FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 27 , 2014)
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point presents The Grandeur of British Painting on Tuesdays, July 14, 21, and 28 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.
Dorothy “Dottie” Magen, M.Ed. will present a three-part art history series that begins with portraiture by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and Thomas Gainsborough. Session Two continues with a study of 18th and 19th century landscapes and portraits. Session Three will bring the series to a close with a focus on Constable, Turner, and other painters.
Tickets for each session are $10. Seating is limited, and reservations are required by calling (239) 489-8472.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with a newly-renovated 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.