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Closures for December and January

We will be closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25. We will open Friday, December 26 at 9:00 am. We will also be closed Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday January 1. We will open Friday, January 2 at 9:00 am.

Did You Know?... About Shen Yun

A presentation titled Shen Yun: Celebrating Ancient Chinese Dance is coming to Appleton Public Library on Friday, January 9 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the lower level meeting room. Tim Gebhart, Shen Yun Production Manager, will be our presenter.

What is Shen Yun?

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired. A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops - together creating one spectacular performance. For 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China. Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture.

Source: www.shenyunperformingarts.org.

Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life

2014

Diego Rivera was twice the size and age of Frida Kahlo when they married in August of 1929 but they seemed destined to be together. Rivera was a famous Mexican muralist who used the fresco method of painting on wet plaster. Kahlo was known for her self-portraits showing her suffering due to internal injuries resulting from a bus accident and for her depictions and deep love of animals. As a child, she contracted polio. She had always been sickly. Reef has written a book about one of the most interesting artist couples in history. They were ardent Communists who befriended Leon Trotsky, they each had extra marital affairs, they married twice, and their artwork can be seen throughout the world. Numerous photographs enhance this book.

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