Art Exhibit Features Celebrated Work of Artist and Garlands Member Nancy K. Wilson

The artwork of lifelong artist and Garlands member Nancy K. Wilson is on display in collections and homes throughout the United States and Asia, but her private pieces will be featured in an exhibit now through December 31, 2019 at The Gallery at The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington. The public is invited… Continue Reading Art Exhibit Features Celebrated Work of Artist and Garlands Member Nancy K. Wilson

Harper: Royal Weddings with Leslie Goddard

Few events thrill us like royal weddings — both as public ceremonies and as personal milestones. These occasions feel like living fairytales. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard explores the history of ten royal marriages, including those of Queen Vic-toria, Queen Elizabeth II, and Princes Charles, William, and Harry. You’ll get beyond their glamour to develop an understanding of how these occasions strengthen notions of national identity. You will also consider how royal couples negotiated the balance between a significant personal occasion and powerful national pressures from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Megan. Continue Reading Harper: Royal Weddings with Leslie Goddard

Harper College: Natural Disasters – How to Prepare for Them

Natural disasters are a 24/7, anywhere-everywhere, equal-opportunity event. We may not be home when one happens. What if we’re at the market, in our car, or out walking? It’s essential to recognize how even small events can become life-threatening within moments. Disasters can be overwhelming, so how can we prepare for them and their devastating effects? Come away with solid ideas you can implement if needed Continue Reading Harper College: Natural Disasters – How to Prepare for Them

Life on the Back Nine Art Reception

Barrington Cultural Arts Center (BCAC) and the Barrington Area Council On Aging (BACOA) celebrate Barrington area’s vibrant older adults. Recruited by these organizations, ten local seniors (one is Garlands member Marlene Peterson!) shared their life stories and posed for individual portraits created by BCAC artists. This exhibit has been a year in the making and features over 40 portraits by 18 local artists, with accompanying biographies for each senior Continue Reading Life on the Back Nine Art Reception