At OLLI Events, you'll learn about OLLI courses, how to become a member and what Lifelong Learning is all about. Prepare for the Summer semester. Join OLLI@UA at one of the below events!
Tuesday, July 31, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Bryant Conference Center
David Blazevich was appointed Senior Program Officer of The Bernard Osher Foundation in October, 2006. Prior to joining the Foundation, David was the Director of Special Program Initiatives and Foundation Relations at KQED, San Francisco’s flagship public broadcasting affiliate. He will be spending some time at the Tuscaloosa OLLI to have the opportunity to meet some of our members. We are excited to host David and we hope you will take the time to come meet him!
August 13, 2018 | 2-4 p.m. | Bryant Conference Center
Enjoy refreshments while discovering everything OLLI has to offer. Also, there will be a brief review of the year's accomplishments as well as board elections.
August 23, 2018 | 4-6 p.m. | UA Gadsden Center
Enjoy refreshments while discovering everything OLLI has to offer.
August 17, 2018 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Vestavia Hills Senior Lodge
Learn about summer courses and opportunities to get involved!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America was treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality was able to see one of nature's most awe inspiring sights... a total solar eclipse!! This path, where the moon completely covered the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - was seen and stretched from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.
Enjoy refreshments to kick-off the fall semester – all while getting to know your fellow OLLI members. Also, the Judy Bonner Excellence in Teaching Award will be presented at 4 p.m. along with a few other special recognitions.
OLLI members enjoyed a private showing of Alabama Private Forests with Dr. Doug Phillips, creator and producer of Discovering Alabama.
As you have probably heard, OLLI@UA proudly supports The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program. To show their gratitude for all of our support, the wheelchair basketball teams honored OLLI by naming their biggest basketball tournament of the year after us. The OLLI Collegiate Classic was held February 25, 2017.
OLLI members to attended this special event along with the hundreds of students and fans from communities near and far.
Jewelry and Furniture, Forms and Structures: Kimberly Winkle Redefines Woodworking
Thursday, February 23
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Woods Hall, Room 104
Wine and Cheese / Meet the Artist
3 - 5 p.m., Bryant Conference Center, Birmingham-Central Room
Friday, February 24
Artist Talk "What it Takes to be an Artist"
1 - 3 p.m., Woods Hall, Room 115
Saturday, February 25
Milk Paint Demo and Discussion
10 - 11:30 a.m., David Paterson's Woodshop, 6800 Jade Pointe, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Learn more about Kimberly Winkle and her work by visiting her website at kimberlywinkle.com.
Bryant Conference Center - Birmingham Room
Deborah Luster's work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum
of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, and other notable
public and private collections. She was born in Bend, Oregon and currently lives and
works in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Galway, Ireland.
Learn more about the artist by visiting DEBORAHLUSTER.COM.
“Curating Contemporary Art” lecture was given by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator
of Modern and
Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art
ABOUT WASSAN AL-KHUDHAIRI
Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Islamic Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Georgia State University. Al-Khudhairi was previously Co-Artistic Director at the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea, where she collaborated on the curation of the ninth edition of the Gwangju Art Biennale. Al-Khudhairi has lectured around the world on the subject of modern and contemporary art, specifically related to the Middle East. Other past experience includes positions at the Brooklyn Museum and the High Museum of Art.
This is How We Roll - A Season with Alabama Wheelchair Basketball Red Carpet Premiere
“This Is How We Roll” is an episodic documentary series following the men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams at The University of Alabama. Told from the viewpoint of two members of the team, each episode takes the viewer deeper into the lives of the college athletes, on and off the court, as they seek a national championship.
The series is produced by Power 10 Films and directed by Daniel Koenig. The cast features the 2015 Alabama Wheelchair Basketball Team with Caitlin McDermott and Jannik Blair starring.
OLLI traveled to Cuba! The 8-night itinerary included tours of Havana and the nearby countryside, a day at the Bay of Pigs, 2 nights at a beach resort on the Veradero Peninsula and visits to dance and art centers in the city of Matanzas.
OLLI was proud to sponsor a special event honoring The University of Alabama’s Adapted Athletics program and 2015 National Champions of Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis. Participants had the opportunity to meet the athletes, get autographs and take photos while learning how UA is leading the way in adapted athletics.
This event was sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Alabama, the College of Education and the College of Continuing Studies.