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September 2018

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Member Gallery Book Club: Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania and Character by Kay Redfield Jamison

September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind brings a fresh perspective to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell.

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October 2018

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Member Gallery Book Club: The Printmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Govier

October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Join fellow Alliance members in the Main Gallery to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions and expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art! In Katherine Govier's novel, The Printmaker's Daughter, a lost voice of old Japan reclaims her rightful place in history in this breathtaking work of imagination and scholarship from award-winning and internationally acclaimed author. In the evocative tale of 19th century Tokyo, The Printmaker’s Daughter  delivers an enthralling tale of…

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November 2018

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Member Gallery Book Club: Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

November 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Join fellow Alliance members in the Main Gallery to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions and expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art! Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich…

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December 2018

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Member Gallery Book Club: Autumn by Ali Smith

December 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Join fellow Alliance members in the Main Gallery to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions and expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art! Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a…

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January 2019

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Member Gallery Book Club: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Join fellow Alliance members in the Main Gallery to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions and expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art! In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors waiting in a breadline. Then, in a flash, they are…

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February 2019

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Member Gallery Book Club: Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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This exquisitely written novel-as-linked-stories is an impressive ode to feminism as Whitney Otto follows the lives and careers of eight daring female photographers—most based on real-life figures—staking their ground as artists throughout the 20th century.

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March 2019

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Member Gallery Book Club: Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World by Simon Garland

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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FREE for Alliance Members

An inviting cocktail of Perkin biography, account of the dye industry and where it led, and social and cultural history up to the present.

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April 2019

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Member Gallery Book Club: Frida and Diego: Art, Love, Life by Catherine Reef

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other. Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history—filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century.

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May 2019

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Member Gallery Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara de Dos by Dominic Smith

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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In 1631, Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke in Holland. Three hundred years later, At the Edge of a Wood, her haunting winter scene of a girl watching skaters at dusk, is her only surviving work. It hangs in the bedroom of a Park Avenue coop of a wealthy Manhattanite, a descendant of the original owner.

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June 2019

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Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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In this memoir of a roller-coaster career on the New York stage, former actor and dancer Bettijane Sills offers a highly personal look at the art and practice of George Balanchine, one of ballet’s greatest choreographers, and the inner workings of his world-renowned company during its golden years.

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