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Datebook: August 2 – John Sloan turns 140

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John French Sloan was born on August 2, 1871. He was an American artist and a leading figure in the Ashcan School of realist artists. He was known for his urban genre painting and ability to capture the essence of neighborhood life in New York City, often through his window. Sloan has been called “the premier artist of the Ashcan School who painted the inexhaustible energy and life of New York City during the first decades of the twentieth century”, and an “early twentieth-century realist painter who embraced the principles of socialism and placed his artistic talents at the service of those beliefs.” Click here to see some of his fantastic artwork.

It’s Tuesday, August 2

Submit to Her Will Productions presents Stones in His Pockets at Murray’s Playhouse in the Park Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The Irish play is for mature audiences 16 and over and benefits Murray State University Department of Theatre’s production of a new original children’s play about a Chinese heroine, Sanjie.

Entre Paducah presents a free seminar with Al Lautenslager, co-author of Guerilla Marketing in 30 Days, at the Julian Caroll Convention Center’s Kennedy Room, 1 Executive Boulevard. Learn about new marketing strategies, advertising without a big budget, and effective PR. The seminar is from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Book Oodles Book Fair is at the College Book Renter Warehouse, at 3724 Highway 641 South of Murray- Friday from 10 to 6, Saturday from 10 to 4, and Sunday from 1 to 4. Proceeds benefit the United Way. Books range from auto repair to cookbooks, histories and more.

Hear our music programs streaming on demand at wkms.org, including The Eisenhower Hour. Enjoy – and Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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