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FGCU Renaissance Academy presents summer art, music lectures

July 12, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen
The Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University’s non-credit adult lifelong learning program, announces two art and music summer classes.

“Mountains of Art” takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, July 18. Roger Weatherburn Baker will offer participants a pictorial tour of the hilltop villages of Provence where some of the greatest masters of the 20th century lived and worked. Walk the streets of the ancient medieval villages that were their haunts and their inspiration, and visit the museums that celebrate their lives' work.

“Beethoven: Tortured Titan” takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Lee Silvan will address the complex relationship between the composer, his music and his time. Beethoven's tortured childhood, his personality and relationships with women, his role as a surrogate father, and his immense contributions to music will be examined.

Both lectures will be held at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102. Cost for each lecture is $25. Online registration and additional information is available at or by calling (239) 434-4737.

The Renaissance Academy offers affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes and other programs. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers.

For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4737. For further information, media representatives should contact Guerra at (239) 434-4838 or



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