6/24/2013 3:30:00 PM Osher Institute begins 'Inside Creativity' summer series
July 22 – Terrie Frankel – Producer, screenwriter, composer, and author. One of the Doublemint Twins. New York Time Bestselling author and formerly on the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America.
Inside Creativity, a six-week learning group through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Yavapai College, is being offered on Mondays from 2:30-4 p.m. from July 8 through Aug. 12 at the Clarkdale Campus.
Facilitators Ann Metlay and Sy Brandon have invited six local guests with international reputations in the arts to share their insights regarding the creative process:
July 8 - Susan Zalkind - Award-winning alabaster artist
July 15 - Vyktoria Pratt Keating - Local singer/songwriter who opened a 42 show, 5 month tour for rock legend Jethro Tull. She has performed at such prestigious venues as England's Apollo Theater, The Greek Theater in LA, Magness Arena, House of Blues in LA, Mountain Stage and The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow Scotland. She has released 8 CDs and has performed over 3,500 shows.
July 22 - Terrie Frankel - Producer, screenwriter, composer, and author. One of the Doublemint Twins. New York Time Bestselling author and formerly on the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America.
July 29 - Stephanie Peters - Mixed Media artist and executive director of the White Hills Gallery in Camp Verde. She has previously exhibited in galleries in Arizona, New York and the Washington D.C area.
Aug. 5 - Geraldine Birch - Awarding-winning reporter and author of two historical fiction novels. Head of the Arts and Culture Department for the City of Sedona for three years.
Aug. 12 - Carla Renard - Choreographer and ballet instructor at the Cottonwood Recreation Center. Studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in South Africa.
Modeled after James Lipton's "Inside the Actor's Studio", each event will feature a different creative artist every week, highlighting their training, influences, inspiration, and processes using examples of their own work.
The class explores the creative process through the first-hand experience of poets, writers, visual artists, musicians, craft people, theatrical artists, and dancers.
The class facilitators are accomplished artists in their own right. Ann Metlay is a poet, author, and visual artist. Sy Brandon is a composer, author and poet.
This learning group is one of fifty offerings during the summer OLLI program, which began June 17 and runs through Aug. 15.
Learning groups and workshops begin at various times throughout this period to accommodate people's vacation schedules.
For more information about OLLI or to register, contact the OLLI offices at 649-4275 and 649-5550.