Thursday, June 28, 2012

Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong lectures at Chautauqua Institution

Retired Bishop, John Shelby Spong  delivered his fourth lecture on "Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World," on June 28, 2012." Spong spoke about the story, Judas of Iscariot and how he was not a real person, but a literary creation devised decades after the Crucifixion to symbolize the non-Christ following Jews.

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom at Chautauqua Institution

 Aaron Stackpole(9) volunteered to go up on stage and handle a snake-like reptile during Wednesday evening's show.
 Peter Gros, the co-host of 'Mutual of Omaha's WIld Kingdom,' shared stories and short videos of his travels in the wild, as well as presenting animals to the audience. The Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom attracted hundreds of people, especially children at the amphitheater Wednesday evening June 27, 2012.

Meg Wolitzer visits Chautauqua

Author, Meg Wolitzer and CLSC young readers  explore the world of her first young adult novel, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman Wednesday afternoon at the Chautauqua Institution Alumni Hall.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Roger Rosenblatt reads from his book, Kayak Morning, and discuses with retired Bishop, John Shelby Spong the issues of grief and absence.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Under the Streetlamp

Under the Streetlamp, a new and upcoming retro vocal group from the Chicago area, drew in hundreds of Chautauquans at last night's show in the Amphitheater. The group performed at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater on Saturday evening. 06/23/12 Lauren Rock

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Some features from Chautauqua

 Philip Mure, a member of the Chautauqua Institution for 6 seasons now, is also the gardener for the President's cottage.
6-year old Liam Clementi plays in the water with his younger sister Mary(4).Families take advantage of the preseason quiet and spend time at the Children's Beach at the Chautauqua Institution.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012