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Paul Manship: Art Deco Sculptor

If you have ever seen the Prometheus sculpture at Rockefeller Center in New York City, you are already aware of the work of American sculptor, Paul Manship. In this program, we will learn about Manship’s early training, his wide-ranging interests in art history and how he synthesized these elements into a unique style that led to his becoming one of the earliest Art Deco artists in America.

Instructor is Ann Shifflet of the Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Live at the Library: Miller Kelton

Miller Kelton’s original music ranges from a gritty, local blend of Americana country rock to a more upbeat guitar pop. With two albums and an EP under their belt, Miller Kelton has received critical acclaim and has garnered both national and international airplay.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Live at the Library: Grassahol

Grassahol is a five-piece, acoustic band from Central Ohio. Their songs reflect the many musical influences of the band members – bluegrass, Americana, folk, blues, jazz and even rock. Grassahol’s music mixes the old with the new and adds in a full measure of original material. With their high-energy sounds and their tight vocal harmonies, Grassahol is fun to listen to.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Magic of "And"

This discussion will explore the premise that too often when having to make a decision we settle for one option or the other, when instead we could creatively blend the best that each has to offer. Several examples will be provided of thinking more “and”, less “or”. Phil Binkley, author of “The Magic of And” is a retired educator and administrator in central Ohio.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Sunday Film Club -- Movies of the Coen Brothers

Steve Hunt returns to discuss O Brother where art thou? In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. This modern satire is loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, and it is one of the Coen Brothers most popular films.

PG-13 106 min. 2000

Related: Big Lebowski

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Explore: Myanmar

After nearly half a century of economic stagnation and heavy-handed rule by a military government, change is underway in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Myanmar is finally opening up to tourists and Gene Gilliom was fortunate to lead two groups to Myanmar last year.

Gene Gilliom shares his stories and stunning photos of those two unique travel experiences. Highlights include the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, hundreds of ancient pagodas and temples in Bagan, village life experienced during a several day cruise on the fabled Irrawaddy River, and the unforgettable beauty of Inle Lake.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Live at the Library: The Ramshacklers

The Ramshacklers features members of both The Spikedrivers and the Hoo Doo Soul Band. Their music draws from R&B, soul and American rock that has made these bands staples of the Columbus music scene. If you love the blues and soul music of the 60’s and 70’s, you will find your self tapping a toe along to the Ramshacklers.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Sunday Film Club -- Movies by the Coen Brothers

Come to view and discuss Barton Fink, another great movie by Ethan & Joel Coen. Steve Hunt will present the 1991 American period film written, directed and produced, by the brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a New York playwright who is enticed to go to Hollywood to write for the movies and in the process discovers the harsh truth of the tinsel town.
1991 116 min. R
Miller’s Crossing

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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