The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Spring Into Knowledge 2019 LifeLong Learning Institute program, “Paul Gaugin, the French Artis,” presented in partnership with Harper College starting on Tuesday, May 7 from 10:30 p.m. to noon. This is one of many enriching and entertaining educational opportunities available to Addolorata Villa residents and all local adults ages 55 and older.
Born in Peru, French artist Paul Gaugin was a man who defied definition. He saw himself as an artist-artisan, one who championed experimentation with unconventional media and techniques ranging from novel approaches to painting, ceramics, wood sculptures, and innovative printmaking. He is known for his extended voyages to the exotic islands of Tahiti and the Marquesas, and was described by those who knew him as a querulous, hard drinking individual. Unable to find the paradise he dimly remembered from early childhood, he created his own version in art, which led to his self-destruction.
With no required educational background, homework, or grades, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides great discussions, new friendships, and the joy of learning among peers. To secure your spot in this free program, RSVP with Liz Starman at (847) 808-4421. Seating is limited.