Ben Pfingstag,ICC teacher and art historian, to speak at AAUW meeting

Published 4:10 pm Friday, March 15, 2013

Ben Pfingstag, much loved teacher at Isothermal Community College and Art  Historian, will present a program on “Women Artists 1500-1800” at the AAUW (American Association of University Women) meeting on Monday, March 25.

Ben received his Masters and Doctors degrees in Art History at Binghamton University in New York.  He has taught studio art and art history at Ohio State University, UNC Charlotte, Queens University in Charlotte, and Norwich University in Vermont.

Ben speaks as slides are projected to illustrate each artist.  He will explore the limitations and obstacles confronted by aspiring women artists in Europe during the period from 1500 to 1800. He will focus on the achievements these women attained in painting within an atmosphere of academic and social resistance.  The care he takes in setting the environment for his slides makes the presentation visually stunning.

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AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of university women whose goal is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The Tryon Branch of AAUW will meet Monday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

– article submitted by Audrey Ortiz