Jul 28, 2014

Meet Chef Michael Maddox at The Garlands of Barrington

Summer programs for those 55 and older.

Meet Chef Michael Maddox at The Garlands of Barrington Meet Chef Michael Maddox at The Garlands of Barrington
Adult learners age 55 and older can join the following lifelong learning lectures at The Garlands of Barrington, hosted by the Barrington Area Library.

To register for any of the following classes co-sponsored by The Garlands, Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute and BACOA, please call 847-304-1996.

Henry Ford

Wednesday, June 12, 1-2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
Fee:  $10 per person 
There was more to Mr. Ford than the automobile industry. Ford hoped to be as big a success in politics as he was at running the Ford Motor Company. Hear how his uncompromising opinions worked for the auto industry but did not make him a man of the people.  

Summer French Desserts with Chef Maddox
Thursday, June 13, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
Fee:  $10 per person (space is limited)
Chef Michael Maddox’ accolades seem endless and include Chicago Magazine’s Top 50 Chefs and Zagat’s Top Celebrity Chefs. His fabled restaurant, Le Titi de Paris, was inducted into the National Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Now you can meet him in person as he demonstrates one of his specialties, French desserts. Chef Michael promises a delightful afternoon of learning and tasting. He will prepare Summer Fruit Normandy Tart, Milk Chocolate and Door County Cherry Pot Au Creme and Bittersweet Chocolate Gateau with Pineapple and Coconut Bavarian Mousse. Participants get to taste all of the desserts and take home the recipes.

The Art of Norman Rockwell
Wednesday, June 19, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Burnham Room
Fee: $10 per person
Regarded as the most popular painter in America during his lifetime, Norman Rockwell has endured in the memories of people who enjoyed the covers he painted for The Saturday Evening Post for nearly 60 years. Art professor and historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the development of Rockwell from his earliest days at The Post to his popular illustrations for Look and Life magazines. His appeal in the present day is based almost entirely on commercially produced reproductions of his work on everything from posters to coffee mugs. Mishur believes that it is for this very reason that we should take a closer look at the achievements of Norman Rockwell to reach a better understanding of his importance in American history.

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