September 29, 2001
Keynote: LOOKING FOR THE SOUL OF THE CITY
Dr. Gail Thomas, Director of the Center for the City, Dallas Institute for the Humanities and Culture, Dallas
- The keynote address by this noted scholar and professor challenges us to find the soul of our cities in unexpected ways and unusual places and discusses how we retain or lose that unique character.
FRYDERYK CHOPIN: THE STORY OF LOVE
Dr. Nina Drath, Chopin Society of Texas, Corpus Christi
- This concert pianist interweaves the music of Chopin with readings from the letters of his beloved, famous French writer George Sand.
George Hague, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas
- "Captain Chemistry" explores the world of Chemistry through demonstrations and through humor. Traditional to the Waxahachie Chautauqua, these experiments teach and entertain.
GREENBELTS, CREEK AND TRAILS
Bud Melton, Trail Planning and Design Consultant, Dallas
Brian Barnette, Chief Naturalist, Dallas Museum of Natural History, Dallas
- This program illustrates how a creekside trail can be designed as a place of beauty and recreation that can honor the natural ecosystem. Includes a “visioning” slide show and a brief walk along the creek.
HOLY HUMOR: FROM BIBLE STORIES TO TOGA TALES
Barbara McBride-Smith, Oklahoma Tulsa, OK
- This renowned storyteller tells sacred stories from Judeo-Christian tradition and Greek Mythology that will tickle your funny bone and renew your faith in the timeless messages in scripture and myth.
ON THE WING AGAIN
Pierre Bradshaw, On the Wing Again, Ferris, TX
- This naturalist and bird rehabilitator brings his birds of prey for upclose observation of the habits and habitats of these natural flyers.
RENAISSANCE MASTERS REVEALED
Dr. Martha Anne Fielder, Art Historian, SMU Cont. Education, Dallas
- This art historian brings forth the world of early 16th century Italian art, showing how the art of Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael and Michaelangelo ushered in the era of the High Renaissance.
WRITING IN WATER: THE POETRY OF RIVERS
Dr. Glenn Arbery, Teachers Academy Director, Dallas Institute for the Humanities and Culture, Dallas
- This distinguished scholar helps us discover the poetry of water as he shows the ways that poets from Homer to Seamus Heaney have imagined rivers and waterways.
WOMEN PIONEERS OF THE AIR
Colonel Knox Bishop, Curator, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Love Field, Dallas
- This retired Air Force pilot and museum curator explores the history of aviation through the stories of the first female pilots, their challenges and accomplishments.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS: THE BESSIE COLEMAN STORY
Sandra Campbell, Purple Jelly Bean Productions, Kansas City, MO
- This one-woman historic reenactment portrays the life of Waxahachie native Bessie Coleman, as she overcomes poverty and racism to become a world-renowned aerobatic pilot, skydiver, and air-show performer.
TEXAS SWING MUSIC: A LEGACY
Art Greenhaw, The Light Crust Doughboys, Mesquite, TX
- The Light Crust Doughboy bassist and historian revisits the beginnings of Texas Swing and the musical and political intrigue surrounding the Doughboys' famous radio broadcasts - 1931-1951.
IN CONCERT: THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS
- This legendary 70-year-old country band brings Texas Swing to Chautauqua. Experience this historic cultural treasure that has delighted Texans since 1931.