The Wellesley Free Library will run 1964 classic comedy A Shot in the Dark, the second of the Pink Panther series, on Thursday, April 13, 6:45 – 9pm.
Peter Sellers is the bungling Inspector Jacques Clouseau, called to the country home of millionaire Benjamin Ballon to investigate the murder of his chauffeur, who was having an affair with one of the maids (the plot thickens!). There is a literal smoking gun, amnesia figures into things, and love muddies the waters.
I just got through taking the Wellesley Free Library’s Strategic Planning Survey and am relieved to say that I got at least one answer correct! (Though I don’t quite get the order in which choices are presented…)
It’s a comprehensive survey, but worth doing to help WFL review where it’s at and where it should head. The results will help the library system crank out a 5-year strategic plan, which could include everything from adding cafes and meeting spaces where you wouldn’t have to whisper to providing personalized reading/viewing recommendations a la Amazon or Netflix.
Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliot, it follows an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman (Murray) who, during a plum assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself caught in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. First he tries out hedonism. Next he takes up suicide as a sort of hobby. Finally, he begins to re-examine his life and priorities, and therein finds the true meaning of life and love.
In 2006, the film was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
On Tuesday, March 28, the Wellesley Society of Artists will hold the annual Margaret Fernside Memorial talk, which will feature an Art Critique by Susan Swinand.
This event is free and open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn what an art expert sees that makes a painting a work of art.
Swinand is an artist with a preference for water media. You can see her work at www.swinand.com. Although her work is usually abstract, the structures and forms of nature are a big influence for her. She taught studio classes at the Worcester Art Museum for more than 25 years and visual communications, design, and painting at Clark University. She currently teaches painting at Wellesley College Greenhouses.
WSA members are invited to bring up to 3 paintings to this event for critique and discussion. Swinand’s comments will be enlightening not only for the artists but for all who attend.
This event will be at the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm, and Swinand will start the critique at 7:00. For information about the Wellesley Society of Artists and membership in the Society, see the website: www.wellesleysocietyofartists.org.