Christian County KY

Hellenistic Art with Dr. Tony Morris

Watch with us from The Hall at the Alhambra or from Home!
Led by Dr. Tony Morris, Department Chair of APSU Art + Design with Ph.D. in Art History.
The story of Circe bridges the gap between the gods and man, showing human-like fatal flaws and imperfections in immortal beings which allow us to relate to them on a personal level. The Hellenistic period cultivated the same connection, bringing a new level of naturalism and expression to the gods and heroes of the Classical age. Dr. Tony Morris leads us on an exploration of the art and architecture of the Hellenistic period.
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Thanks to our book sponsor Planters Bank for providing free copies of Madeline Miller’s “Circe” to our community for this year’s Big Read!

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

TICKETS $5 | RATED PG-13
Sponsored by Bolinger Appraisal & The Silo Event Center
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Like our book selection for this year’s NEA Big Read, this movie is a retelling of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey.”

Big Read Kickoff with Author Madeline Miller

|| Streaming Online & Limited In-Person Seating ||
Join us to kick off this year’s Big Read with a virtual program from Author Madeline Miller. Books will be given away to the first 100 registered participants – 1 copy per family. Book pickup can be arranged during business hours for online participants.
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Madeline Miller grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. She has taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over fifteen years.
She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms.
The Song of Achilles, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. Miller was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller, and won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award and the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Circe also won The Red Tentacle Award, an American Library Association Alex Award (adult books of special interest to teen readers), and the 2018 Elle Big Book Award. It is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max.
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Thanks to our book sponsor Planters Bank for providing free copies of Madeline Miller’s “Circe” to our community for this year’s Big Read!

Brunch & Dirty Dancing

TICKETS $5 | RATED PG-13
Sponsored by Bolinger Appraisal & The Silo Event Center
Start off your Valentine’s Day celebration with an intimate brunch upstairs at The Hall, followed by a showing of the Classic Movie “Dirty Dancing.”
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.