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  "Amedeo Modigliani: The Tragic Life of a Portrait Artist"  02/18/2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Alta & John Franks Community Centre
401 Rose Garden Circle
Shreveport, LA 71115
47 
COST: FREE

Guest Speaker:

Megan Davis Taylor, of Megan Davis Taylor Art

An Italian Jew who moved to France to pursue a life in art, Amadeo Modigliani became the definition of a tragic artist. Childhood illnesses weakened his lungs and he eventually succumbed to Tuberculosis, but his passion for portraiture in various forms flourished. Local artist, Megan Davis Taylor brings the story of Modigliani to The Oaks and shares the forces that influenced his unique style along with the history of some of his work.
  "Educated: A Memoir"  02/26/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Chapel at The Oaks
201 Rose Garden Circle
Shreveport, LA 71115
44 
COST: FREE

Guest Speaker:

Jacqueline Gore

Jacqueline Gore returns to The Oaks of Louisiana to review one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2018. Tara Westover's book recounts the tale of her journey through higher education. As a daughter of complex and controlling Mormon father, she faces interesting and unique struggles in reaching hear goals to achieve life goals and escape the controls of her father.
  "What Do I Do with All My Stuff?"  03/13/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tower at The Oaks - Ballroom
200 Majestic Oaks Drive
Shreveport, LA 71115
49 
COST: FREE

Guest Speaker:

Denee Locke, closet curator

Famed comedian George Carlin made a living talking about people and their "stuff". Have you ever opened the door to a closet and immediately closed it, afraid of that "stuff"? Have you dared enter that closet and found "stuff" you'd forgotten you even had? Avoid these chronic pitfalls and stay organized in small spaces as Closet Curator Denee Locke comes to The Oaks of Louisiana Tower Ballroom. Locke will share ways to get your "stuff" together, manage your personal belongings. and get your "stuff" in order making it easier to have your home ready to for company, for a move or just to make sure you know where your "stuff" is. Stop being afraid to open your closets!
  "Building a Passion: The Making of Bach's St. Matthew Passion"  04/11/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Tower at The Oaks - Ballroom
200 Majestic Oaks Drive
Shreveport, LA 71115
50 
COST: $10

Guest Speaker:

Michael Butterman, music director of the Shreveport Symphony

St. Matthew's Passion is a complex and intricate piece of secular classical music relating the Gospel according to St. Matthew both lyrically through the written Gospel as well as musically through an emotionally charged masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach. This nearly 300-year-old work presents a myriad of challenges to interpret into a respectful and appropriate performance. Join Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Michael Butterman as he discusses the challenges and thrills he has encountered in "Building a Passion". Butterman will discuss how the Symphony's temporary home became the perfect venue for this piece that he regards as the highlight of the season. Enjoy hearing previews of the performance from current Symphony musicians.