The Art of Living Well® Speaker Series

In keeping with our tradition of enhancing lives through exceptional cultural experiences, we are pleased to introduce The Art of Living Well® Speaker Series. These complimentary events give you opportunities to see, hear and meet a heroic secret service agent, a best-selling author, and a famous antique appraiser. RSVP today!

Feeding the Seven Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships with Matt Townsend

Thursday, August 9 | 2pm

Reception and community tours immediately following the event. 

RSVP at 385.206.6806 or by email.

Dr. Matt Townsend specializes in energizing and involving audiences with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful relationships. The Matt Townsend Show broadcasts each week to hundreds of listeners. Matt’s landmark book “Starved Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships” takes a down-to-earth look at strengthening relationships, offering solid tools and skills for creating lasting change in any relationship.

"What's It Worth?" Antiques Appraisal with Gary Piattoni

Wednesday, September 12 | 2pm

Antiques Appraiser as seen on “Antiques Roadshow.” Book signing, reception, & community tours immediately following the event. RSVP at 385.206.6806 or by email.

With more than 20 years of experience in the fine art and antique business, Gary Piattoni holds a certificate in appraisal studies from New York University and is a former specialist with Christie’s fine art auction house in New York. He has appeared as an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow since 1997, as well as a guest on ABC’s The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s The Maury Povich Show, and WGN Radio’s Milt Rosenberg Extension 720. He also has contributed to numerous articles in such publications as New York Magazine, Town & Country, Chicago Magazine, and Design Times.

Event includes the opportunity to bring an antique for a verbal assessment or appraisal. You may bring one item (or grouping) to the event. Your item must fit in a box that you can carry in your arms. Firearms, jewelry, stamps and coins cannot be appraised at this event.