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Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:47 PM

Internationally known painter and collage artist Jonathan Talbot will present an interactive lecture entitled “Collage: Medium and Metaphor” at the Delphos Area Art Guild from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Second Floor Gallery of the Delphos Museum of Postal History.
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Talbot is a leading artist in the collage field. His works have been shown at the National Academy and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, have represented the U.S. overseas in exhibits sponsored by the State Department and the Smithsonian Institution and are included in museum collections in the U.S. and Europe.

Talbot is the developer of a new collage technique which eliminates wet adhesives during the collage-making process. This technique, which is discussed in his book, “Collage: A New Approach,” allows greater spontaneity, more precise placement of materials and at the same time eliminates wrinkling and allows collages to be composed and then “glued down” without disassembly.

“One does not have to be a painter or sculptor to be an artist,” said Talbot in a recent interview. “All of us are creative artists in many ways. More than any other visual art medium, collage is a metaphor for life… like life, collage offers a nearly infinite choice of materials and creative possibilities.”

According to Shauna Turner-Smith of the Delphos Area Art Guild, Talbot’s program will include activities in which the audience will participate and a question-and-answer period as well.

The artist will also be available to sign copies of his book.

Refreshments will be served.

 

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