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1799

Tue, Dec. 6, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
Art Movements - Part III: Cubism
 

Around 1910, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque picked up the baton from Post-Impressionism and developed a radically new pictorial style that sent shock waves through the School of Paris, attracting followers for decades to come. Investigate what makes Cubism so profound.

Matthew Palczynski, Ph.D

Tuesday           9:30 AM to 11:00 AM              Dec 6

1 Session        $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

Matt is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator. He focuses on vanguard art after around 1850, leading programs online and globally for academic, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. His recent talks include those for Renaissance Weekend, Stanford University, The Wharton School, and United Airlines. He is an Adjunct Senior Instructor at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and has taught at the Tyler School of Art since 2004.

 

$20.00

Matthew Palczynski, Ph.D.

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1785

Thu, Dec. 8, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
America's Birth Certificate: The Declaration of Independence
 

The Declaration of Independence is a peculiar thing. It’s a literary masterpiece that was written jointly by a committee of fifty people. And what is it exactly and who is it aimed at: the American people, or King George, or someone else? What did people at the time make of it? What did it change? Why does it matter? In this talk, we will tackle the fascinating origins, misunderstood purpose, and extraordinary global legacy of the Declaration of Independence.

Richard Bell, PhD, Professor of History

Thursday         1:00 PM to 2:30 PM                Dec 8

1 Session      $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

 

$20.00

Richard Bell, PhD, Historian

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1800

Mon, Dec. 12, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
Art Movements - Part IV: Abstract Expressionism
 

In New York during the 1940s and 50s, Abstract Expressionism pushed the envelope of modernist painting to a climax. Inspired in part by the work of European emigres who fled WW2 for New York, artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and others prioritized the “act” of “making” art over the object itself, translating major developments in psychology and philosophy into deeply moving imagery.

Matthew Palczynski, PhD

Monday         10:30 AM to Noon                Dec 12

1 Session        $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

Matt is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator. He focuses on vanguard art after around 1850, leading programs online and globally for academic, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. His recent talks include those for Renaissance Weekend, Stanford University, The Wharton School, and United Airlines. He is an Adjunct Senior Instructor at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and has taught at the Tyler School of Art since 2004.

 

$20.00

Matthew Palczynski, Ph.D.

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1789

Tue, Dec. 13, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
The New Middle East
 

There have been major changes in the geopolitics of the Middle East.  The United States is trying to “pivot” from the Middle East to the Indo-Pacific region.  Iran has expanded its presence and influence in the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula, but is facing serious domestic challenges that will complicate its decision-making.  Russia has used its presence in Syria to expand its role in the region, particularly with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.  Israel is still trying to consolidate its domestic political situation, and is facing a renewed challenge from the Palestinian community on the West Bank.  At the same time, Israel has expanded its diplomatic and commercial arrangements in the region, and has reached a diplomatic accord with Turkey.  The talk will speculate on the various scenarios that the United States will face in the region.

Melvin Goodman, Retired CIA Analyst, Author

Tuesday         9:30 AM to 11:00 AM               Dec 13

1 Session       $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

 

$20.00

Melvin Goodman

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1802

Tue, Dec. 13, 2022 @ 3:00 PM
The Art of Marc Chagall: The Early Years
 

The Art of Marc Chagall is a survey of the life and art of this quintessential Jewish artist from his early life to the period just before World War II. From paintings to prints to stained glass and tapestries, Chagall created an amazing world of fantasy and reality. See why this painting, I And the Village, was so important to him and to the world! THE ART OF MARC CHAGALL is an overview from East European village (shtetl) to world-renowned artist.

Nancy Kotz, Art Historian, Lecturer

Tuesday        3:00 PM to 4:30 PM                Dec 13

1 Session      $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

 

Nancy Kotz holds a B.A (Skidmore College, 1984) in Art History and Business as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management (Georgetown University, 2011).

Professionally, Nancy began her career in arts and public policy (Congressional Arts Caucus) before transitioning to the museum world (Smithsonian Institution and National Gallery of Art) where she held positions in museum education and museum retail. Nancy is also the Founder and Content Curator for VisualArtsDC, a social media based community with over 1500 followers focused on the visual arts in the metropolitan Washington, DC region.

Since 2015 she has been presenting programs in person and virtually to audiences across Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia for Jewish Art Education (JAE). Also serving as JAE Marketing Director, she has expanded JAE’s reach via Zoom to clients throughout the US and Canada. Her clients include senior living communities, houses of worship, community centers, and other organizations which provide programs for lifelong learners.

 

$20.00

Nancy Kotz

Zoom Online Class

 
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1805

Thu, Dec. 15, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
WICKED!
 

WICKED is the story of what happened in Oz before Dorothy arrived.  Among sets and costumes that are wild beyond our imaginations, we meet “Elphaba” the “evil” Wicked Witch born with green skin and the beautiful Glinda the “Good” witch. Both women form a beautiful friendship that is constantly tested by the politics of “Oz”.  With a brilliant score by Stephen Schwartz, you will spell bound by the songs of deceit, sorcery, lasting love and deep friendship.  A Broadway experience not to be missed!

Ellen Katz, Music Educator, Vocalist

Thursday         10:30 AM to Noon                Dec 15

1 Session        $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

 

 

$20.00

Ellen Katz, Music Educator, Vocalist

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1781

Thu, Dec. 15, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
Seniors - Get Fit and Have Fun Too! (TH)
 

Get fit, have fun, all while moving to the music! The workout combines aerobic movement, strength training, flexibility and balance work all in 1 great class. We will use hand weights, cans or water bottles for resistance training. Please have a chair nearly for seated or standing support.   Each class begins with aerobic movement and strength training intervals .  We will end with a cool down stretch, balance and relaxation. Become your own “best motivator “- this is an exercise class that you will enjoy and make you fit and fabulous!   Please have a chair, towel and water bottle.

Gail Sander, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, Silver Sneakers Certified

Thursdays                 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM       

Sep 8,15,22,29          Oct 6,13,20,27    Nov 3,10,17    Dec 1,8,15                          

14 Sessions              $140                                                        

This is an online class and you will receive an email one day prior to the class with the link to the Zoom webinar.

 

$140.00

Gail Sander

Zoom Online Class

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1796

Thu, Dec. 15, 2022 @ 3:00 PM
J. R. R. Tolkien and the World of Modern Fantasy Literature
 

What makes J. R. R. Tolkien one of the most beloved names in all of literature? Why have readers of all ages, especially younger ones, been so drawn to his magical, enchanted worlds? And how did this Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon become one of the 20th-century’s best-selling authors? We will explore the literary, narrative, and symbolic elements in four of Tolkien’s greatest works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as we discover his breathtaking talent for inventing new worlds – and learn why he is often called the “father” of modern fantasy literature.

Joseph Luzzi, PhD, Author

Thursday       3:00 PM to 4:00 PM                Dec 15

1 Session      $20

This is an online Zoom webinar - you will receive an email one day prior to the class with a link to the webinar.

 

$20.00

Joseph Luzzi, PhD

Zoom Online Class