me which won an Emmy. Mike's philosophy on art is very significant to mental health month, as Mike believes that:
Art is not always the shock of the new, it can be an antidote to a frantic world.
Michael's journey will be followed by a journey with Stanton Library's resident artist, Sandy Shilansky who will guide you through a painting workshop. Sandy's freestyle approach to painting will ensure your experience of art will be a therapeutic one - "an antidote to a frantic world". Spaces in Sandy's class are limited.
There will be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Mike Rubbo's book Travels with my Art at this talk.
You can also read more about Mike Rubbo here.