Thursday, April 18 2013
Co-presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich
MARYSE CONDE: A SINGULAR VOICE
Moderated by Ronnie Scharfman,
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Carte Blanche: FREE | Members & AFG: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11
ABOUT THE FILM: This documentary, which premiered in France in December 2011, retraces the life of celebrated author Maryse Condé. Born in Guadeloupe in 1937, she published over a dozen novels exploring the relationships between African peoples and the Diaspora and led a distinguished academic career in France and the U.S. Maryse Condé retired from Columbia as Professor Emerita of French in 2005. The film includes interviews conducted in Paris, New York, French Guiana and the Caribbean as well as archival footage. In French with English subtitles | 52 minutes.
ABOUT MARYSE CONDE: Maryse Condé (born February 11, 1937) is a Guadeloupean, French language author of historical fiction, best known for her novel Segu (1984–1985). Maryse Condé was born as Maryse Boucolon at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, the youngest of eight children. In 1953, her parents sent her to study at Lycée Fénelon and Sorbonne in Paris, where she majored in English. In 1959, she married Mamadou Condé, a Guinean actor. After graduating, she taught in Guinea, Ghana and Senegal. In 1981, she divorced, but the following year married Richard Philcox, English language translator of most of her novels. She has previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, the Sorbonne, The University of Virginia, and the University of Nanterre.
presentsThe Lost Woods of Childhood
Alison Hawthorne Deming, Professor and Director of Creative Writing, University of Arizona
Thursday, April 18, 4 pm
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
University of Connecticut, Storrs
"The Lost Woods of Childhood," echoes Edwin Way Teale's 1945 book The Lost Woods. What is the role of the naturalist today? Who needs nature? These are the questions Professor Deming will address in her talk that journeys back into her childhood in the woods of Avon, Connecticut, and looks forward into the challenges of an increasingly urban life, climate change, sustainability, and social justice.She is author of four poetry books, most recently Rope (Penguin 2009); and three nonfiction books, including Writing the Sacred Into the Real in Milkweed’s Credo Series, Temporary Homelands, and The Edges of the Civilized World. A new nonfiction book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit is forthcoming from Milkweed. http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/events/teale/teale.htm - 860.486.4500
The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment.
Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels. Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m., year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.
Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090, www.greenleafpottery.net
Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.
Trumbull, CT 06611
High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.
The Art Gallery at The University of Saint Joseph presents
What to Expect When You’re Collecting
A Three-Part Seminar Series
WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – The Art Gallery at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will sponsor a three-part seminar series led by professionals who will provide insightful tips for collectors: from purchasing and valuing artwork to safeguarding your collection. What to Expect When You’re Collecting will be held on March 21, April 18 and May 9, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Dr. Vincent J. and Gloria Marcello Turco ’45 Print Study Room of the Art Gallery in The Bruyette Athenaeum located on USJ’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue. View specific event details at: http://www.usj.edu/student_life/arts_and_culture/art_gallery/events/ or see highlights, below. Admission for the full series is $80 per person ($65 for members of the Art Gallery); single session admission is $30 per person ($25 for members of the Art Gallery). For more information or to make a reservation, contact Rochelle L.R. Oakley, collections manager, at 860.231.5743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Valuing Artwork: Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. will feature Art Appraiser Lewis Shepard, who will address techniques and best practices when researching and valuing your art.
The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions as part of the 12th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
Performance begins at 8pm.
Reception on Wednesday, April 10th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Through April, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Use of Shadow and Light,” featuring the still lifes and nature scenes of Bronx fine artist, John Folchi. This show runs April 3 - 27. The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com
Enjoy touring the museum at your own pace 5–6 p.m., where you'll see Hill-Stead's special exhibition with the Amistad Center for Arts & Culture, The Art of Collecting: Alfred Atmore Pope and Randolph Linsly Simpson, before it closes April 28. 6–8:30 p.m., savor a wine tasting from four regions of Italy provided by Wine Cellars 4, accompanied by savory antipasti provided by local Italian and other restaurants. This event is co-sponsored by Hill-Stead and the Farmington Chapter of UNICO, an Italian American Service Organization that puts "Service Above Self." Proceeds from the event support Hill-Stead and Farmington UNICO's community grants. Tickets are $35. Seats are limited, so reserve now! For details, call 860.673.2478. Tickets are available by phone or mail.
Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.
Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.
The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor. Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.
The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation. The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.
Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the