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Home is Where the Art is

BY ROSITA GILSENAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Rosita Gilsenan's talk outlines the inspirational influences on her artwork, from the mystical landscapes of Ireland to the influence of her mother who died in 2015.

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The Art of the Stitch

BY ELAINE KNIGHT
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Elaine Knight presents a variety of embroidery work, both hers and others, to give a little perspective on the art. All the work is hand done and chosen to depict stitches, the basis of this art.

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Ask the Delphic Oracle

BY DONNA SPECTOR
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Donna Spector  Poet, teacher and playwright takes her students to Greece and asks, "Do you wish you could pose a question to the world’s most famous psychic, the Delphic Oracle, on Mount Parnassos."

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My Ancestors: a ghost, a mutineer, a traitor, and a witch.

BY GRETCHEN GIBBS
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Gretchen Gibbs’ ancestors come mainly from England.  A psychologist turned writer, in the writing of books about these ancestors, The Book of Maggie Bradstreet and Anne of the Fens, she learned more interesting facts about her family tree.

 

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Coming into Form

BY PHYLLIS LEHMAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Phyllis Lehman is a painter, an energy therapist and a retired teacher. She tells about, how interest in spirituality, energy healing, teaching  and art come together in her paintings. Her art studio is in Warwick, New York.  She also works with clients through the healing arts. 

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Growing Up in the Peace Corps

BY GEOFFERY HOWARD
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Geoffery Howard   I entered the Peace Corps at the age of 20, heading off to Senegal in West Africa, a country I had never heard of. That experience changed my life. From community development in a small Senegalese village to community involvement in a small Hudson Valley town, there is a connection that stretches over half a century.

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A Short Introduction to the Principality of Wales

BY PATRICIA DEBRUHL
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

Patricia DeBruhl is a retired teacher and former resident of Wales who has lived in Warwick, New York for the last thirty seven years. The presentation gives a short introduction to various aspects of life in Wales, including some historical facts, cultural background and some of the beautiful scenery.
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Chickens at Home

BY ANNE HANSON
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

Anne Hanson enjoys writing and drawing and playing the piano. Unexpectedly, some chickens came to visit in 2011 and never left.

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The Mystery of Mimbres Pottery

BY ROSLYN FASSETT
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

While traveling through the Gila Wilderness area in New Mexico, Roslyn Fassett  drove into the valley of the Mimbres people. Always having been attracted by tribal art, she focused on Mimbres pottery. Their polychrome clay bowls are greatly valued today. Rediscovered in the last century, valued and looted, the designs illustrate aspects of their everyday lives, ritual and otherworldly beliefs.

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Trout Fishing - where it all began, a rite of passage

BY HARVEY GREENWALD
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

Harvey Greenwald has been a professional artisan, designer, craftsman for 50 years. He is also a poet, story teller and writer of stories. He has had a love of rivers and trout fishing since he got his first grown-up haircut.  Paying attention to everything about this rite becomes his initiation into trout fishing.

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Paper Making in Japan

BY REBECCA PRY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

Rebecca Pry is an artist living and working in Warwick, NY.   Her work, heavily inspired by the patterns and imagery created by nature and her surroundings, has been published in books and magazines, on apparel, accessories, home goods, and stationery. She tells about her trip to Japan where she learned how to make traditional Japanese washi.

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Surprising Sloths

BY PATRICIA FOXX
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

Pat Foxx is an artist who loves to travel and observe the incredible manifestations of nature. She shares some interesting facts about the life and perils of Sloths she encountered in Costa Rica.