Art, Music & Theater

Jim Lane
Thursdays, March 28-May 16|10:30 a.m.-noon

Relive the intense struggle of Michelangelo in his restless search for Truth and Beauty. Set in the turbulent world of 14th and 15th century Italy with its plotting princes, warring popes, brilliant artists and authors, there is indeed a new awakening which reshapes the future of Europe and Western civilization.

Terry Meehan
Fridays, March 29-May 17|10-11:30 a.m.

We will examine three of Alfred Hitchcock’s films and their literary sources. The written work will be discussed first, followed by a screening and discussion of the film adaptation. 

Books: J. Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps; P. Highsmith, Strangers on a Train; and C. Woolrich, Rear Window.

Larry Josefovitz
Thursdays, May 02-May 23|1-3 p.m.

Wagner’s final opera, Parsifal, premiered at the second Bayreuth Festival in 1882, was performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1903, and found its way to the New York Yiddish stage in 1913. Despite Christian symbolism and possible antisemitic suggestion, the opera has inspired Jews to listen, perform, and promote a work of genius.

Patricia Sigmier
Fridays, June 07–June 28|10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Enjoy the experience of painting in the outdoors at the University’s scenic Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. The instructor uses watercolor, however, any medium is acceptable. The group meets each session at a predetermined location on the farm, paints for 2-3 hours, and then gathers for a bag lunch and viewing of the paintings.

Carol Salus
Tuesdays, August 6-27|1:30-3:30 p.m.

Picasso's work is like a diary, as he stated. Through a chronological approach, examples of his paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and his designs for decor and costumes for the Ballets Russes will be discussed.