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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Crocker, Keith WILLIAM CASTLE - The Ultimate Showman History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Theater
William Castle was the ultimate film promotion artist of the 1950's. Anyone who's ever seen House on Haunted Hill (1958), The Tingler (1959), 13 Ghosts (1960) will attest to this. Emergo- The skeleton flying over the audiences who paid to see House on Haunted Hill, movie theater seats wired with a minor electrical voltage to give the audience of the Tingler the sensation that the Tingler itself was crawling up on them, or even the special glasses you needed to put on in order to see the ghosts in 13 Ghosts. Castle knew how to sell a picture and keep audiences coming back for more. This program will give you a complete history of William Castles, from his humble beginnings right through his pioneer horror pictures of the 1950's and finally to his acceptance by the art-house crowd for his production of Rosemary's Baby. Includes film memorabilia and a selection of trailers from Castles work via DVD. A perfect show for the Halloween season. NEW 2012
$101- $200
Cossio, Miguel Fiestas - Celebrations in Mexico and Latin America History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Miguel Cossio was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, to a family of folk artist and performers from whom he learned the many crafts, rituals and traditions of his community and region, especially those associated with Celebrations. Now living in New York, Miguel has taught arts-in-education programs in schools and many other venues. He is currently on the teaching roster of Arts Westchester- www.artswestchester.org and Center for Arts Education- www.caenyc.org in NYC. Miguel offers interactive cultural programs that bring to life the magic of the traditional folk arts from Mexico and Latin America. Programs include hands-on workshops, slide shows, folk art displays with audience participation and Spanish conversation. Masks for Carnival - Papel Picado for 5 de Mayo - Dancing skeleton stick puppets for Day of the Dead - Pinatas for the New Year are some of the hands-on art projects participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions! Variable content for different age levels. Art projects completed in a single session. Art projects linked to a cultural context.
$351- $500
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Shimenawa - Japanese New Year's Wreath History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Shimenawa are lengths of braided rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in Japan. They can vary in diameter from a few centimeters to several meters, and are often used at the entrance to temples or homes for good luck and to keep away evil spirits. Patrons will make their own Japanese style New Year's Good Luck Wreath with material supplied by us. There is an additional Material fee of $10/person.
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith FRANKENSTEIN AT 200- Adapting Shelley to the Silver Screen History,
Literature- Authors,
Media- Film
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a novel of Gothic horror turns 200 years old in 2018. Join us in a birthday celebration as we examine the cinematic adaptations of Shelley's problem child. Starting with Thomas Edison's 1910 adaptation, and following through with Universal Pictures classic with Boris Karloff, we come up to the present while viewing clips of films based on Shelley's work. We will also examine a plethora of movie memorabilia as we discuss the importance of Mary's novel and its various incarnations of the silver screen. From Karloff to Christopher Lee to Robert DeNiro, we will explore it all and bask in the glory of Mary Shelley's timeless masterpiece.
$101- $200
McGrath, Cathy “THE HEART OF AMERICAN MUSIC” 19th century songs of our heritage History,
Music,
Other
Based on research done for music for the Genesee Country Village & Museum with Flint Hill Folk, Cathy McGrath presents a program of nineteenth century heritage music in authentic period dress and with instruments appropriate to the era. The audience is encouraged to participate by singing their hearts out! Songs are chosen from two books which were collections compiled from thousands of people who sent in their favorite songs of the previous century. From Heart Songs (1909): “Each song recalls to the individual reader some tender, sad, joyous or martial association.” From Songs That Never Grow Old (1903): “A collection of old-time songs that have long been tried and forever loved.” Songs of all sorts of categories are presented - love, home, Erie Canal, historic, patriotic, dancing, popular and folk songs - and represent a valuable gauge to the popular taste in music at that time. These melodies are part of our collective past, yet still resonate today. An experienced folk music performer, Cathy uses an 1870’s guitar, limberjack puppets, antique flute, and rolled tin whistle in this historical program and encourages audience participation.
$201- $350
Hessler, Arielle Art of the Book: Nonadhesive Bindings History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Travel through time and across the globe in this lecture/presentation, learning about different bookbinding styles throughout history. Starting in North Africa and ending in Europe, this presentation focuses on the structure and function of each style, explaining the pros and cons of each in terms of aesthetic, use, and longevity. Handmade historical replicas and modern interpretations of each bookbinding style will be available for handling by the audience, as well as some historical materials like papyrus and vellum.
$201- $350
Wemett, Lisa Life in the Past Lane: History Along the Highways of NYS History,
Media- Photography
When you’re on a road trip, history is always around the bend. Step into the 1800s to explore the engineering marvels of the Erie Canal and its influence on the development of cities and the women’s rights movement. Tour fascinating homes, presidential sites, and even carousels visited by Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee in their travels.
$101- $200
Zimmermann, Linda Mysterious Stone Sites of the Hudson Valley/Northeast History,
Science
Hundreds of stone chambers, walls, dolmens, petroglyphs, and calendar sites are in the Hudson Valley of NY, and throughout the northeast. Many sites have astronomical alignments to the moon, solstices, and equinoxes. Are they colonial, Native American, or of some other pre-Columbian origins? The program explores the wonder and mysteries that surround these sites.
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith CHARLES CHAPLIN - The Little Tramp and Lots of Laughs History,
Media- Film,
Media- Other
Who can dare book a comedy seminar without featuring the king of comedy himself, Charles Chaplin. The man who said; A day without a laugh is a wasted day, Charles Chaplin was the crown prince of silent film comedy, and one of the few men who continued his career into the sound pictures with remarkable style and wit. With a look unique only to himself, Chaplin created the sympathetic comic hero, his tramp persona a creation of his out of the real life poverty and misery he experienced as a child in England. A fantastic 60 minute program that features a showing of one of his classic silent comedies (Program Directors choice of The Cure (1917), The Immigrant (1917) or Easy Street (1917). Or watch all three and make it a longer program). Presented in DVD format.
$101- $200
Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, ArtScapades Masters of the Italian Renaissance: From da Vinci to Michelangelo History,
Visual Arts- Painting,
Visual Arts- Other
We explore the styles of the great Italian artists who worked in the 15th and 16th centuries, and laid the foundation for the development of western art. In the 60 minute lecture, ArtScapades chronicles the life of three artists and looks at their works, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and in the 90 minute version, also Titian and Raphael. 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
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