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Music Lecture Series with John Tuohy

Instructor, John Tuohy
Wednesday, August 7, September 11 & October 9
2 pm - 3 pm

Join guitarist John Tuohy for a presentation of 3 music lectures with live demonstrations. Wednesday, August 7th – Features music from 1920’s and 1930’s Big Band Swing Era.  John will play and discuss many examples from such luminary artists such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and many more.  Not only will […]

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Art as History

Professor, Alfred Hunt
Tuesdays, September 17th & 24th
2 pm - 3 pm

Professor, Alfred Hunt approaches his history lecture through famous pieces of artwork that depicted events in history. These sessions will use art and photography as the framework for narrating the history of the United States up to the 20th century.  The focus will not be on the aesthetics of the art works per se, but […]

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Urban Sketching Demo

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Monday, September 30th
6 pm - 7 pm

What is Urban Sketching? Documenting places, people & events in real time, on location. Plein air sketching inside and outside, locally or while traveling Inside: restaurants, museums, theaters, cafes, schools, public buildings, malls, buses, trains… Outside: cityscape, townscape, landscape,  parks, gardens, seaside, beaches, street scenes. Events inside and out: parades, fairs, meetings, concerts, parties, strikes, […]

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Monthly Conversations Author, Courtney Davis

Guest Speaker, Courtney Davis
Thursday, October 17th
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Cortney Davis is the author of “Taking Care of Time,” winner of the Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize from Michigan State University (MSU Press, 2018); of “Leopold’s Maneuvers” (University of Nebraska Press), winner of the Prairie Schooner Poetry Prize; and of “Details of Flesh” (Calyx Books).  Her non-fiction publications include “When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A […]

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Intro to Faux Finishes Painting Techniques

Instructor, Robin Lolya
Monday, October 21
10 am - 12 noon

Faux finishing and decorative painting has been around for thousands of years; from early cave paintings, the tombs of ancient Egypt, the plaster finishes of Mesopotamia and the ornate surfaces of the Roman Empire and the European Renaissance. It has made a resurgence in modern day design and only continues to evolve and grow in […]

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How to Create Abstract Art Demonstration

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Monday, October 21st
1 pm - 3 pm

How many times have you looked at an abstract painting and heard someone say, “I could do that!”? While abstract painting looks easy to some, it can actually be more challenging than traditional or classical painting. This is because abstract art defies rules and conventions. It’s up to you as the artist to break rules, […]

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