Leonardo & The Golden Mean

Leonardo & The Golden Mean

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Leonardo & The Golden Mean


Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation, “Leonardo & The Golden Mean”, on Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 PM. Ellen Nelson, Arts Department faculty member of The Hill School, will be the speaker. In his works, Leonardo da Vinci utilized the ratio of the Golden Mean, with the intent of emulating the beauty inherent in nature. In order to define this concept, lecture attendees will create their own Golden Spirals. Then Ellen will show examples of how Leonardo experimented with the Golden Mean in his quest to get closer and closer to the heart and splendor of nature.

Ellen O. Nelson is a member of the Arts Department at The Hill School, Pottstown, PA. She earned her B.S. at Ithaca College and completed continuing education courses at Moore College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ellen in the gallery coordinator for the Center For The Arts Boyer Gallery, where she curates more than six exhibits annually. In addition to teaching all levels of Studio Art and AP Art History, Ellen is an accomplished artist in her own right, having exhibited at the Waldorf Hotel in NYC and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Perelman Building. She has been a juror for the Perkiomen Valley Art Center, ArtFusion of Pottstown, and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Ellen considers herself to be an art activist, using her art to promote peace and the common good. Her most recent activism was through her work with the Pottstown Community Mural, an art installation designed to connect neighbors together through art and a community garden. Ellen is currently working on her Masters of Art in Education at the New Hampshire College of art in Manchester, New Hampshire.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.