Magnolia Manor on the Coast has its next speaker scheduled for the popular Renaissance Lecture Series for October 9th, 2008. Ze Santa-Rita, one of Savannah’s most successful art dealers, will feature the work of famed artist Marc Chagall. The topic of his lecture will be "The Life and Work of Marc Chagall." In addition to his wealth of knowledge about Chagall, Santa-Rita will also bring several original pieces from the Chagall collection.

Santa-Rita is also an art collector. His love for art has lead to a career of buying and selling paintings, mostly at auctions, in Europe and in the United States. His specialty is contemporary paintings, however, he is very fond of the classics, like Marc Chagall’s work, as well.

According to the website www.chagallpaintings.com, Marc Chagall was born in 1887 to a poor Jewish family in Russia. He was the eldest of nine children. Chagall began to display his artistic talent while studying at a secular Russian school, and despite his father’s disapproval, in 1907 he began studying art with Leon Bakst in St. Petersburg. It was at this time that his distinct style that is recognized today began to emerge. As his paintings began to center on images from his childhood, the focus that would guide his artistic motivation for the rest of his life came to fruition.

Each month, Magnolia Manor hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at its Richmond Hill campus. The event begins at 5:30 and includes a light supper. After the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows. The event is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to RSVP by calling Julie Gartside at (912) 756-4300.

Magnolia Manor on the Coast, located in Richmond Hill, is a non-profit, active, rental retirement community for seniors age 62 and older. It offers 120 one and two-bedroom apartment homes with full kitchens and patios. Located on 40 wooded acres, Magnolia Manor offers stimulating social and cultural activities and has amenities such as a wellness center with indoor exercise pool, barber and beauty salon, library and media center, game and activity rooms, three full-service dining rooms, as well as a formal parlor and chapel.

For more information or to request a brochure, please call (912) 756-4300.


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