Event details

  • Monday | July 10, 2023
  • 10:30 am
  • 2158878700

ADULT EDUCATION: CLICK TO JOIN! Mondays | 10:30 am Meeting ID: 890 9083 9426

Call into the discussion: +1 646 931 3860

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This is a very unique lecture because I provide the background of art scene in NYC in the early 1900s and connect it to my personal story of being a descendant of one of the Jewish immigrant victims of the historic Triangle Fire of 1911. There are many interesting factors to artfully combine both themes. This has been a big hit with audiences.  Artful Circle was founded in 2013 by the expert team of Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells. In addition to art gallery, museum, and art fair events, they work on major curatorial projects for museums and art collectors, including exhibitions, signage, catalog publications and present customized lectures on all things art to private groups and organizations. Enjoy the art world at its best with Franklin and Debbie’s original presentations and entertaining banter.

Artful Circle has pivoted the business model due to the pandemic from in-person experiences to all virtual.
Happily, membership has grown to include art-lovers from all over the world and new ways to have fun with art are continuously being explored!  Franklin Hill Perrell
As former Chief Curator at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Long Island, Franklin Hill Perrell has a finely tuned background in art history through the ages right through to contemporary art. His longtime connections with gallerists and artists enable them to bring their members behind the scenes on visits. His passion for art is always evident through his lectures with his uniquely charming, yet approachable manner. Perrell is a graduate of Hofstra University and a talented painter and writer. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Heckscher Museum in Huntington and the Bermuda National Gallery.

Debbie Wells
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Debbie Wells is an award-winning graphic designer, photographer, muralist and painter. She researches and personally designs Artful Circle’s lectures, and lectures alongside Franklin. She also serves as co-curator for museum and gallery exhibitions with Franklin Hill Perrell. Wells is the Past President of the Art League of Long Island and an active Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC. She is also responsible for all Artful Circle’s marketing and communications.