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50 Artists in Three Parks

Centennial Visions

50 Artists in Three Parks

*Cornish, NH, Woodstock, VT, and Springfield, MA, May 2016* — In
celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the New
England Sculptors Association has joined with three national parks —
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National
Historical Park, and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site — to
create a major exhibition of contemporary sculpture. The exhibit runs all
summer from June 4 through August 22, 2016.

Each park will have an opening event for the exhibit. The Opening at
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP in Woodstock, Vermont, will be on Saturday,
June 4th in conjunction with Trek to Taste (www.trektotaste.info). As part
of the event, the park’s curator will offer a walking tour of the exhibit
starting at 10:30 am and welcome ceremony for the artists will take place
at 2:00 pm.

The Opening Reception at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish,
New Hampshire, will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 4–6 pm. Visitors can
stroll the grounds and the indoor gallery to view each sculpture. Light
refreshments will be served.

The Opening Reception at Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts,
will be on Saturday, June 18 from 2-4 pm in conjunction with the park’s
popular *Armory Day event *which includes an evolution of firearms blank
firing, military encampment, and other festivities.

An accompanying exhibition catalog will be available at all three parks and
online, and will feature maps to locate the sculptures and descriptions of
each work of art.

The theme of the centennial is “Find Your Park” and in considering which
sculptures to submit for the exhibit, the sculptors thought about how the
parks influenced their art and have enriched American culture for all these

“This exhibit celebrates the variety of artistic expression — how nature,
industry and art combine to inspire and intrigue us today, just as they did
one hundred years ago,” said Henry Duffy, Ph.D., curator at Saint-Gaudens.
“Visitors will see both figurative and abstract sculptures made from
materials including marble, granite, bronze, metal, steel, porcelain,
alabaster and recycled objects.”

NESA’s established sculptors and emerging artists continually strive for
new creative interpretations that engage viewers — encouraging them to
experience new ideas and bring about change.

“We are delighted to partner with these three national parks and
participate in their centennial celebration,” added William Bloomfield,
president of NESA. “I know that all of our member artists whose work is on
display this summer, myself included, feel honored to be selected to
exhibit in these beautiful and historic locations.”

Artists exhibiting at Saint-Gaudens NHS include: David Adilman, Michael
Alfano, Thomas Berger, William Bloomfield, Kathleen Brennan, Bob Clyatt,
Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh, Valerie Deveraux, Nancy Diefenbach, Carol
Driscoll, Kevin Duffy, Larry Elardo, Arlene Fins, Yetti Frenkel, Leslie
Fry, Catherine Irvine, Stacy Latt Savage, Madeleine Lord, Valery Mahuchy,
Fred Manasse, Judith Morton, Gary Rathmell, Antoinette Schultze, Karin
Stanley and Alan Weinstein.

Artists exhibiting at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP include: Anne
Alexander, Gregory Barry, Thomas Berger, William Bloomfield, Bob Clyatt,
Jeffrey Cooper, Valerie Deveraux, Nancy Diefenbach, Larry Elardo,Leslie
Fry, Madeleine Lord, Valery Mahuchy, Susan Neet Goodwin, Gary Orlinsky,
Gary Rathmell, Antoinette Schultze, Karin Stanley, Steve Storch and Carolyn

Artists exhibiting at Springfield Armory NHS include: Gilbert Boro, Jeffrey
Cooper, Shawn Farrell, Leslie Fry, Douglass Gray, Stacy Latt Savage, and
Gary Rathmell.

For more information about visiting the parks and details of the
exhibition, including a full exhibit guide, visit the parks’ websites at:
Saint-Gaudens NHS www.nps.gov/saga, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
www.nps.gov/mabi and Springfield Armory NHS www.nps.gov/spar.

*About Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site*

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site preserves the home, collections,
gardens and studio of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), one of America’s
greatest sculptors. The park holds the largest museum collection of
Saint-Gaudens artwork in the world, interprets Saint-Gaudens public
monuments in large cities around the United States, and interprets the
Cornish Colony of artists which formed around Saint-Gaudens in New
Hampshire. http://www.nps.gov/saga

*About Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park*

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller was home to pioneer 19th century
conservationists George Perkins Marsh and Frederick Billings and 20th
century conservationists Mary and Laurance S. Rockefeller. The park was
established to explore the history and evolution of conservation and
demonstrate contemporary stewardship practices. The park is also home to
the Stewardship Institute. http://www.nps.gov/mabi

*About Springfield Armory National Historic Site *For nearly two centuries,
Springfield Armory was the center of innovation for the US Armed Forces and
American industry. Started in 1794, as the first armory in the United
States, weapons designed and manufactured at Springfield Armory were in the
hands of the American military in every major conflict since the War of
1812. Today, Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the
critical role of the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting
the world’s largest historic US military small arms collection, along with
historic archives, buildings, and landscapes. www.nps.gov/spar

*About the New England Sculptors Association*

Founded in 1948, the New England Sculptors Association is one of the
leading sculpture organizations in the country. Its juried members work in
a variety of media including stone, metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and
recycled objects. NESA welcomes emerging artists and students (with a
special student rate) as well as established sculptors. NESA creates
exhibitions and collaborates with partners to co-sponsor exhibits,
workshops, and events that advance the understanding and appreciation of
sculpture. Our members’ work is featured in National Parks, museums,
galleries, universities, and other indoor/outdoor venues. To learn more
about NESA and view the gallery of our members’ work, visit our website:

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City officials to tour newly acquired Donker Farm
23 acres part of city’s effort to protect open spaces

Worcester – City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. and Mayor Joseph M. Petty will join
other city officials, members of the Greater Worcester Land Trust (GWLT) and
Conservation Commission for a walking tour of Donker Farm, one of the city’s newest
conservation land acquisitions.

