From the moment Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay opened its doors, our residents have made it clear that life-long education and enrichment is a high priority.  With input from an ad hoc committee , residents continue to identify and schedule mini-courses of interest to their neighbors.  The second of two courses identified this year, The Epic of Medicine, continues through the end of April.

Next up, beginning in June, will be Paris: The Luminous Years: 1870 to 1914, presented by Baila Miller of Miller Fine Arts, Monday afternoons at 4:00 pm.

Paris: The Luminous Years: 1870 to 1914

parisWho would have dreamed that the once traditional, conservative city of Paris would become the center of freedom in Europe?  This course examines the exhilarating, scandalous, and intimate relationships of young artists and authors who shaped this magical era that came to be known as La Belle Epoque.  Artists such as the French impressionists, Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, writers such as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, booksellers Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier and many others made up this legendary milieu.

June 8:          The French Impressionists: A Vision to the Future

June 15:         Art Nouveau and the Post Impressionists

June 22:        The American Personality and Modernism: Picasso, Stein, and Stieglitz

June 29:        The Lost Generation: Art, Literature, and Music

Instructor: Baila Miller has completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.  For over a decade she has continued her independent study of World History and the Arts.  Currently, she teaches at the Art Center, Sarasota; the Brandeis National Committee; Sarasota Library Systems; Pierian Spring Academy; Longboat Education Center; Sarasota Bay Club; Road Scholar; The Ringling Library; and FSU.

Cost: $20 for the series of four classes. Space is limited to 40; please get your reservation in early.  These educational offerings are supported in part through gifts to the Plymouth Harbor Foundation.