FORT MYERS, Fla. ( September 11 , 2013)
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its Fall Academy Instructor Dorothy Magen, M.Ed., presenting two art classes.
Magen will present “Matisse and Picasso” – two great twentieth century giants who were both rivals and friends. Learn about their influence on the world of art that continues today in two sessions on Thursdays October 3 and 10 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the Social Center on the Island at Shell Point.
Magen will also present “Caravaggio: The Man, The Art, The Mind,” which focuses on one of the most important artists in 17th century Italy. Who was this man – a dear friend of the Cardinals of the Church, much in demand for his religious paintings, or a dangerous criminal, street fighter, and murderer? Examine the work and mysterious behavior of this famous painter on Thursday, October 17 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the Social Center on the Island at Shell Point.
Tickets for each session are $10, and seating is limited. To reserve your space and purchase a ticket, please call (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, 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. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 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 Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.