Andrew Wyeth’s World Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Join us for an exploration of twelve paintings by Andrew Wyeth selected for the United States Postal Service’s 2017 Forever Stamp series. Selected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the painter’s birth, these iconic scenes from Pennsylvania and Maine include favorites like Wind from the Sea (1947), Christina’s World (1948) and Shelburne Museum’s Soaring (1942-50).
A Fresh Look at 'Our Town' Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of the American theater, Thornton Wilder’s 'Our Town' is often misunderstood. Wilder said he wrote the play “out of a deep admiration for those little white towns in the hills and from a deep devotion to the theatre.” Yet, over the years that admiration and devotion to which Wilder referred has often been interpreted as a sweet, overly cloying sentimentality for the good old days and the simple values of small town living. Nothing could be further from the truth of Wilder’s message.
Mozart: Child Prodigy Makes Good Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Most of us know the story of the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who astonished the crowned heads of Europe as he and his sister Nannerl played duets, improvised and created music on the spot from a prompt given them by their father or someone else. Once the young child grew out of prodigy status, his genius never waned. By the time of his death at age 35, he had composed over 600 symphonies, concertos, operas and choral works--despite ongoing financial worries. Come experience samples of Mozart’s work to realize how remarkable (and wonderful!) it is. Prepare to be exhilarated and moved by the power of Mozart’s creativity.
Africa’s Amazing Mystery: The Stone Images of Esie Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
The Stone Images of Esie (Eh see yeh) of Nigeria are a collection of about 1000 soapstone figures representing men, women, children and animals. Most were broken; many are very skillfully carved. Their origins are unknown. In 1965 as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Phil Stevens was assigned to repair and catalog the images, to research their possible origins, and to supervise the construction of a secure museum complex. This is the story of this amazing mystery, and of Phil’s work to resolve it.