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Roger Medearis: His Regionalism
June 16–Sept. 17, 2012
American painter Roger Medearis is the focus of this exhibition including more than 30 paintings, prints, drawings, letters and photographs, tracing the artist’s career from his beginnings as a student of Thomas Hart Benton through the development of his own distinctive style.
Music in the Garden
Wed., 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Chinese Garden. A different solo musician will perform each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.
Sept. 12 (Wednesday)
7:30 p.m. Free
Witch-hunting in 17th-century New England was often characterized as a titanic struggle between the forces of good and evil. But could those accused of “diabolical possession” actually have been bedeviled by everyday problems such as unmet religious and social needs or family tensions? David D. Hall, professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School, will discuss this alternative perspective. Free. No reservations required. Friends’ Hall.
Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Jan. 16
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Take part in a lively four-session discussion of books with Civil War themes, including both fiction and non-fiction works by contemporary authors. Judith Palarz is the facilitator. Choose either Series I or II; Series II begins Sept. 19. (The same books will be featured in each series.) Sept.: March by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin); Oct.: Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz (paperback release August); Nov.: 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart (Vintage); Jan.: The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara (Modern Library hardcover or paperback - not mass market) Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Sept. 5, 12 & 19
(Wednesdays) 2–4 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Al Martinez will lead this three-part writing workshop for writers of all levels and interests. Upon registration, participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample. Members: $150. Non-Members: $165. Registration: 626-405-2128.