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Art historian to discuss women, surrealism in Cambria

Tess Wright
Tess Wright Courtesy photo

Art historian Tess Wright will present and discuss a series of works by female Surrealist painters at the next Allied Arts Art Talk, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Cambria Center for the Arts.

Wright’s talk, “Women and Surrealism,” will discuss the origins of the group, whose members felt excluded from the broader movement and broke away to develop their own distinctive styles.

She will focus on painters including Leonora Carrington, Remedios Vara, Leonor Fini, Kay Sage, Frida Kahlo and Dorothea Tanning, along with photographers Dora Maar and Lee Miller.

Wright has master’s degrees in art history and design, as well as in therapy and counseling, and she has done extensive research on women in the arts. This will be her second Art Talk for Allied Arts.

The Art Talk will take place in Conference Room No. 1 at 1350 Main St. and is open to the public.

Admission is free to members, and a $2 donation is asked of nonmembers.

For more information, call 927-3291 or 927-1356, or visit