Art Conversations

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Art Conversations

Join Art Conversations in a four-week art history series taught online by Art History Professor, and St. Bart's parishioner, Rachel Blankenship. Each week's content will center around a theme which we will unearth by way of art history. A week at a time, we will pay special attention to one artist and their artwork, an assigned reading and a reading prompt, as well as a brief video lecture. Engage with other parishioners to see how art and art history bring creativity, spirituality and community up off the screen and into our daily lives. No experience needed! Come as you are.

Session 2 begins Monday, May 4. You are invited to self-pace through Session 1. You do not need to complete Session 1 to begin Session 2.

Rachel Blankenship (you may know her at St. Bart's as Rachel Demler) - Born and raised in San Diego, Rachel teaches Art History at Point Loma Nazarene University. There, she also completed her BA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Art History. Her MA thesis is pending approval from Azusa Pacific University, where she plans to graduate this May with a degree in Modern Art History, Theory & Criticism. The topic of her thesis deals largely with an art historical and philosophical blending of methodologies to discuss the ways in which art is for everyone and can be located in everyday experience. Rachel's been attending St. Bart's since June 2018. She's a member of the vestry, volunteers with the youth group and is still a San Diego Chargers fan. 


Welcome! Each Monday morning the week's lesson is posted here. You'll be provided with reading assignments and videos to watch. Professor Rachel also provides a video recap of the week's lesson. If you have a problem accessing the reading or video links inside the document, please contact

SESSION 2

Week One Lesson (5/3): Art Connects
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Week Two Lesson (5/11): Art is a Catalyst
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Week Three Lesson (5/18): All Places Are Temporary Places
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Week Four Lesson (5/25): Art Incites: The Guerrilla Girls
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SESSION 1
Week One Lesson (3/30): Louise Bourgeois
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Watch Week One Zoom Lecture here


Week Two Lesson (4/6): The Impressionists
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Week Three Lesson (4/13): Art As Sanctuary
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Week Four Lesson (4/20): Art Makes Space
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