Lecture Details

You are invited to experience art history in an uncommon way.

 “Through the Eyes of the Artist” is an artist biography lecture series created by Felicia Zavarella Stadelman. Inspired by her own enthusiasm for art, coupled with her education and background in art history, this program has been designed to provide a richer insight through the artist’s personal perspective.

Originally funded by a grant from the Cleveland Museum of Art to help bring art into the lives of school children, “Through the Eyes of the Artist” has evolved into a program for people of all ages interested in uncovering the fascinating details of the lives and works of some of our most renowned and influential artists. For the past 15 years, Felicia has trained over 400 Art Docents, and delivered art history lectures in schools and communities in the Cleveland, Rhode Island and Massachusetts area.

“Through the Eyes of the Artist” offers an exclusive view into the remarkable lives and times of our favorite artists. You will even have the opportunity to learn about several artists you may not know now, but will never forget!

Each one hour presentation is enhanced with music, prints and wonderful images to help tell the story of the artist. In addition, every member of the audience will receive an overview of the artist, and a note card memento.

By learning about the artists that we can begin to understand the meaning that is communicated to us through their artwork. Through this discovery, we get an insight into the experience of human existence, we realize that we share a common thread, identify with the artist, and appreciate even more the value of their work. Understanding the artist helps to bring Art to our level, and makes it less intimidating. Every art piece is incomplete in itself. When we enjoy art, we extend it. We improve it, and we make it our own.

Here’s what audiences have to say…

“I found myself immersed in the stories. I always looked forward to the next week, excited to hear about another artist. I am in the arts myself, and have many books on the subject, but I learned more in the weeks with Felicia than I had in all the years I studied.”


“Her approach is captivating and from a very unique perspective.”

Please join us for what has proven to be a truly enriching experience.