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The Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., presents an Artists Talks/Lecture Series in conjunction with The Gallery of Artists: Diverse Artistic Expressions of Nature Exhibition. The exhibition runs through Sunday in the Main Gallery. Here is the schedule of the free programs:

SATURDAY
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.–Robert Caldwell shares the inspiration and the story of his largest painting to date, “Three Princes (African Elephant),” from the Persian Fairy tale “The Three Princes of Serendip” to the search for the reference in Tanzania in 2012.

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.–Travel with Jan Martin McGuire as she creates a major painting start to finish – from stretching the canvas to delivering it to the client and every step in between.

1:30-2:15 p.m.–Julie Askew takes you through the experience of living and painting in Arabia and what made her introduce wildlife art to an unlikely region, and the reaction received from a unique culture and people. She is founder of Oman Wild Art, an internationally juried exhibition for Omani Artists. New to Arabia it brings wildlife art, and conservation together helping to raise local awareness of the critically endangered wildlife of Arabia.

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.--Sally Maxwell gives a “hands on” demonstration of how to work in the Scratchboard medium along with a bit of the history of it. Attendees will be able to try tools on the medium itself.

SUNDAY
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.–Top selling nature photographer James Gary Hines II will share stories and anecdotes about his travels and photography.

2:30-3:15 p.m.–Jocelyn Russell talks about the amazing story of an incredible heroine of the Korean War… the REAL War Horse, SSgt Reckless. You are invited to share in the unfolding of the SSgt Reckless Monument Project, as seen through the eyes of the artist, and the photographs of many.

3:30- 4:30 p.m.–Dale Weiler will discuss the steps involved in creating a piece of sculpture in stone, from the selection of the stone to the final finishing touches.

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