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June 11, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Livingston Public Library
10 Robert Harp Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-992-4600 ext. 237
Renoir painting
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Renoir: Painting the Joys of Life (Talk by Janet Mandel)

Monday, June 11, 2018

This talk by instructor Janet Mandel will examine Renoir’s life and art. It complements the Renoir exhibit currently on at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.

?Pierre-Auguste Renoir, along with several other painters who saw the world in a radical way, turned the Parisian art world of the 19th century on its head. These artists rejected the conventions of academic art and wanted instead to capture the immediacy and vitality of modern life.
Renoir's joie de vivre made him one of the most beloved of these Impressionist painters.

The presenter is Janet Mandel, now retired after teaching for 32 years in NJ’s public schools, the last 18 of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures.
In October of 2003, she was named runner-up for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Teacher of the Year award and was formally recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Codey for this achievement. In May of 2004 she was the recipient of the “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH).
Janet lives in West Orange with her husband Ken and has been presenting illustrated lectures on a variety of art history topics at museums, adult schools, libraries, senior centers, and similar venues.

The program is free and open to all.  No registration is needed.