Walking the High Line with SAS
Architect Brent Stringfellow returns to the Scarsdale Adult School for an introductory lecture about the relatively new urban park known as the High Line. This public park runs from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan, occupying an abandoned three-mile-long elevated rail structure. Phase I opened in 2009 and Phase II opened in 2011. Phase III, which includes the West Side Rail Yards, is still being designed. The High Line has sparked an architectural revival in the neighboring Meatpacking District and Chelsea, with work by some of today’s best-known architects, including Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Shigeru Ban.
The introductory lecture class meets on Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Scarsdale High School at a cost of $30. Stringfellow will also be leading walking tours of the High Line for which separate registration is required. He will guide registered students through Phase I on Friday, April 27, 2012, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and Phase II on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., at a cost of $25 per tour. Register for the lecture or either of the tours or for all three at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org.
SAS Observes National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month. In celebration, the Scarsdale Adult School is offering “Enjoying Poetry: Celebrating the Nation’s Poets,” a four-session class honoring the works of four U.S. Poet Laureates. One class each will be devoted to Philip Levine, W. S. Merwin, Kay Ryan, and Rita Dove. Instructor Ruth Handel will distribute a reading list of titles accessible through the Westchester Library System before the course begins. The series starts on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 and meets weekly from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Scarsdale Public Library through May 15, 2012. Register at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org.
Spanish and Mexican Art Appreciation at SAS
Join the Scarsdale Adult School for upcoming Spanish and Mexican art appreciation courses. “Spanish Artists Throughout History,” is a three-session class led by professor and artist Lynn Mayocole. The course examines the lives and works of several renowned Spanish painters, beginning with artists from Spain’s Golden Age, including Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Jusepe de Ribera, and Francisco de Zuburán. The next session explores artists from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries such as Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. The series concludes with Spanish modern artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. Tuition is $90 and the course meets on three consecutive Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wayside Cottage, beginning April 24, 2012.
For an evening of Mexican history and culture, register for “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: The Art of Revolution,” which also meets April 24, 2012. Rick Starr, faculty member at Rye Country Day School, will explore the imagery and style in Rivera’s murals as well as in the surrealist paintings of Kahlo, who was both Rivera’s wife and his artistic rival. The class will examine many of the works currently on display in the Rivera exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The one-session class costs $30 and meets from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at Scarsdale High School. Register for either or both courses at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org.