Culture & The Arts

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NEW! Art of the Renaissance
Explore the period from the 14th to the 16th centuries across Europe as we discover the artistic trend away from the medieval and towards more realistic and secular depictions of the world. Artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Durer will be covered among many others. We’ll look into the underlying reasons for these changes in the political, religious, and social climates of the times through slide presentations, lecture, and discussion.
CE-CULTR 2034, 3 Wed., June 8-22, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $60. S Altman. #5748

NEW! American Pie
We’ll discuss the lyrics of Don McLean’s #1 hit song, American Pie. The lyrics of the song cover the musical changes in rock & roll from the 1950’s to 1970, as the American cultural landscape changed dramatically. From the optimism and conformity of the 1950’s to the cultural changes caused by the political and social changes of the 1960’s: Bye Bye Miss American Pie.
CE-MUSIC 2075, 2 Sat., June 4 & 11, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $65. D Fruci. #5707

NEW! Great Paintings of the 20th Century
This course will present some of the greatest art produced in the 20th century. Paintings will be shown, with insights given into styles, subject, aesthetics, and relevance to the time period.
CE-CULTR 2036VA, 6 M/W, June 6-22, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $120. J Coppola. #5746

NEW! Outstanding Movie Choreographers
Come discover the lives of Busby Berkeley, Bob Fosse, Jack Cole, Gower Champion, Roland Petit, and Gene Kelly, who were outstanding movie choreographers. Video selections will be shown.
CE-FILM 2033VA, 3 Wed., June 8-22, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4, $60. E Glass. #5699

NEW! Art History: Women in the Arts
Art captures the spirit of an age. Take a look at art work from gothic to the modern times and learn to analyze and interpret artwork. Includes an introduction to viewing and understanding paintings while focusing on particular periods or contexts, with a concentration on women in the arts.
CE-CULT 2035VA, 5 Sun., June 5-July 3, 3:00-6:00 pm, Room TBD, $150 (+ textbook, Women, Art and Society by Whitney Chadwick). K Gyokeny. #5747

NEW! An Opera Experience
Join us for a lively and informative presentation of opera this summer. We’ll explore the opera’s history, libretto, and aria highlights, as well as the cultural and social significance of this summer’s choice: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.
CE-MUSIC 2074VA, 2 Mon., June 6 & 13, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $40. J Mallory. #5708

NEW! Introduction to Catholic Theology
This will be the first in a series of courses on the primary topics of catholic theology as it developed over the past 2,000 years. This first class will present the primary beliefs as presented in Nicene Creed and the New Testament.
CE-PHIL 2026VA, 6 T/Th, July 5-21, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-219, $120. J Coppola. #5712

Mary Cassatt in France
Join us for a compelling presentation about Mary Cassatt’s journey to becoming a professional artist in France. Share her struggles to balance family obligations with career goals as well as your instructor’s own journey in researching Cassatt’s life for her play, Girl in Blue Armchair. Includes images of Cassatt’s work and those of her contemporaries, as well as her residences in France and the present-day Cassatt family in Maine.
CE-ART 2187VA, 1 Fri., July 15, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. S Courtney. #5420

The Birth of the Beatles
Discover the individual lives of each of the Fab Four. Follow the Beatles’ rise to success while intertwining that success with the events of the 1960’s in an attempt to grasp their incredible significance on the cultural changes in the U.S. and around the world.
CE-MUSIC 2064, 2 Wed., June 8 & 15, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. D Fruci. #5464

The Music of Lennon and McCartney
Examine the genius of the songs written by the Beatles; follow the songs from their early years over time as their songs and music grew in complexity. Stories and quotes from the Beatles themselves about how or why each song was written will be a primary source of information.
CE-MUSIC 2063, 2 Thurs., June 9 & 16, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $60. D Fruci. #5463


Dance It Off with Belly Dance
Belly dancing workouts relax your mind and flatten your belly. Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a bottle of water, hip scarf, veil and if possible, a pair of cymbals. Acceptable foot attire includes socks or dance slippers. For all experience levels.
CE-DANCE 2002, 5 Sat., July 9-Aug. 6, 6:00-7:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Ramos. #5517

Latin Fusion
Spice up your Latin dance as we incorporate other dances such as hip hop, ballroom, modern dance, and much more! Add spice, flavor, and attitude and let loose as you get ready to put a twist on Latin dance like you never have before.
CE-DANCE 2040, 5 Sat., July 9-Aug. 6, 5:00-6:00 pm, AAB-218, $50. S Ramos. #5518

Ballet for Adults and Teens
Explore ballet’s foundations and learn the basics which, when combined, create “dance.” Class sessions will include barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, and petite and grande allegro. Emphasis is on correct body alignment and use of terminology; work on dance combinations to improve technical skill, memory and performance. Bring ballet slippers, tights & leotard or leggings. For beginners and intermediates.
CE-DANCE 2000, 10 Sun., June 5-Aug. 28 (skip 6/19, 7/17, & 8/14), 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #5587