Wednesday, September 29
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday, September 1st, 15th, 29th. October 13th & 27th at 9:30 am. Join María-Cristina Sánchez and hone your Spanish skills. Ms Sánchez will propose discussion topics in Spanish for each session, providing participants with the opportunity to clarify pronunciation and meaning of words and expressions in an informal and relaxed environment. Participants should speak Spanish at an intermediate to advanced level and not be native speakers of Spanish. Ms. Sánchez is a native Spanish-speaker originally from Ecuador and has studied languages in Quito, Boston, Paris and Vienna.*By signing up you are committing to all sessions.
Thursday, September 30
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 pm. Henri Emile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954), an artist famed for his original use of line and color, compared his artistic development to the growth of a seed. We will trace that growth in Matisse’s life story until his mid-thirties, especially through art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He came by the seed metaphor naturally, he was the son of a seed merchant in a northern French town. Despite his conservative appearance and work habits, Matisse continually absorbed new ideas as he worked in Paris and the South of France. We will leave Matisse as he becomes a leader of the “Fauves” or “Wild Beasts” (whose paintings expressed emotion in wild, often dissonant colors), wishing him well for the remaining 48 years of his career.
Mike got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.
To join Michael Norris for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE
Saturday, October 2
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.
To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE.