Friday, July 20, 2012

Nat Geo week

National Geographic Magazine's executive editor for the environment, Dennis Dimick discussed issues of water and the environment with Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project. The two spoke on the importance of water including the uses, how it pollutes our environment, and how it is changing our planet.

Marine ecologist, Enric Sala explains the importance of mitigating human impact on the marine environment. Sala presented Chautauquans with a slideshow of the most remote and untouched areas of marine life.

Afternoon lecture: Matthew Anderson

Fletcher Lowe discusses a question with Matthew Anderson after Anderson's afternoon lecture in the Hall of Philosophy. Matthew Anderson spoke on the topic of water; what water we come from, our uses for water, as well as the life giving and life taking that water presents us with. Anderson believes that "water is mundane, it's earthly of our world, of our lives, and it is holy."

Blessing of the animals at Miller Park

Jared Jacobsen, organist and coordinator of worship and sacred music blesses Sophie Pender at Miller Park, Sunday afternoon, July 15, 2012.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Water Week

Children participate in a water melon race during Water Olympics at the Boys and Girls Club Wednesday afternoon, July 18, 2012. To celebrate Water Week at the Boys and Girls Club, children ages 7-15 participated in competitive games down by the lake for 'Water Olympics.'

Friday, July 13, 2012

water day

Portrait 7.11.12

Kat Keenan is a 13-year old actress in the new and upcoming CTC play, Everything is Ours.

North Carolina Dance Theatre 7.10.12

 Conductor, Grant Cooper, leads the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Dance Theatre at the Amphitheater, Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012. 

North Carolina Dance Theatre artists Sasha Janes and Rebecca Carmazzi receive a standing ovation as their 3-year old daughter, Jaidyn, surprised Carmazzi with flowers. Opera singer, Raquel Gonzalez accompanied the pair in "Lascia la Spina, Cogli la Rosa" at the performance Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012.

CSO & Schimpf

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The past few days...

 DuPhil listens to students play a piece and then goes through the piece with them, offering constructive criticism. Guest artist and pianist, Monique DuPhil teaches the master piano class on Monday, July 9, 2012.
 Sherra Babcock, director of education leads a porch discussion Thursday morning, July 5, 2012. Babcock spoke with Chautauquans about the importance of creating family memories.
 Young audience members cover their ears and shield themselves from an explosive experiment.
Back for his third visit, Doktor Kaboom!  performs exciting scientific experiments for Chautauquan families at Smith-Wilkes Hall, Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4, 2012

The Children's School marched through the streets of the Chautauqua Institution today for the their annual 4th of July Parade.

Lehrer engaged the audience as he shared stories from the past 6 presidential debates. Long time presidential debate moderator, Jim Lehrer speaks at the morning lecture on Wednesday July 4, 2012.

7.3.12 Events

 Subagh, a former Sikh Dharma minister, leads a meditation session (through the Mystic Heart Program) at the Hall of Mission Tuesday afternoon, July 4, 2012.

Lauren Rock | Staff Photographer
Young Chautauquans cool off in the Bestor Plaza fountain Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2012.

Monday, July 2, 2012


The North Carolina Dance Theatre perform at the amphitheater Thursday evening, June 28, 2012.