Programs for Feb 16-Mar 6

Friday, Feb. 16th — Monthly Club Dinner, starting at 5:45 PM
Speaker will be Jo Holz, Philadelphia-based author of “Kids Grow Up, the Path from Howdy Doody to SpongeBob.”

Ms. Holz will give an illustrated talk on the role of children’s television as an electronic baby sitter.  She examines the cultural changes that have shaped and transformed children’s TV up to the present. Ms. Holz holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Penn’s Annenberg School, served as a senior VP at Nielsen and a TV executive at NBC and Oxygen Media, and has taught at NYU, Rutgers, and Columbia Universities.

Monday, Feb. 19th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Roberta Kangilaski is our quarterback.

Thursday, Feb. 22nd — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Speaker is Penny Balkin Bach, executive director and chief curator of the Association for Public Art.

She will give an illustrated talk entitled “Public Art in Philadelphia: Then and Now.” She will discuss public art in Philadelphia going back to 1872, and current trends. Among recent projects of the Association were the “museum without walls” that placed contemporary art in our city parks, and the “fireflies” project that gave couples rides through our city streets in pedicabs decorated with multicolored paper lanterns.

Penny has participated on numerous local, national, and international arts juries and advisory panels.  She chairs the city’s Public Art Advisory Committee

Monday, Feb. 26th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Palmer Hartl is our quarterback.
Menu: Green Salad, Chicken Paprikash, dessert TBD.

Thursday, Mar. 1st — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 130 PM
Speaker is Patricia Stewart on “Berlin between the Wars.”
She is a longtime Professor of Art History at the University of the Arts.

Monday, Mar. 5th — Quarterback Roundtable, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Gresham Riley  is our quarterback.

Tuesday, Mar. 6th — Luncheon Roundtable, 12:30 – 130 PM
Speaker is Malik Neill on “Juvenile Justice.”