Art Alliance Spring
April 15, April 29, & May 6
All lectures will be held at the
Riverside Art Museum
Social time at 6 p.m. - Lecture
at 6:30 p.m.
Artist: Cookie Smith
The “Look Who’s Talking” lecture series has begun!
Our Art Alliance Spring project -- “Look Who’s
Talking,” a lecture series/fundraiser has begun. Individual tickets
are still available ($30 each) for the following 3 amazing speakers.
find out about tickets please call (951) 684-4660
All lectures will be held at the
Riverside Art Museum, with a social time at 6 p.m., and the lecture
beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. Lectures will be followed by a short
question and answer session.
Monday, April 15 -- Karin Muller
Muller is a
author, filmmaker, photographer, and adventurer. Karin set out in the
1990s to travel
world's historic highways. She is an expert lecturer on Japan for the
National Geographic Society,
been featured on
National Public Radio
and her writing appears in
magazines. Among the many things she’s done is
walk the Inca Trail in Peru, filming as she went, and she spent months
with the Maasai in Kenya. Karin
has also founded an
organization named Take 2: The Student's Point of View whose
mission is to help students develop global citizenship and leadership
skills so that they can better understand the challenges faced by
people in conflict regions around the world. Karin spends two to three
months filming in various locales, then provides the raw footage to
free of charge. Students are encouraged to use the footage and
supporting documentation to create documentaries or short films
reflecting the issues that they learn about while going through the
footage. Approximately 40 schools (including RUSD) have joined
the project thus far.
April 29 -- Monica Holloway
"Strong in the Broken Places"
Monica Holloway is the critically acclaimed author of the memoir
"Driving With Dead People," described by
as "unforgettable," and the Washington Post deemed it "irresistible."
Her bestselling memoir "Cowboy & Wills" is the story of her lovable,
brilliant autistic son, Wills, and the remarkable dog that coaxes him
into the world. PEOPLE magazine commented: "Readers would do well to
listen to this sweet and heartbreaking tale of boy-dog love. There are
so many of us, with or without autism, who have our animals to thank
for helping us connect." "Cowboy & Wills" was the prestigious Mom's
Choice Awards® Gold Recipient for 2010. Monica is an official
spokesperson for the National Center for Family Literacy and Autism
Speaks, raising awareness and participation for two issues she cares
about deeply as a mother and author. She is the recipient of the 2011
Women of Distinction Award from the Special Needs Network for work in
the community. Monica is presently working on her third memoir, to be
published by Simon & Schuster in Spring 2013. www.monicaholloway.com
Monday, May 6 -- Monique Saigal
"Hidden Child and Clandestine Activities of French Women during WW
Emeritus of Romance Languages and Literature at Pomona College. She
has taught at Pomona
since 1965 and originally came to the college to
teach French and Spanish. She is primarily known for her research on
French heroines involved in the French resistance against Nazi
Occupation. She is the author of Héroïnes Françaises, 1940-1945:
Courage, Force et Ingéniosité, a collection of interviews with
18 women who served in the French Resistance. The stories of the
are tied to Dr. Saigal's own story as a Jewish child hidden with a
Catholic family during the Second World War. While Héroïnes
Françaises serves as a historical record, the book's deeper
purpose honors the courage of these women, the sacrifices of Dr.
Saigal's own family members who risked their lives in the Resistance,
and the memory of her grandmother who died at Auschwitz. Their stories
of courage and strength will serve to inspire. Monique has
taught at Pomona since 1965. She originally came to Pomona to teach
French and Spanish. She is primarily known for her research on French
heroines involved in the French resistance against Nazi occupation.
Tickets for the series of 4 lectures are
$100; tickets for individual lectures are $30. Ticket prices include
wine and appetizers.