January 15, 2020 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
Desert Pavilion
Cash Bar & Mini-Bites
All Terravita Residents & Terravita Art League Members Are Invited

The Japanese Spell on Western Art

Even though Japan was closed to most of the world for over 200 years, its art flourished and became unique unto itself. Once discovered, it influenced European art in profound ways, reaching the zenith of its influence in the Art Nouveau movement – a movement that reflected societal and artistic changes — at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. This presentation follows Japanese art from Asia to Europe. It highlights its impact on the some of the world’s most famous artists, as well as the changes it brought to all areas of design.

Sandy Ryan, Presenter

Sandy Ryan was a docent with the Phoenix Art Museum until last year. She enjoyed a 40-year career in advertising, marketing and public relations before retiring as vice president of a university in 2010. Highlights of her career include owning an advertising agency and working as an international marketing consultant in the telecommunications industry in Spain, Switzerland and Nigeria. She is from St. Louis, graduated with a degree in English and Literature from Indiana University, and has lived in Cleveland, Denver, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, and Beckley, West Virginia. Today her home is in Sun City, and she had cherished every minute of her retirement…until recently, when Glendale Community College approached her to teach Marketing and Management classes. She is excited to begin that new opportunity!