Visual art will be the focus of the Aug. 20 installment in the “Talks on Tuesday” series in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Local artist Dave Carter will give the presentation from 7-9 p.m., and is free and open to the public. During his lecture, Carter will provide artists a more concrete approach to their artwork and help friends and family better understand art and artists. Topics will include the purposes of art, philosophies, art history, reasons behind responses, symbolism and subliminal, and evaluating artwork. Carter is a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands; member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri; and co-chair of the Visual Arts Cooperative Cape Girardeau, Ste. Genevieve Artist Guild and Art St. Louis. The “Talks on Tuesday” series takes place at 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays in the Crisp Museum. The talks consist of short, informational presentations and discussion sessions. For more information, email email@example.com or call (573) 651-2260.