The tour of Donker Farm will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from
2:00-3:00pm, with event parking provided across the street from 46 Fort Tory Lane,
Worcester. The event is open to the public and press.

The 23 acre Donker Farm was purchased in April 2015 by the GWLT, which partnered
with the city of Worcester’s Conservation Commission to protect the land.

The city owns the Conservation Restriction, which is under the care and custody of
the Conservation Commission, for the land, assuring that the property will remain in
its “present natural, scenic, and open condition” for conservation purposes, while
allowing passive recreation such as hiking, bird watching, educational activities,
and more.

The Donker property is one of three recent conservation land acquisitions by the
city of Worcester. The city purchased 13.7 acres at Crow Hill North in June 2014 and
a 6.3 acre conservation restriction at EcoTarium West, owned by the Worcester
Natural History Society (aka EcoTarium), in May 2015.
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Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for
healthy dogs and cats in the United States

It doesn’t have to be according to the No Kill Revolution in America and author and film maker,Nathan Winograd and a group called “NO KILL.ORG”

WCCA TV will cable and web cast the film, “Redemption” all month long on
WCCA TV Ch. 194 and also seen at wccatv.com , in Worcester. For more information on The No Kill Revolution go to http://www.nokill.org .
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Mark up your calendars for some great art and great talks on War and Peace in November.
Bayda Asbridge’s show entitled Healing Fibres: War and Peace. Below is a list of the speakers. Lots of good food; lots of good art; and lots of talks throughout the month of Novmber. Here’s the agenda of talks.Let me know if you can make it; I will be in the show and have arranged for almost all of the speakers.

The Sprinkler Factory is on Harlow St (39) – off of Lincoln near Hahnamann hospital. The show is on the second floor.

Questions: contact Barbara at 508 868 6710

Healing Fibers: War & Peace agenda of events during the month of November

Saturday 7th November: (4pm) Professor Predrag Cicovacki (Philosophy Professor at Holy Cross College specialized in the Philosophy of War, Peace, and Ethics ). He will discuss ‘War, peace and the role of media.’

Saturday 7th November: (6-9 pm) artists’ reception with food, drink, raffle raising funds for Syrian refugees, live music and entertainment. Free to the public.

Sunday 8th November (1pm) Chris Horton (Head of Worcester Unemployment Action Group ). He will discuss ‘ The Economic Impact of wars’.

Sunday 8th November (2 pm) Walter Iwanicki, master Yoga teacher, presents the impact of yoga on veterans.

Sunday 8th November (3pm) Martin Fitzgerald (WPI student of philosophy/ junior) presents ‘Futurism and Art as National Myth”

Saturday 14th November (1pm) Genevieve Fraser (a freelance journalist at the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and is a faculty member at Uni. of Phoenix. She is the author of In the Claw of the Tiger). This is a WWII story of three young men from Athol MA who thought they would escape the war in Europe by joining the US Navy and going to Hawaii… ‘In the Claw of the Tiger’.

Sunday 15th November (1pm) Claire and Scott Schaeffer –Duffey. Claire is a reporter for Catholic Worker; as a reporter she has covered the refugee crisis in Syria last year. She and her husband have also been to Afghanistan & Gaza. Scott wrote a book about their experiences titled: ‘Nothing is Impossible’. www.nothingisimpossiblebook.com

Monday 16th November (6pm) Richard Gage( Architect and Engineers for 9/11 truth) Presentation. AE911truth is an American non-profit organization of architects and engineers who dispute the results of official investigations into the September 11 attacks, including the 9/11 Commission Report. It supports the conspiracy theory that the World Trade Center was destroyed by explosive demolition. Founded in 2006, the group demands that the United States Congress pursue “a truly independent investigation” into the September 11 attacks as they believe government agency investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center have not addressed what it calls “massive evidence for explosive demolition.” wikipedia $3 to $10 dollar donation

Saturday 21st November ( 1 pm) Katie Green – story telling. Katie is telling a story about Sekhmet, Egyptian goddess of war.

Sunday 22nd November (1 pm) Jim Welu (director of Worcester Art Museum1986 to 2011) discusses The Monument Men: George Stout (director of Worcester Art Museum 1947 to 1954) was one of more than 350 art experts from more than a dozen countries who were recruited into the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section, MFAA, hence they were known as the Monuments Men. They went with the Allied front line as it liberated Europe to rescue art from the Nazis. At least two Monuments Men were killed.

Sunday 22nd November (2:30) Ora Szekely (Assistant professor of political science at Clark Uni) Understanding the Civil War in Syria!

Sunday 22nd November (4pm) Marty A. Barroll (Retired Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; analyst of imperialism) discusses ‘Ukraine and Avoiding Nuclear War’.

Saturday 28th November ( 1 pm) an afternoon with a group of poets, not to be missed: Richard Fox, David Williams, and Jeff Cannon, Eric W. Veterans for Peace & David Hahn poetry.

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Great Cultural Experience
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s beloved choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil. In commemoration, the choir of Trinity Church interprets this enthralling and influential achievement of modern sacred music in a special performance presented by the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative. Often referred to as the Vespers, the All-Night Vigil features richly layered settings of traditional melodies, and the composer’s own ‘conscious counterfeits’ of historic chants from the Russian Orthodox liturgy. The 90-minute performance will also include pieces by two earlier composers, Dmytro Bortnyansky and Piotr Tchaikovsky.

Prior to the performance, at 6:30 pm, BRAI Executive Director Anna Winestein will give a free talk in the Parish Hall of The Mission Church about the Vigil, the history of secular Russian composers creating sacred music, and Rachmaninoff’s legacy in the US. Click HERE to watch a variant of the lecture, or read MORE.

For ticket and discount information visit: www.trinityvespers.eventbrite.com .

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