We are an open-learning community dedicated to aging well with consciousness, courage and contribution. Enjoy nonfiction and fiction books, films and other arts as catalysts for reflection and conversation. New members always welcome.
For older adults.
This meeting is currently held both in person at the North Bend Library as well as on Zoom. Please register by 12pm the day before the discussion. You will be sent information on the discussion topic as well as a Zoom link. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder.
September 17: ARTS FESTIVAL: Music on Aging Well. Participants will play a musical selection, instrumental or choral, of their choice that relates to aging well with consciousness, courage and contribution. They will share what this selection means personally to them.
October 15: ARTS FESTIVAL: Movie. Louisiana Public Broadcasting documentary Angela Gregory: A Legacy Chiseled in Stone (2022) .You can view the documentary at www.youtube.com/LPBTV. We will not be viewing it during the session. You can enjoy the discussion without having seen the film.
This film explores the life and work of a trailblazing artist who used her talent and tenacity to become “The Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture.” From the streets of turn-of-the-century New Orleans where she grew up to the Parisian studio where she honed her craft, Angela Gregory’s story is that of a woman before her time. Beginning with her interest in art at an early age, the film explores Gregory’s studies at Newcomb College in New Orleans and at the studio of Auguste Rodin’s chief sculptor, Antoine Bourdelle, in Paris. “At a time when women struggled to be taken seriously, Gregory married her mathematics skills with her love for art and architecture to create beauty in what she called ‘the ultimate lasting pieces of art,’ says the film’s producer and writer, Dorothy Kendrick.
Her great-niece Angela will facilitate the conversation.
November 19: TBD
December 17: TBD
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