Friends Theater

The Art of Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell is one of America’s most well-known and beloved artists. In this program, we will explore Rockwell’s depictions of American life in his Saturday Evening Post covers and work for the Boy Scouts of America. Rockwell was incredibly prolific in his long life but often dismissed by critics, so we will discuss how Rockwell portrayed not only idealized scenes of America, but also the topical, and sometimes controversial, issues from his lifetime.

Presented by Ann Shifflet, Art History instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Special Time Family Movie & Popcorn

Join us at 3pm for The Secret Life of Pets. We’ll provide the popcorn & candy, and you may bring your own drink with a lid. Children ages 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free tickets will be available 20 min. before the movie starts while supplies last.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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Masters of Suspense: Hitchcock and Du Maurier

Our Winter film series this year is dedicated to exploring the work of motion pictures great master of suspense – Alfred Hitchcock. You are invited to watch three of Hitchcock’s films that are adaptations of Daphne Du Maurier’s gothic stories. In addition we will screen “Hitchcock”, a 2012 theatrical release that deals with Hitchcock’s life behind the camera. You are invited to Watch the movies on the big screen and later discuss the work in a lively post-show discussion led by film scholar Steven Hunt. We start the series with Jamaica Inn, the last movie he made in England before moving to the United States. In Cornwall in 1819 a young woman discovers that she’s living near a gang of criminals who are responsible for a series of engineered shipwrecks for profit. The Film stars Maureen O’Hara and Charles Laughton. 1939 1h 38min NR

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Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Seniors Ask the Expert: The Personal Trainer

Mindy Gabriel, personal trainer and Upper Arlington firefighter will be available to answer your questions related to exercise and fitness. Whether you’re interested in starting to exercise or have been doing regular workouts for a long time, Mindy can help you will your questions.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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The Art of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein helped pioneer the Pop Art movement in America. His paintings, inspired by comic strips, are considered to be some of the best examples of Pop Art of the 1960’s. In this session, we will explore Lichtenstein’s comic strip works, but also his years studying and teaching at the Ohio State University, the uneasy relationship he had with critics, and his later works including the Brushstrokes series and his work that was inspired by masterpieces painted by by Van Gogh, Cezanne and others.

Presented by Ann Shifflet, Art History instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Practical Parenting: Fostering Resilience to Last a Lifetime

Children are like sponges. Why not take advantage of their curiosity and begin developing skills which will launch them successfully toward their dreams and beyond? Join us for a discussion surrounding how to develop and maintain a firm foundation from which children can build skills to successfully navigate academics, relationships, and whatever life brings their way.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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