On January 18, 1919, some of the most powerful people in the world meet in Paris, France to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. www.history.com
Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales hosts a five-week reading and discussion series on the aftermath of World War I. This series offers the reading public an opportunity to examine this conflict’s aftermath in detail and to understand the impact World War I had on human lives and the economic, social, and political pressures put on the countries involved.
Dr. Karl Roider, Alumni Professor Emeritus of Louisiana State University, leads five sessions with open discussions supported by the text, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan. Paris 1919 is an historical narrative about the six months of negotiations that took place at the Paris Peace Conference following WWI. MacMillan gives a dramatic and intimate view of the engaging history made when peacemakers from around the world converged on Paris to shape world peace.
The series, Aftermath of World War I, meets Tuesdays starting November 5 and concluding on December 3, at 6:00 PM. Participation in the series is limited. Readers, who are interested in committing to the five-week program, must register in advance, either in person or by calling the library at 647-3955. Every reader receives a copy of Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan to check out, so a current library card will be needed. Registration begins on Tuesday, October 15.
This series is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ryan Tramonte is a New Orleans-based artist, freelance art writer, and former art teacher. He currently has a regular column in French Quarterly Magazine in which he showcases the talents and galleries of American’s most interesting neighborhoods. His writing has also been featured in NewOrleans.com, New Orleans Art and Culture, and The Houston Chronicle.
Mr. Tramonte will work with participants to create a high texture floral piece that will use a multitude of elements added to the acrylic paint and the canvas to create a floral image that is not only beautiful, but jumps off the canvas. In addition, Mr. Tramonte will instruct on painting with dried flowers rather than paint brushes in some areas of the painting, resulting in amazing shapes, whimsical lines, and fantastic color blending. No prior painting experience is needed to enjoy this program and create an original work of art.
This program will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 am at Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown. Space is limited. Call 673-8699 to register.