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Fein, Jonathan Objects and Memory History,
Media- Film,
Museums
What are the things in our homes and museums that mean the most to us? How do we preserve the past and speak to the future? What would you save if your house were on fire? Why do we join together in community in times of turmoil? Using excerpts from the PBS documentary film Objects and Memory, filmmaker Jonathan Fein raises questions about fundamental human responses and how we navigate through a fragile and chaotic world by using otherwise ordinary things that have become irreplaceable conveyors of identity, experience, and aspiration. Focusing on stories of meaningful objects invites discussion of issues of value, memory, contemporary history, museum collecting, heirlooms, artistic response, and authenticity. This entertaining and stimulating presentation excites the sense of wonder and challenges the audience to question what is taken for granted and what we hold most dear.
$351- $500
Adams, Lori Exploring Small – Become a Nature Detective! Media- Photography,
Nature- Environment,
Visual Arts- Other
This workshop challenges children to look at ordinary objects in different ways as an artist does. It encourages children to make their own discoveries about properties like color, light, form, texture, line and shading, and then how organizing and presenting this information can create artwork. I will use examples of my work as a fine artist using botanical specimens, examples of verse written for 'Little Flowers with Big Attitude' and my work as a scientific and documentary photographer for non-fiction children’s science books to help students compare and contrast being an artist and being a scientist and to encourage them in both directions. Magnifying glasses, natural objects, sample journals, paper and colored pencils are distributed. Observations are discussed about natural objects, and the various ways they can be interpreted via sketches, verse and/or scientifically. This workshop may also be booked as a series. If so, the participants receive handouts of how to photograph at home and bring in the objects and prints of their experiments.
$201- $350
Feingold, Rick Unbroken – A WW II Story of Survival and Forgiveness History,
History,
Media- Film
Louis Zamperini’s B-24 bomber crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. He survived 47 days in a lifeboat before capture by the Japanese navy. Zamperini spent 2 years in a POW camp where he was severely beaten and mistreated. After the war Zamperini was tormented by nightmares which continued until he learned to forgive his captors. The program will include his career as a runner at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin where after finishing the 1500 meter race with a flourish he was recognized by Hitler. Video of the CBS documentary “The Great Zamperini” with Bob Simon will be featured.
$101- $200
Stelljes, Eileen Mathew Brady; Civil War Photographer History,
Media- Photography,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presenter in Civil War attire traces the career of Mathew Brady, whose photographs chronicled the Civil War. After a brief history of the photographic process, learn how the many famous people who visited Brady's studio had to pose for portraits. Choose two favorite portraits from the copies on display, and use them to craft a replica of a Civil War-era photo case.
$101- $200
Wallace, Edith Lovely Lilacs: from Skylands to Your Garden Media- Photography,
Nature- Gardening
A PowerPoint talk describing the selection and care of lilacs by the Lilac Lady of Skylands.
$101- $200
Powers, Eric Rocks, Gems, Fossils, OH MY! Media- Photography,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Dig Into Reading...Dig Into Geology! Participants will learn about hte geologic cycle and how various types of rocks are formed. Ranger Eric will have his personal rock collection on display for you to look, touch, or maybe even hold! You'll get lots of ideas about starting your own rock collection. Lastly, we end with a Show-n-Tell session, so be sure to bring your favorite rock, fossil or gem to share or ask Ranger Eric a question. Participants can sign up to receive an identification sheet to start their own rock collection.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' NATIVE VISION History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Native Vision is the experience of Native Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War Two.
$501- $1000
Ceceri, Kathy Paper Inventions STEAM Workshop for Makers and Artists Media- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
STEAM educator Kathy Ceceri, author of the book 'Paper Inventions' from the publishers of MAKE magazine, will show kids how to create simple machines, structures and even electronic circuits using paper as a construction material! Choose from a variety of projects for this hands-on workshop, including Light-Up Paper Art and a paper geodesic dome big enough to crawl in, as well as traditional papermaking. Kathy is an expert on low-tech/no-tech ways to teach kids about electronics, robotics, and engineering. Her award-winning titles include 'Making Simple Robots' from Maker Media and 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future' and 'Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure' from Nomad Press.
$201- $350
Kass, Barry A Photographic Journey to the time of the ancient Romans, including Sicily, Rome, and the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Anthropologist and Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience back in time to the civilization of ancient Rome. Through his beautiful photos and descriptions, we will travel to Sicily to witness the intriguing Roman sites on this island in the Mediterranean, and then on to the Italian mainland to Rome itself, where such famous places as the Colusseum, the Parthenon, and the Roman Forum will be viewed. A highlight of the program will be a visit to the amazingly well preserved Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried under volcanic ash after the explosion of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and still undergoing archaeological exploration today.
$201- $350
Feingold, Rick The Glenn Miller Band – Music that Inspired the Troops History,
Media- Video,
Music
Glenn Miller was America’s best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Residing with his family at the Cotswold Mansion in Tenafly, NJ his band played many dates in New York. Once World War II began he gave up a lucrative stateside career and toured Europe with his band entertaining the troops. The program combines a lecture with movie clips of Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College. His father, Lt. Louis Feingold was a US Army Air Force navigator on a B-17 who survived being shot down over enemy occupied territory and escaped to England in 1944.
$101- $200
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