Blick Resident Artist to Give Interactive Lecture: History of Oil Color. Joe Gyurcsak is an Utrecht Brand Manager and the current Blick Resident Artist. He is an art materials expert and a nationally recognized artist in his own right. Joe is a practicing artist for over 4 decades and has lectured and demonstrated throughout North America to more than 150 major art institutions. This lecture covers the historical beginnings of oil color all the way up to modern day; as seen through the eyes of chemists, toxicologist, conservators, manufacturers and artists. Audience members will be educated on how to evaluate oil colors and their properties so that they may make wise decisions in regards to archival art. Color theory exercises and a hand mulling color demo will be explored as students are invited to participate. A discussion of media such as thinners, driers, varnishes, glazes, and wax is also planned. There will be a question and answer period and technical questions are welcome. The session will last approximately 2.5 hours. Attendees should come prepared to take notes, as valuable information will be discussed. Free to Allegany Arts Council Artist-members, $5 for AAC members, $10 for non-members. Seating is limited, please call ahead to insure your spot.