Book Discussion: Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
Tuesday, October 4 & 11, 2022, 7 pm
Julia Alvarez’s voice vibrates with cultural duality. Her latest novel, Afterlife, braids the loss of a spouse, an undocumented worker’s personal drama, the fate of New England dairy farmers depending on their shadow-immigrants, and small town Vermont life into a tale of our times. Alvarez, American born, who returned to the Dominican Republic with her family for the first ten years of her life and then fled back to America with them in 1960, keeps her heritage alive in all her books. From Saving the World, the tale of a 19th-century Spanish expedition sent to vaccinate Spain’s American colonies against smallpox woven with a contemporary tale to In the Time of the Butterflies, the heart-wrenching account of the Mirabal sisters assassinated in 1960 under Trujillo’s brutal regime and now, Afterlife, she pulls us into the arc of deep history, politics, and cultural identity that has shaped her own life experience. Participants are encouraged to read the novel first and come to share ideas as we celebrate her contribution to American literature.
Dreamer’s House and Anomalies in Time: Photographs by Regina DeLuise and Jay Gould
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 2-4 pm
Come and explore the past time processes of tintype and collodion used to bring forth the splendid photographs of their exhibition Dreamer's House and Anomalies in Time with this lecture demo.
Active Aging Week
Printing in Clay
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 11 am
Get your hands dirty working with clay. Learn hand-building techniques to create tiles, pinch pots, and more, and then decorate the surfaces by pressing leaves, flowers, and lace into the clay. Show off your creation to your friends and family. Even the beginner can participate! Space is limited; register early.
FREE; Ages 60 & better
Thursday, September 15, 2022, 1 pm
Become mesmerized and create your own unique abstract painting. This art technique uses fluid acrylics to pour onto a flat canvas that when manipulated, will affect the flow and direction of the paint. Become the next Michelangelo or Jackson Pollock! This workshop is great for experienced and beginner students.
FREE; Ages 60 or better