Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present lecturer John Seed discussing his recent book “Disrupted Realism.”  

John Seed is a professor emeritus of art and art history who taught at Mt. San Jacinto College for 31 years. Seed has written about art and artists for Arts of Asia, Art Ltd., Catamaran, Harvard Magazine, International Artist, The Huffington Post and Poets and Artists. He was a featured expert in the Google Arts and Culture video series “Name That Art.”

“Disrupted Realism” is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of realism, helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon. It includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are “the most distracted society in the history of the world,” has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists’ impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process.

This free lecture by author John Seed is open and free to the public.

Disrupted Realism, a Lecture by John Seed
May 8, 3 to 5 p.m.
Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay
(805) 772-2504 or visit
Free and open to the public

Feature photo courtesy of the Morro Bay Art Association