Arts Advocates Monthly Program
January 16, 2020 : 10:30 am - 11:30 am
An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until April 16, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – Street Fairs of Paris and Their Carnival Folk in Stories and Photographs, 1900s
Writer, educator, and arts patron Charlotte Perret shares the fascinating stories behind the creation of her book, At Their Doorstep – an historic and pictorial account of the itinerant street fairs that brought mass entertainment to the neighborhoods of early 20th-century Paris. While residing in Paris in the early 1980s, Ms. Perret went directly to the few surviving carnival folk who owned and operated these great game stands, carousels, and performance venues. It is from these first-hand interviews and hundreds of never-before-published photographs that she tells the story of this now vanished culture. $25/person for the program; add $29 and stay for lunch. Register here.
Other Spring 2020 Programs (register here)
Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – Songs of Love
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – Deep in the Art of Texas: Dominique and John de Menil
Kevin Costello, arts historian and correspondent for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, will share the story of Dominique and John de Menil. Believing in the spiritual power of art, the Menils built what has been called one of the finest personal collections of the modern era. Still growing and housed in a landmark of modern architecture in Houston, the Menil Collection is a global destination. $25/person for the program; add $29 and stay for lunch.
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – West Coast Black Theatre Troupe
Nate Jacobs, founder of the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, will give a brief history of the organization and members of the troupe will perform. $25/person for the program; add $29 and stay for lunch.