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Program
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Description
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Riotto, Mary Diane Crazy Craters and The Man in the Moon History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Crazy Craters and The Man in the Moon Is there really a man in the moon? Was there ever a man ON the moon? Why does the moon sometimes seem to be playing hide and seek with Earth? And if the moon isn't really made of Swiss Cheese what made those bumps we see on its surface? In this program we'll take a closer look at our nearest space neighbor. Junior Astronauts will use movement activities, songs, games and info about the historic Apollo 11 Mission to create a take home crater craft, and do some fun lunar learning! Recommended for grades K-2 , enrollment in program not to exceed 15 children.
$101- $200
Maichack, Mary Jo (and Gregory) Paint the Starry Night in Pastel History,
Visual Arts- Painting
Hands-on program in the art of pastel with Gregory Maichack, partner in Maichack Arts with Mary Jo Maichack. He teaches attendees how to handle pastel painting through lecture, demo, and hands-on practice. Beginners to adults. Focus on techniques of van Gogh--other programs feature pastel techniques of Signac, Monet, O'Keeffe's flowers and many more. Visit www.GregoryMaichack.com. He also offers this workshop for older teens. Rave reviews/former faculty in pastel and portraiture, Springfield MFA, Boston MFA, more. Positive only with lots of humor.
$501- $1000
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Art that Defined America: From Revolution to Expansion History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
Three part lecture series-In Colonial Portraiture, ArtScapades chronicles the life of four artists and their works, John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and John Trumbull. In Beyond Portraiture, ArtScapades presents three Hudson River School artists, Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt and two Still Life artists, William Michael Harnett and James Peale. In Artists Abroad, ArtScapades focuses on the works of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler. Approximately ten works per artist are discussed including iconic works plus those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers. See www.ArtScapades.com for full listing of programs.
$201- $350
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Dutch and Flemish Masters: From Rubens to Vermeer History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
We detail how art moved forward led by the Dutch Realism School of the 17th century, leaving religious themes behind. ArtScapades explores Peter Raul Rubens, Frans Hals, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Jan Vermeer. Approximately ten works per artist are discussed including iconic works plus those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers. See www.ArtScapades.com for full listing of programs.
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith Film Noir - The Dark Underbelly of Hollywood: History,
Media- Film,
Visual Arts- Other
In the years following WWII, many filmmakers began making movies that represented the seedier and uglier realities of life. Gone was the cinema of wine and roses, and in its place rose an imagery of dark alleys, mysterious shadows and hidden motives. This type of cinema, which actually has its roots deep in German Expressionism, is exemplified by the use of black and white film and stark lighting. And at the center of the visuals is the overall message that life is NOT what it seems, and the outcome can be dire and drastic. We will immerse ourselves in a world of chiaroscuro, and when we emerge we'll have a greater understanding of the importance of film noir and its effects upon current cinematic output. See clips from such classics as Double Indemnity (1944), Laura (1944), Nightmare Alley (1947), Touch of Evil (1958), and many, many more.
$101- $200
Gormont, Bill The Great American Magic Show History,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
American history comes alive when Bill Gormont brings THE GREAT AMERICAN MAGIC SHOW to your library. This exciting show reinforces our nation's birth and history through entertaining situations filled with magic, illusion and fun. Bill highlights special people and important historical moments that include our first flag, the Declaration of Independence and much, much more. He introduces a modern day Betsy Ross (an audience volunteer) with a hilarious flag routine. Betsy would be proud to see Bill, the stage and accessories decked out in red, white and blue. Audience participation is always a large part of the show. Lucky spectators are invited to have fun on stage as they enjoy learning about our first U.S. Presidents in a magical sort of way. The grand finale is filled with surprise, action and colorful productions. What a wonderful way to close out a fun filled educational experience that celebrates the history of our great nation and stirs the patriotism in our hearts. THE GREAT AMERICAN MAGIC SHOW is suitable for presentation to all ages and is the perfect choice for national holiday celebrations like President’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day.
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith 3-D MOVIES - Comin' at Ya! History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Theater
When Hollywood received competition from the television studios in the 1950's, they pulled out a secret weapon called 3-D. Wearing a pair of blue and red cardboard glasses literally allowed the images on the movie screen to jump right off the screen and right into the audiences lap. 3-D was a process that was far from perfect, but for a brief period of time it was a rage country wide and gave some new excitement to the idea of going to the movies. Recently, 3-D has re-emerged and is again gaining in popularity and giving the couch potato audience a reason to rise out of their seats and come back to the movies. This program is one of the most complete you'll ever see in regards to the history of 3-D films and it includes a memorabilia show including posters and stills, plus a DVD presentation of trailers for films originally shot in 3-D. NEW 2012
$101- $200
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Post-Impressionism: From Objective to Subjective History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
In Post-Impressionism ArtScapades details how art moved past Impressionism, the influence of a single art critic, and how stylistic disagreements and personal animosities eventually brought down Impressionism. In the 90 minute version, we present Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. Approximately ten works per artist are discussed including iconic works plus those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers. See www.ArtScapades.com for full listing of programs.
$201- $350
Ruch, Dave Virtual Concert with Dave Ruch! History,
Music
If you have the ability to project the internet onto a screen in your facility, you can host a live, interactive concert with a popular touring performer without the expense of bringing him to you! Dave Ruch has performed thousands of concerts across the US, Canada and the UK, and with newly-available technology, is now available to give "distance concerts." Choose from any of the lecture/concert programs for adults listed here - http://www.daveruch.com/adults.htm or any of the childrens/family programs here - http://www.daveruch.com/children.htm
$101- $200
Feingold, Richard John D. Rockefeller – The Richest American Who Ever Lived History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Asked how he became so rich, Rockefeller replied, “God gave me my money.” Rockefeller was in the oil refining business early after the Pennsylvania oil rush began in 1859. He built state-of-the-art refineries and bought out his rivals. Rockefeller negotiated secret rebates with the railroads and formed what would become the Standard Oil Trust. Eventually the Supreme Court declared Standard Oil a monopoly and ordered it be broken up. But the individual oil companies were worth more separately and Rockefeller would go on to enter a second life of philanthropy which lives on to today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
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