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Art Opening and Exhibit
“My Favorite Things”
OLLI at UVM presents the works of artist Lynn Tarbutton Cummings
Friday, November 8, 5:00-6:30pm
Department of Continuing Education
322 South Prospect Street, Burlington
Please join us for an exhibition, presentation, and reception with artist Lynn Cummings. In the words of the artist:
The paintings I have chosen to exhibit in this show represent some of my most favorite things in life – flowers, autumn in Vermont, old barns in scenic landscapes and my newest endeavor, abstract watercolor/mixed media collage.
I grew up in a family of gardeners, so I have always had a passion for flowers and all things botanical. Who doesn’t appreciate autumn in Vermont? As an artist it is a joy to paint close-ups of leaves, distant vibrant mountains, and rustic barns surrounded by brilliant fall color. Artists grow and change, and after recently being introduced to creating abstract collage, that has become another passion. This is my first series, and represents some of my most recent travels in Colombia, Mexico and the Western US.
Facilitated by Helen Head, VT State Representative
Saturdays, October 5, October 19, & November 16, 10am-12noon
322 South Prospect Street, Burlington
Members and Non-members: $15
Join us for insightful, thought-provoking discussions about some of the most pressing foreign policy challenges that our country faces today. Great Decisions is a nation-wide civic education program supported by the Foreign Policy Association. Join us for insightful, thought-provoking discussions about some of the most pressing foreign policy challenges that our country faces today. Great Decisions is a nation-wide civic education program supported by the Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org).
Future of the Euro: “An Imperfect Union”
Saturday, October 5
How did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis? The health of the euro effects and is effected by the state of the global economy. How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency?
Myanmar: “The Generals and the Democrat: Burma in Transition”
Saturday, October 19
The West has welcomed unprecedented democratic reforms made by Myanmar’s government. What challenges must Myanmar overcome before it can fully join the international community? What role can it play in Southeast Asia?
China in Africa: “Feeding the Dragon”
Saturday, November 16
What interests govern China’s engagement in Africa? Should China’s growing emphasis on political ties and natural resource extraction inform U.S. relations with African nations?
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and is a partnership between OLLI at UVM, Vermont Public Television, and the Fletcher Free Library. All films are screened at the Fletcher Free Library at 6pm and are followed by a lively panel discussion.
THE STATE OF ARIZONA
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6pm, Fletcher Room
The divisive battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this tense documentary that tracks multiple perspectives - activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others - as America eyes the results.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6pm, Fletcher Room
Dating from the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their young shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration.
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6pm, Fletcher Room
The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the famed boxer’s toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali’s exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the cross-hairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6pm, Fletcher Room
Medora, Indiana is a once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population. This documentary follows the town’s down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season, capturing the players’ stories on and off the court - as the team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s fight for survival.
THE NEW BLACK
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6pm, Fletcher Room
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, the streets, and kitchen tables as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue. Part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign.