Afternoon Sessions (1 – 3 p.m.)
The Knowledge Exchange is on its summer break but invites you to join in on the fun when the fall session begins on September 16, 2016.
In the meantime, here's a peek at what we were up to in the spring!
Cinema Studies: Best American Films of the 1950’s
Class Leaders: Bill Byrnes and Suzanne Patterson
Great films challenge us to think more broadly, to think critically about the world around us and our preconceptions about it. This class will examine the decade of the 1950's through a selection of seven of the best American films made in that decade, exploring the historical and cinematic context of film-making during that time period. Among others, films screened will include Sunset Boulevard, Paths of Glory, Touch of Evil and Rebel Without a Cause.
Art Appreciation: Craft in America
Class Leader: Diane Du Bois
The tradition of making functional objects from local materials continues today with an emphasis on traditional skills applied to contemporary themes. The artists/craftsman presented in the PBS series Craft in America discuss why they make art and demonstrate the processes used to create their art. A field trip to the Charles Lotton Glass Studio in Crete will be scheduled for a date in May. Class members are encouraged to bring in craft items related to the videos.
U.S. History - The Civil War: 1863
Class Leaders: Bill Mitchell and Scott Dominiak
This class will examine critical points of 1863. Some of the topics will include the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga. Emancipation will be discussed as well as an examination of the Gettysburg address and how they effected the US Constitution. Other critical areas to be examined are the New York draft riots and Lincoln's role as the first "situation room" commander-in-chief of the army and navy. Also a look into Lincoln's relationship with the Jewish population through which some fundamental military changes were brought about.
For more information, please
contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or firstname.lastname@example.org