Open to members and their guests
Place: Branson Hall, Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane, Westport
10:45 am Conversation
11:30 am Meeting and Speaker
October 11: Dr. Sidney Gottlieb – ‘The Hitchcock Touch’
In this presentation, Sacred Heart University film teacher and scholar Sidney Gottlieb, PhD will use clips from a variety of films and quotations from the director himself to give an overview of the key components of what is often called “the Hitchcock Touch.” He will focus on some of the recurrent characters and themes in Hitchcock’s films, his signature cinematic style and techniques, and the director’s own thoughts, conveyed in his frequent interviews and writings, on how he approached making films and what effects he aimed for.
Sidney has been teaching at Sacred Heart University since 1976. He is the long-time editor of two scholarly journals, the Hitchcock Annual (Columbia University Press) and the George Herbert Journal. His edited books include two volumes of Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Framing Hitchcock (coedited with Chris Brookhouse), Hitchcock: Interviews, and Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City. He is also an active musician, currently playing with Ghost Radio in Connecticut and Sonia and Sid in Boston.
October 25: Jim Childress – ‘Modern Libraries Around the World and at Home’
Jim Childress, a Principal of Centerbrook Architects and the lead architect for the new New Canaan Library, will take us on a tour of some the world’s most significant public libraries – in Norway, New Zealand, Vancouver, Delft, Paris, Alexandria, and elsewhere. He will describe how they promote civic pride and life-long learning, how they reflect community identity and values, how they encourage sustainable living and wellness, how they bring people together, and how, with ubiquitous modern technology, they still celebrate the printed word. He will then briefly explain how these libraries influenced the design of New Canaan’s new library, which will open in the spring of 2023.
A frequent lecturer on architecture, Jim received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1977 and 1978, respectively. He joined Centerbrook Architects in 1979, becoming a principal in 1996. Jim’s portfolio encompasses libraries, houses, independent schools, colleges and universities, laboratories, churches, museums, and corporate interiors. In addition to the New Canaan Library and 35 years as a lead architect at the world-renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Jim’s work includes three projects at the University of Colorado, a new headquarters for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming, a STEM center at Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Jim is a design Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, former Chair of the AIA Committee on Design, and received the national AIA Architecture Firm Award. His work has been recognized with more than 80 design awards.
TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Renew your Y’s Women membership now to enjoy our meetings, satellite groups, and more through June 2022.
Send your $45 check for dues to Doris Levinson, 6 Beechwood Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Click here to download the Membership Form.
Don’t put this off – October 31 is the deadline to be included in the new Y’s Women Membership Roster.
Y’s Women Names Two New ‘Fabulous Friends’
Each year the Y’s Women appoint a Fabulous Friend, honoring a long-time member who has gone above and beyond in her contribution to the organization. Since we didn’t meet during COVID, Fabulous Friends for 2020 and 2021 were named at the September 27th General Meeting. Honors went to Doris Levinson, Membership Chair, and Merle Spiegel, Communications Chair. Congratulations, ladies!
New Member Get-Together
New Y’s Women members are invited to a meeting at 10:00 am on Monday, October 11 (prior to the General Meeting) to learn more about Y’s Women and the various satellite committees available to members.
Mercy Learning Center Donations
Please continue to bring your gifts of non-perishable food to the first general meeting of each month. Or you can drop them off in the lobby of 597 Westport Avenue. They are much appreciated by needy clients of the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport. Questions? Contact Barb Stephen at 203-557-3551.