Langhorne Council for the Arts Summer Speakers Series for 2019
All presentations will be held at Historic Langhorne Association (Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum, located on the corner of West Maple and Hill Avenues in Langhorne Borough), beginning at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation at the door is requested to support the LCA Student Scholarship Fund. For more information, please call 215-752-0854.
June 18: The Big Picture: Mural Makers of Bucks County
Join David Leopold as he takes us on a journey around the region to see murals painted by Bucks County artists, including Daniel Garber, Charles Ward, Maxo Vanka, Lloyd Ney, Robert Beck, Charles Child, John Foster, Charles Hargens, Arthur Meltzer, and William A. Smith, Find out the small details about how these big pictures were created and what challenges they faced in putting them up.
July 2: "The Coolest Guy Movie Ever"
Joe Amodei will screen his documentary about the making of "The Great Escape" and discuss why this is still one of the most popular adventure films, over 50 years later. He will also discuss the actual POW escape on which the film is based and share artifacts he has collected about he heroic break out of Stalag Luft 3.
July 16: Exploring African Roots in Langhorne
Historian Jesse Crooks will debut his new presentation on the history of slaves and freed African-Americans who lived in and around Langhorne, including the areas known as Guinea (where slaves of Jeremiah Langhorne lived) and Washington Village, the involvement of local Quakers, and the establishment of the AME Church in the Borough.
July 30: Lifesounds: Confessions of a Columnist -- An Affectionate Look at Ordinary Life
If you've ever loved a child, said a tough goodbye, laughed until your sides hurt, cherished a friend, started a diet, flunked aerobics, shared a dream, worried about the mess the world is in...then Bucks County Courier Times Columnist Sally Friedman's " Lifesounds" program will echo with you. Audiences cheer for the mix of humor and honesty, and for the pleasure of recognizing themselves in Sally's world. Her work with the vast Spielberg program designed to collect testimonies from Holocaust Survivors will also be shared.
August 13: Worth a Thousand Words: The Delaware Canal in Pictures Old and New
Join Susan Taylor, Executive Director of the Friends of the Delaware Canal, to look at some great pictures of our beloved Delaware Canal. Postcards and photos of long ago reveal the Canal's rich history. Incredible photos of flora and fauna along and in the Canal today remind us of its value as a natural resource.
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August 27: Just for the Record
When you think of the Grammy Awards being presented to Beyonce or Bruno Mars, have you ever wondered about the little golden trophy they hold up so proudly? Join Christopher Andrew Maier in a multimedia show as he channels Eldridge Reeves Johnson, the poor machinist from Camden NJ who perfected recorded sound on the Gramophone. By naming his company VICTOR TALKING MACHINE, a brand new Twentieth Century concept was born: Home Entertainment. Johnson became one of America's wealthiest individuals in 1927 by selling his global enterprise to RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA, paving the way for RCA VICTOR, a world leader in recorded music.
PEACE of PAPER is a non-profit organization that provides materials for creative expression to children and adults in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in need of support in times of distress, including unstable housing situations, poverty, and/or following violence and trauma. Creative expression is a powerful tool for processing life and bringing light to the unspeakable. Art transforms. And you can help by donating new art supplies or making a financial contribution to this worthy cause. Collection sites in Langhorne include The Peace Center and all LCA-sponsored events.