Commentary and discussion of the Saint Anselm Community
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Sunday, Sept. 19th
Del Rossi's Trattoria, Rte 137N, Dublin, NH 03444
It is with a very heavy heart that I post this obituary. I realize for some this will be news.
Marvin Sweet, Ceramics Professor in Fine Arts, died suddenly from an aneurism this summer. As many of you know, he had been battling heart trouble and, most recently, cancer. He had been recovering quite miraculously from both of these ailments, and it was therefore a great shock to learn that we'd lost him in the end.
Prof. Sweet was known for his acerbic humor, his passion for teaching, implacable standards - both for himself and for his students, his artistic talent, and, not least, his kindness and empathy for others. We owe a great debt to him here at the college for what he contributed to our ceramics program.
We are transformed in Comiskey by his absence. His presence and role in the department are irreplaceable.
Colleague, mentor and dear friend, Marvin, we will miss you much. Thank you for all you gave and for your time with us!
- Prof. Kimberly Kersey Asbury on behalf the Fine Arts Studio Faculty at Saint Anselm College
His ceramic work has received many prizes and awards including the Artists Foundation Fellowship Award and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant.
His creative spirit, love of learning and teaching, will be sorely missed by his loving wife of 27 years, Catherine Jason; his mother, Mildred Sweet; sister, Barbara Sweet; proud niece and nephew, Deborah and Daniel Ben-David; and his dear friends, colleagues and students. HIs father, Harold Sweet, predeceased him.
A "Celebration of Life" will be held Saturday, July 3, 2010 from 1 to 3 P.M.at Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840 and donations in his memory may be made to Essex Art Center. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 36 W. Main St., MERRIMAC"
More about Marvin and his work:
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Saint Anselm is Doing a Sketchbook
- Saint Anselm is participating in the Sketchbook Project from Arthouse as a college community, spear-headed by Fine Arts & Lucubrations.
- We received a discount as a group to both purchase & digitize the sketchbooks.
- We'll hold our own mini-exhibition at the end of the fall semester to share what our sketchbook/journal entries have produced.
- You fill up your sketchbook by January 15 and we ship them off to join a whirlwind tour of 6 exhibitions. One of the 1st stops is Portland, Maine and then NYC, then off to western states.
- When the sketchbooks come back, they become part of a permanent collection housed at the Brooklyn Art Museum in NY.
- Writing, Prose, Collage, Painting, Stitching, Drawing, Doodling, Photography are all valid approaches to tackling these themed sketchbooks which, for many Fine Arts courses this fall, will augment the usual sketchbook/journal requirements and provide students with ready subject matter with which to experiment and respond.
- We'll post ongoing lists of tips and mini-assignments for filling up your sketchbook on Lucubrations and host a couple of Sketchbook parties in Comiskey with art supplies and fun and easy techniques. Questions? email: Prof. Asbury - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Sketchbook is here! Below you will find some terrific videos to help you jump in and get started! Focus on text, photos, or start adding found images, drawings, paint:
Beautiful & Simple How-To Books
Now are available (for Reference only) in Room 7, Comiskey Art Building.
Subjects including: MIXED MEDIA, INKJET PRINT-OUT TRANSFERS, ALTERED BOOKS & the BOOK AS ART.
Some interesting takes on Sketchbooks:
Great Books Society: Wordsworth and Coleridge Poetry Reading
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Goody Blake, The Thorn, and more.
Bring your favorite Wordsworth or Colereidge poem to read
Food (Baked Albatross?) and Refreshments (Water water everywhere) provided
Bradley House Lounge
Elsa Voelcker's work in "Hot Hot Hot!", An Exhibition by The Central Massachusetts Women’s Caucus for Art
It's “Hot Hot Hot!” at Rollstone Studios for the next few weeks.
Quatrain Release and Poetry Reading
The 2010 issue of the Quatrain was released at an event at the Chapel Arts Center on Thursday April 15. The theme of this issue was Refractions of Light and featured a cover image by Rose Forrester. The issue had a new layout incorporating images produced with the help of Nicole Spezzaferri, who was recognized during the ceremony by Chief Editor Krista Pierce.
Great Books Society: Baudelaire Poetry Reading and Discussion
Friday, April 30, 2010
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bradley House Lounge
A unique day of exhibition and programming
Video Of Macbeth Performance from Shakespeare's Birthday.
10 minutes of video. This will take a few seconds to load.
Clips of Prof. Brown, Father Peter, Prof Koneiczka,and Prof. Kuehne Reading Sonnets at Shakespeare's Birthday
Clips of Prof. Brown, Father Peter, Prof Koneiczka,and Prof. Kuehne Reading Sonnets at Shakespeare's Birthday. April 23. 2010.
Clip 1: Prof. Brown
Clp 2: Father Peter
Clip 3: Prof Koneiczka
Clip 4: Prof. Kuehne