At 6 p.m. Wednesday in Smith Wilkes Hall, the photography staff of The Chautauquan Daily will showcase their work in a public photography exhibition and presentation.
From the 58th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art through the Annual Student Exhibition, the Fowler-Kellogg and Strohl art centers have hosted a number of different artists from all over the country this summer.
Ask about Peg Snyder to those who know her, and one will hear ringing endorsements.
Chautauqua Institution is a place that is difficult to describe for those who have never experienced it themselves. It is the job of the marketing department to find ways to describe Chautauqua’s programming and community to attract and retain visitors.
Meditation offers different things to different people — be it a sense of calm, an unyielding love for all that is, or just a break from the day’s work. To Subagh Singh Khalsa, meditation is about healing.
A current Amphitheater bench and a prototype for the proposed replacement bench design are now on display and available for sit tests on the Hultquist Center porch.
Chautauqua’s 2015 season passed its midpoint this week. The major arts programs are all in full swing, and there are still significant orchestra, theater, opera, music, arts and dance events to look forward to. The education and religion departments fill the days with erudition. Hundreds of smaller events enrich the cultural smorgasbord to which Chautauquans have become accustomed.
Classical music might have been relegated to the labs of evil geniuses in popular culture, but Bard College’s James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music Christopher Gibbs thinks there’s more to the realm of Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms than stiff upper lips.
Chautauqua Institution co-founder Lewis Miller was ahead of his time, particularly when it came to sewage. Concerned about waterborne pathogens, Miller mandated that all homes in Chautauqua connect to a sewer system in 1893, making the Institution the first completely sewered community in the U.S.
“Every year, about Oct. 31, I begin a season of prayer and fasting,” said the Rev. Frank Madison Reid III at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service and sermon in the Amphitheater. “I ask God to show me what the theme for my preaching and teaching for the next year should be. The day after Thanksgiving in 2014, he said that 2015 would be a year of great awakening. So wherever I go, my assignment is to tell you that it is time for a great awakening.”