Walter Keane became a worldwide celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply in hardware stores and gas stations across the country. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. Amy Adams and Christopher Waltz star. The film is rated PG13.
Join us for first in a 6-part series about gender, appearance, identity, traditional ideas of masculinity or femininity, reinvention, and personal journeys. First up is the Tender Bar by Pultizer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer. Marsha Bansavage, scholar from the Connecticut Humanities Council, leads the discussion. The series is funded by memorial donations made in the name of Suzanne Brady, devoted teacher and friend to literature.
(Postponed from March 20) Come join us for a five-week series of exciting programs based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)! In week four, we'll be looking at art. Explore your creative side with pastels, watercolors, and markers to create your own masterpiece! For 2nd and 3rd graders.
With our focus on healthy eating and exercise, we often wonder if we can have our cake (or to be more precise, our chocolate) and eat it, too? It just may be possible! Join Maria Brandriff for a talk focusing on dark chocolate and its newly discovered health benefits. Discover how dark chocolate can be used both in lighter, healthier desserts and in savory courses. There will be samples and recipes. Space is limited so registration is essential.
Join us for second in a 6-part series about gender, appearance, identity, traditional ideas of masculinity or femininity, reinvention, and personal journeys. Discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Marsha Bansavage, scholar from the Connecticut Humanities Council, leads the discussion. The series is funded by memorial donations made in the name of Suzanne Brady, devoted teacher and friend to literature.
Join us for an entertaining performance by professional-caliber singers from the Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Enjoy selections from the comic operettas of the British musical theater duo. Founded in 1980, the Society makes its home in Middletown, CT.
Anyone who remembers a family button box, buttons on a family member's uniform, or the days before zippers and velcro took over, this program is for you. Add in those who see buttons as art! All are welcomed to celebrate and enjoy the beauty and history of button collecting and manufacturing brought to you by the CT State Button Society, Hartford Area.