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Friday courses

Summer 2019 Semester

Potpourri of the Arts [4 SESSIONS]

9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Moss A
Fridays: June 7, 14, 21, 28

Each semester, Osher invites the movers and shakers of mid- Missouri’s arts scene to discuss, display, perform and showcase their work. Join us for this grab bag of arts topics. 

Coordinator: Carolyn Dye 

June 7: The Ashby Hodge Gallery of American Art – The Gem of Howard County 

Gallery Curator Denise Haskamp and Registrar Joe Geist will give an overview of the past 25 years of the Ashby Hodge Gallery, located in Fayette, Mo., at Central Methodist University. They will focus on the creation and development of the gallery, including a presentation about the collection, the artists, scheduling of exhibits, the role of the gallery within the CMU community and a slide show featuring specific pieces in the permanent collection. 

Instructors: Denise Haskamp began as curator of the Ashby Hodge Gallery at Central Methodist University in 2013; she also teaches history and sociology courses in the College of Graduate and Extended Studies. As curator, she is responsible for the daily operation of the gallery, care of the paintings, planning exhibits and working with docents and students. 

Joseph E. Geist was a major player in the creation of the Ashby Hodge Gallery and was professor of English at Central Methodist University from 1972 to 1998, where he served as chair of the English department for 15 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 1997 Governor’s Award for Excellence in teaching. 

June 14: Journeys in Photography 

Photographer Anastasia Pottinger will share about her recent experiences in taking a photo project from an idea all the way to getting it published. She also will discuss a recent project she is working on using her iPhone, and how you might start a similar project of your own. 

Instructor: Anastasia Pottinger is a professional portrait photographer and founder of Rogue Studios. Pottinger burst on the national and international scene when her black and white portrait series of people a hundred years old and up ‘went viral’ and was featured on thousands of websites and in publications around the globe, including CNN and Bored Panda. Later, the series grew and became 100: What Time Creates, published by Marcinson Press. 

June 21: Nineteenth Century French Art Before Impressionism 

The art movement known as Impressionism blossomed in France in the last third of the nineteenth century, and that art remains popular today. Prior to the advent of Impressionism, French artists such as Courbet, Delacroix, Gericault, Ingres, David and others produced superb paintings in the styles of either Realism, Romanticism or Neo-classicism. This presentation will highlight these artists and their work. 

Instructor: Robert (Robin) Blake is a retired physician who in recent years has developed an avid interest in the history of western art. He has taken numerous art history courses at the University of Missouri and visited many art museums. He serves as a docent at the MU Museum of Art and Archeology. Previously, he gave presentations at Osher on Representations of Medicine in the History of Art and Caravaggio: Bad Boy Genius of Baroque Art

June 28: The Fascinating World of Tambourines 

There are not many instruments that are played in every culture around the world, but the tambourine, or a version thereof, is one of them. Beginning in biblical times with sistrums and ending with the rock ’n’ roll rhythm shaker, the tambourine has roots everywhere. Come to this class to learn a little ethnic culture, hear a few unusual rhythms, and see several examples of tambourines from around the world. 

Instructor: Julia Gaines is Director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri. She received her DMA from the University of Oklahoma, her masters and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and her bachelors from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. Her first solo CD, Tiger Dance, was released by Centaur Records in April 2017. Her first pedagogical book, Sequential Studies for Four- Mallet Marimba – Level 1 is the only beginning four-mallet marimba book of its kind.