Art Lecture Series

FALL 2022

Presented by Arts Council of Moore County
& Sandhills Community College
Sponsored by Pridie Ariail

The Visual Language of Edward Hopper

Wed., October 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Lecturer: Ellen Burke

“Gas” (1940) – Oil by Edward Hopper

“Chop Suey” (1929) – Oil by Edward Hopper

Often compared to film noir, Hopper’s paintings quietly create a dynamic tension; a surge of drama and anticipation in the most mundane environments. He evokes the triste embedded in human existence; our intimate knowledge of the solitude of self and presents a relatable visual reflection of American life. Join us as we explore the paintings, prints, and drawing of one of the premiere artists of the 20th century. From his early work as an illustrator to critical and popular acclaim, from paintings exploring moments in urban daily life to the rustic Monhegan Island of the coast of Maine, Hopper’s work is both mysterious and familiar, quintessentially American.

LECTURER: Ellen Burke is an art educator with 37 years of experience as a studio instructor and fine and performing arts administrator. In addition to teaching in Massachusetts, she was an adjunct instructor in art education at the New Hampshire Art Institute. Since moving to Pinehurst she has presented art lectures at local galleries and teaches small group art lessons to children and adults.

This lecture compliments the Sunrise Theater’s showing of Exhibition on Screen’s HOPPER: An American Love Story on Tuesday, November 1 at 10 AM & 7 PM. For tickets to a screening, call 910-692-3611 or visit

COST:  $26 per person | Students are free with advance registration

All lectures presented in McPherson Theater at Sandhills Community College
(Across the breezeway from Owens Auditorium at 3395 Airport Rd. in Pinehurst)

Space is limited. Reserve your space now with full payment at the Arts Council’s offices
(Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., So. Pines) or call 910-692–ARTS (2787)

“The Bootleggers” (1925) – Oil by Edward Hopper