Ah Haa: Paul Evans, Surprises & Amazes, 3/14- 3/16

Paul Evans returns to once again razzle-dazzle his audience with three more engaging lectures at Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts, The dates are Tuesday, March 14, Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The talks are free and open to the public.

 “The teaching of art is the teaching of all things,” William Ruskin.

Paul Evans, an incomparable speakers returns to Ah Haa for 3 nights of lectures.

Paul Evans, an incomparable speakers returns to Ah Haa for 3 nights of lectures.

If you’ve missed him before, shame on me for not e-twisting your arm.

If you miss him this time, shame on you.

No one knows better than cultural critic and art historian Paul Evans that “art” is imbedded in the word “heart.”

Evans is a deep scholar and enthusiastic lover of art history, who is also insightful and very quirky and funny. He is the rabbit you want to follow down a hole into the heart of art – writ large to encompass all disciplines – to learn how artists have shaped – and continue to shape – cultures, current events, and world-views. And how sometimes it is the other way around.

Evans returns to Telluride to once again deliver three more tautly interconnected talks  guaranteed to young up your mind and open your eyes.

On Tuesday, March 14, the subject is “Three Outsiders: Warrior, Poet, Saint.” Discover Outsider vision by looking at  the lives of three visionaries, T.E. Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, and Francis of Assisi.

T.E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence

On Wednesday, March 15, Evans talks about “Divine Madness,” the curse and the blessing of feeling too much.

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

Thursday, March 16, the subject is “All You Need is Love,” or the Beatles. Is there anything new to say about them?

The Beatles

The Beatles

More about Paul Evans:

His first job, at 16, was writing greeting cards. Since then, Paul Evans, co-author of “The Rolling Stone Album Guide”  and of “The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll,” has worked as a newspaper editor, music/book/art critic, speechwriter, ghostwriter, advertising writer, business writer, songwriter, and teacher.

Evans has also written for the LA Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Billboard, Art Papers, Entertainment Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews.

His fiction has been published by the Duke University Press and the State University of New Mexico Press.

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Susan is Telluride Inside… and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Viniyoga instructor.
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