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Summer Chautauqua - From Pizarro to Picasso: Hispanic Legacy in America Today

June 11th, 2019 6:30 PM - June 15th, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Contact Number: 580.237.1907
Location: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S 4th

Chautauqua is historical tourism at its finest. It's your chance to time travel to another era and meet some of history's most illustrious characters. Historical enactments include a monologue "in character" and an opportunity to pose questions to both the visiting luminary and the scholar/presenter. Daytime workshops and lectures give further glimpses of the social, cultural and political nuances of the era.

The theme for 2019 is "From Pizarro to Picasso: Hispanic Legacy in America Today," an exploration of how Spanish history and culture influenced America and the modern world by transcending all boundaries of art, culture, language and national consciousness. Spain was not able to establish enduring colonies in North America, but the early attempts at exploration and settlement did have a lasting impact. 

Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 pm with the scholar presentation at 7:30 pm.

Scholar performances:
Tuesday: Francisco Pizarro, portrayed by Hank Fincken
Wednesday: Bartolome de Las Casas, portrayed by Paul Vickery
Thursday: Elizabeth Catlett, portrayed by Ilene Evans
Friday: Ernest "Che" Guevara, portrayed by Joey Madia
Saturday: Pablo Picasso, portrayed by Doug Mishler

Workshops 
Tuesday
10:30 am, Picasso and the Women in His Life, by Doug Mishler
12 pm, The Encomienda System, by Paul Vickery

Wednesday
9 am, History of Chautauqua, John & Laurel Provine
10:30 am, The Legacy of Elizabeth Catlett, by Ilene Evans
12 pm, Peru Today, by Hank Fincken

Thursday
10:30 am, The Columbian Exchance, by Paul Vickery
12 pm, Guevara, Boal and Freire: A Trinity for Change, by Joey Madia

Friday
10:30 am, Tolerance: The New Intolerance, by Hank Fincken
12 pm, Picasso in Art: From Prodigy to Impresario, by Doug Mishler

Saturday
10:30 am, Mythopoetics and the Cult of Che, by Joey Madia
12 pm, Our Proper Sphere: THe Changing Role of Women in America, by Ilene Evans

This is the 25th year for Summer Chautauqua in Enid, making it one of the longest-running Chautauqua events in the nation.

Admission to all Chautauqua events is always free. Event held under the white tent at Humphrey Heritage Village.