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Early Bird Wisdom Series


with 2024 Wisdom Wednesday All speakers

Calendar Jan 17, 2024 at 1 pm

Series discount ends January 10- All  2024 five speakers included

Roy Lichtenstein:His Art, His Life


with Carol Salus

Calendar Jan 17, 2024 at 1 pm


I knew Roy and he painted my portrait as a child. I think it is the only portrait he ever painted. We will see early works of his that I inherited which are not known to the general public.   Further, we will look at some of his key Pop works from the early 1960s and his works inspired by the large brushstrokes of the Abstract Expressionists as well as his canvases appropriated from Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse.  Some biographical insights will also be provided.  

Carol Salus, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Kent State University. She has taught at The Ohio State University (as professor of Art History and where she earned her degree); and at Kent State University, John Carroll University and the University of Cincinnati. She has written several books: Picasso’s Vision of Celestina; and Behind the Celestial Enchantment: the Private Self and Early Movie Star Portraits of Andy Warhol; the latter a chapter in a larger work. Dr. Salus is not only an experienced lecturer and engaging conference speaker, she will also share insights from her personal experience with the artist.


Heard Any Good Marches Lately?


with Paul Droste

Calendar Feb 21, 2024 at 1 pm

You may think that all marches are old fashioned, and that if you’ve heard one march, you’ve heard them all.  And if you thought that only bands could play marches, think again!  Many of the marches that we will hear today originally came from opera, church, keyboard, folk, popular, classical music sources and, of course, schools and the military.


 Paul Droste is a native of Fairview Park, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.  His undergraduate degree is from Ohio State, where he was a 4-year member of the OSU Marching Band.  He holds a Master’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Doctorate from The University of Arizona.  He taught in the public schools of Pickerington and Lakewood for 6 years, then for 25 years at OSU.  Dr. Droste directed the OSU Marching Band from 1970 through 1983, and was the first former member to be selected as its director. He has had an active career as a brass clinician, euphonium soloist, and guest conductor.  He has written and presented several programs on “Ragtime Music,” “Humor in Music,” and “Marches.” 

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