Commentary and discussion of the Saint Anselm Community

2nd Sketchbook Workshop; Monday 10/18 6:30-8PM

Oct 18 2010 6:30 pm



Monday, Comiskey Center, 6:30-8pm. Will revisit Screenprinting, Inkjet/Laser Print Transfer Methods, Monoprinting, and other Fun Stuff.



Gelatin prints will be available again with more gelatin plates. Check it out!

Special Comment on the Statement on Inclusiveness and Sexual Orientation

What follows is a special comment on the status of homosexual students at Saint Anselm College following the recent Statement on Inclusiveness and Sexual Orientation.  It is likely that the four months and 1200 miles that separate me from graduating from Saint Anselm give me the candor to write this, for I discuss topics I found made me squirm in my seat during my time there; I know I was not alone when I found the topic of homosexuality taboo at Saint Anselm.  As far as the title of this blog entry goes, I find that titles are best left to friends, admirers, and antagonists, as mine tend to be absurdly dull and/or literal.  If this is actually read by anyone, feel free to leave in a comment a suggestion for a better title, in addition to any positive or negative feedback.  

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The 2nd Annual Health Promotion Fair in Gadbois November 16-17

Nov 16 2010 4:00 pm
Nov 17 2010 6:00 pm

The 2nd Annual Health Promotion Fair Presented by the Sophomore Nursing Class


1st Sketchbook Project Workshop - SCREENPRINTING DEMO

Oct 5 2010 3:30 pm

Hello, Sketchbookers!

First workshop was a great success! See Pictures Here.

Our 1st Sketchbook Workshop will be this coming Tuesday at 3:30-5:30pm, starting in the Comiskey Gallery.

Megan Bogonovich, ceramics professor, will be doing a Screenprinting Demonstration for us. She'll bring a variety of designs for you to chose from for one of your sketchbook pages. From there we'll talk about how to incorporate prints, images and  other found patterns into your sketchbook and how to incorporate your theme.


There will be a variety of materials available with which to work. A 2nd Workshop is planned for the following week and will be discussed on Tuesday.

Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to share -we'll have a table out in the gallery for this purpose.

Questions?   contact: Kimberly Kersey Asbury,

Megan Bogonovich

MEGAN BOGONOVICH'S ceramic vessels with screen printing 

Walt Whitman Poetry Reading October 18 at 5PM in Bradley

Oct 18 2010 5:00 pm




Walt Whitman Poetry Reading

October 18 at 5PM in Bradley


Bring your favorite Walt Whitman poem and we'll read and discuss.


Food and Refreshments provided.

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. 

Art Hike on Mount Monadnock

Some Pictures from the Lucubrations Art Hike on Mount Monadnock, September 25, 2010.

Rachelle Beaudoin participated in "Factory, Who?"

Sep 26 2010 12:38 pm



Saturday, September 18
8 pm til late

Flux Factory invites you to an evening of performance art followed by a raucous dance party, themed on the people of Andy Warhol’s Factory.

Prof. Dalton's Greeting to the Film Discussion Series Showing of Inglorious Basterds

 Prof. Dalton's Recorded message shown before the Film Discussion Series showing of Inglorious Basterds.



Defending Dominic Hall From Zombies

 A PDF of this sensitive below document can also be downloaded at the bottom of this posting via an attachment. (It is recommended to read this document as a PDF for the full effect)


Special Topic: Defending Dominic Hall From Zombies

Open Poetry Reading - Dublin, NH this Sunday night

Sep 19 2010 4:30 pm




Sunday, Sept. 19th

Del Rossi's Trattoria, Rte 137N, Dublin, NH 03444

4:30pm Social/Sign-up;

"Celebration of Life" at Essex Art Center for Prof. Sweet (slideshow)

The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Marvin Sweet

took place at the Essex Art Center in Massachusetts on July 3, 2010. 


The Department of Fine Arts is planning a gathering in his honor in Comiskey this fall. Please watch for the announcement.

Marvin A. Sweet - In Memoriam

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


Celebration of Life Event for Prof. Marvin Sweet



"SWEET, Marvin A. 57, died unexpectedly, June 26, 2010 in Boston.
imageReceiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, he was an award winning ceramist, author of numerous articles on artistic influences shared between Eastern and Western cultures, and his acclaimed book, The Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar was presented by President Hu Hintao, People's Republic of China, as a cultural exchange gift to Yale University. Professor Sweet has taught ceramics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, Art Institute of Boston and the former Bradford 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 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:

Lotus Lien, formerly of the Meelia Center, featured in Show at McGowan Fine Art

Sep 2 2010 11:36 pm


"All For One And One For All"
Smoke and Saggar fired porcelain and stoneware
13 ½ x 5 x 5

All For One And One For All



Be True Theatre: A Night of One Acts at Comiskey Saturday at 7:30

Sep 4 2010 7:30 pm


Saturday at 7:30 pm in the Comiskey Building of Saint Anselm College there will be a FREE performance of our three One Acts: A Charm of Powerful Trouble; Roadhouse in Arden and Bob's Date. Besides free the performance is also you should go

A Night of One Acts Featuring:

noticeA Charm of Powerful Trouble – Written and Directed by Kaitlin Burroughs with Assistant Director Katelyn Tustin
Amanda O’Donnell – Amelia
Chad Boutin - Henry
Charles Hall -  Brian
Katie Ferrara – Maya
Katelyn Tustin – Francesca

The Roadhouse in Arden – Directed by Shannon O’Hearn
Rob Lemire – Robin
Laura Foley -  Immortality
Brian Kelly – Hamlet
Regina Federico – Cleopatra
Aimee Baker – Francis B
Katie McNamera – William S

Bob’s Date – Directed by Jill Buratto with Assistant Director Rob Lemire
Amanda O’Donnell – Nerves
Katie O’Donnell – Logic
Rob Lemire – Libido
Brian Kelly – Bull
Christina Salerno – Confidance
Melissa Tivnan – Emotion
Katelyn Tustin – Memory

Producer – Katie O’Donnell
Stage Manger – Nicole Love
Props – Amanda O’Donnell

St. A's is doing the Sketchbook Project

Saint Anselm is Doing a Sketchbook

**The deadline has passed for the Saint Anselm discount, but feel free to order direct from the link above and join us. 

  • 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 -

Great Books Society: Wordsworth and Coleridge Poetry Reading

Sep 6 2010 6:00 pm

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