Paris, the luminous years

This film will be shown on Wednesday, April 25, in the Theatre between 2 & 4 PM.

This film tells the epic story of Paris 1905 to 1930 when it was the center for radical innovation. It spotlights key figures in the art world’s first avante-garde, including Chagall and Duchamp. Also contributing to this creative revolution were Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau and Aaron Copeland.

Art Studio Education Series showing in the Theatre

Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 PM
Art Studio Education Series showing in the Theater
Rothko’s Rooms

In the late 1940’s and ‘50’s, Mark Rothko was one of the leading American artists who created wall-scale abstract painting that filled the viewer’s field of vision and became a form of environment. Rothko spoke of wanting the spectator to feel inside the pictorial space, enveloped in his canvases’ luminous color. Together with painters such as Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still, he wanted to express a sense of the sublime, an idea associated with religious awe, vastness and natural magnificence. This documentary chronicling Rothko’s life and his work fills the screen with his softly defined, rectangular clouds of color stacked symmetrically on top of one another: a visual language conceived to evoke elemental emotions with maximum poignancy.

This one hour film is a great introduction to an American Artist you might not know well.

Upcoming presentation from the Art Studio

The next Art Studio meeting will take place on Thursday, June 22 @ 2 PM in the movie theatre.  A film “The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers” will be shown.

In the vicinity of New York’s Hudson Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a group of American Painters led by British born artist Thomas Cole forged and artistic vision of the American Wilderness.   This was the first American school of landscape painting that emerged between 1825 and 1880.

Men with the names of (Thomas) Cole, (Asher) Durand, (Jasper) Cropsey, (Albert( Bierstadt, and (Frederick) Church would impress the world with their creative brilliance and wondrous vision.

On canvas they would bring to life 19th century America through imagination, interpretation, color, and conviction, and they would craft an idealistic identifiable narrative of an ever changing nation.  This template would soon attract fervid followers and avid admirers.

The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers focuses on the story of these men and their message, its founder Thomas Cole, and other influential celebrants of this movement.   These artistic pioneers and like minded devotees came to be reverently known as The Hudson River School.

After the film we will have refreshments in the ballroom and will distribute a listing of regional art exhibitions and art focused day trips for your summer enjoyment.


Art Studio – Upcoming events

There will be having a special two day Art Studio on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24 in the All Purpose room.  The topics include revisiting former projects, a new still life, and a special project.  Note:   This is a change of date from the original announcement.

We’ll explore a new medium of art expression each day!  Activities will be staggered during the 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM time slots.    Attend one or both days – there will be something fun going on at all time!

If you have any questions please contact Marilou Brill @ 732-528-1583; or


Art Studio Events

There will be Adult Coloring Sessions on the following days.   The Adult Coloring is held in the Clubhouse ballroom:

April 23, 2017 2-4 PM

 April 26, 2017  2-4 PM.


Films & Discussions – In the Ballroom &/or Theatre

April 12, 2017 & May 17, 2017  These presentations will be from 1 – 3 PM


For additional information please contact Marilou Brill at 732-528-1583