Artists on Film: "Artemisia"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss films in this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," continuing through Nov. 11.
"Artemisia" is a 1997 film, directed by Agnes Merlet. Valentina Cervi plays Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentlileschi (1593-1653), one of the first well-known women painters. 97 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Free Folk Music Concert: Matt Watroba

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Matt Watroba is first and foremost a community singer. He has the knack for picking the perfect songs and stories for the audience in front of him. In concert, at a festival, in a library, in a school, or in the park, you can count on a performance that will get you singing, make you laugh, and leave you feeling a little bit better about the world we live in.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Folk Music Concert: Jamie O'Reilly

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

As one of Chicago’s premiere song stylists, Jamie O'Reilly is known for the lilting cry in her voice and powerful interpretations of ballads and songs for the stage. A rich, aural tradition of singing that Jamie learned from her Aunt Dorothy and her mother contributes to her signature vocal style. Jamie's musical tastes and material range from period songs – grand waltzes and parlor songs of the 1890s – to chamber music – to Irish ballads and Andalusian folksongs.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "The Agony and the Ecstasy"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," which concludes today. The Agony and the Ecstasy" if a 1965 film directed by Sir Carol Reed. Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) clash over the painting of the murals for the Sistine Chapel in the early 16th Century. 138 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Lust for Life"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film." "Lust for Life" is a 1956 film directed by Vincente Minnelli. Kirk Douglas gives an outstanding performance as intense, imaginative Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, plagued by mental problems and lack of acceptance. 122 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Frida"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," which continues through Nov. 11. "Frida" is a 2002 film directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina portray larger-than-life Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. 123 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: Girl with the Pearl Earring"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," which continues through Nov. 11.
"The Girl with the Pearl Earring" is a 2004 film directed by Peter Webber. Scarlett Johansson plays an impoverished young woman who goes to work for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth. 95 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Moulin Rouge"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six biographical feature films in this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," beginning Oct. 7 and continuing through Nov. 11.

See "Moulin Rouge," a 1952 film, directed by John Huston. Jose Ferrer portrays French Impressionist painter Toulouse-Lautrec, an embittered, crippled loner in 1890s Paris. 119 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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