Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
 Boynton Beach
 Palm Beach Gardens



Academy of
Continuing Education

Winter 2016

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Arts, Music & Entertainment
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

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Personal Growth & Financial

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Arts, Music, and Entertainment at the JCC 

Louis Armstrong                                                  

The life and times of one of our most cherished performers, Louie Armstrong, will be highlighted. Class will include musical selections by Armstrong from throughout his career.

Instructor: Wally Reed

>Tuesday, May 17
  Free/ACE Member; $15/Guest

The 1960’s: Life a Half Century Ago

The 60s are approaching a half century away, but the effects are still being felt. This two- session course will concentrate on the legacy of the 60s, concentrating on major events, social changes and cultural changes. A critical year, 1968 (assassinations, revolutions and outer space firsts) will be examined.

Instructor: Paul Tress

>Thursday, May 26 & June 2
  Free/ACE Member; $15/Guest

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The Story of Chihuly Glass                                 

Dale Chiluy is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass. The difficulties of working with glass forms are considerable, yet he uses it as the primary medium for installations and environmental artwork.

Instructor: Irene Cohen

>Tuesday, June 14; 
  Free/ACE Member; $15/Guest

Lady in Gold

The events surrounding art stolen during WWII continues to invade today’s news and movies. The historical setting is enormously fascinating. Sculptured from narrative wonders of old Vienna, we see how culture, hypocrisy and lust collided to make a sumptuous decadent offering for many. Individuals like Adele loch-Bauer were rich, privileged and often perverse. The art salons of the period were dominated by these rare individuals such as the lustful Gustav Klimt, skilled in painting and the art of seduction. Adele’s portrait is emblematic of this era & current restitution efforts, often clouded by secrecy, money & power.

Instructor: Ken Green

>Tuesday, July 5
  Free/Member; $15/Guest

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. His creative period spanned more than 70 years.

Instructor: Irene Cohen

>Thursday, July 14; 1:30pm  

  Free/ACE Member; $15/Guest

Frank Sinatra

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on Dec. 12, 1915, Sinatra had a dazzling array of hit songs and albums. He left behind a massive catalog of work including "Strangers in the Night," "My Way," and "New York, New York." He went on to appear in dozens of films, winning a supporting actor Oscar for From Here to Eternity. He died on May 14, 1998 in Los Angeles, California.      

Instructor: Wally Reed

>Tuesday, July 19 
  Free/ACE Member; $15/Guest

Alaska: the Last Frontier

Tour the last frontier! View the Majestic Mt. McKinley including the splendor of peak fall colors, and the animal inhabitants of the Denali tundra. Cruise the Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay viewing the colors and ice capped mountains. In Skagway, visit Steve Kroschel’s Wildlife Park which offers a chance to see animals like Wolverine, Mink, Cross Fox, and others. Juneau provides a tour of the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier and an exciting boat trip viewing orcas and humpback whales and more! Ketchikan is the location of an Alaskan Rain Forest sanctuary where we observe Black Bears feasting on the Salmon run.  

Instructor: Arny Landy

>Thursday, July 26
  Free/Member; $15/Guest

Ralph Kramden vs Archie Bunker – Battle of the Heavyweights    

Televisions big, heavyweight, opinionated, big-mouthed men are highlighted for their brash styles and manner of expressions. Jackie Gleason and Carroll O’Connor are memorable actors in these roles. Come share a few laughs as we discover the fun times we had back in the 50’s & 60’s of television history.

Instructor: Bruce Kalner

>Thursday, July 28
   Free/Member; $15/Guest








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