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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


Quatrain Release and Poetry Reading

Quatrain Release and Poetry Reading

The 2010 issue of the Quatrain was released at an event at the Chapel Arts Center on Quatrain CoverThursday 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.





Pictures from Professor Dalton's Party

Pictures from Prof. Drew Dalton's Party April 27 2010.

April Tree near Geisel Library by Claudia Bissett

April Tree near Geisel Library by Claudia Bissett

April Tree near Geisel Library by Claudia Bissett

Great Books Society Baudelaire Reading and Discussion

Apr 30 2010 3:00 pm

Great Books Society: Baudelaire Poetry Reading and Discussion

Friday, April 30, 2010
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bradley House Lounge

Chapel Arts Tout Ensemble Friday April 30

Apr 30 2010 10:00 am
Apr 30 2010 4:00 pm

Tout Ensemble

A unique day of exhibition and programming



Lucubrations site translated into Music from Codeorgan

Hit play to hear this page

or go to Codeorgan and paste in Our main page sounds great.

We sound much cooler than or, for example.

Video Of Macbeth Performance from Shakespeare's Birthday.

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

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