Friday, January 11, 2008

Susan Else (BSLUG - Porter College) Soft Sculpture Exhibit , Lowell, Mass.

One of Susan Else's works will be exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Mass. from Jan. 19 through March 29.

Exhibit name: Puzzled & Board
Susan's work: Your Move
New England Quilt Museum

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Artemis March, course at Cambridge Center for Adult Education on January 24, 5:30-7:30

Caregiving for the Dying: Are You Ready?
When: Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Registration: 617-547-6789 $38

The course given by Artemis March draws on her book, Dying into Grace, and focuses on the caregiving side of the dance.

Family caregivers provide 80% of the long-term care in this country. Tens of millions of us have, are, or will take on increasing responsibility for an aging/dying parent or loved one, but, in our death-phobic culture, few of us are prepared.

This course is designed to give caregivers their bearings in daunting and unfamiliar territory where there is no rewind button, and validate those who have completed a journey by giving shape, structure, and dignity to this culturally devalued role.

Directed to family caregivers, this course also provides useful tools to professionals who support them, as well as to professional caregivers and those who train them.

For more info, please visit Dying into Grace.

JD Southard (Cowell 1980) Launch of CD, “Fullness of Heart”

What: Launch of JD's CD "Fullness of Heart"
When: Tuesday December 11th, 2007
Where: (see/hear the CD)
How: A lot of hard work! and some great reviews! and On Air!

ON AIR in rotation on WRHU:
"'Round & 'Round" (on the Jazz Cafe Program- 1-4pm )
"You Keep Me Waiting" (on the Rock & Roll Oasis Program- 4-7 pm)

Please Call to request these songs:
Toll Free- 1-877-887-WRHU (9748)

Listen to the WRHU streaming radio program.

JiCE - record producer at Sizzle Records writes:

"You have a beautiful voice and the songs you wrote speak to the listener and tell a wonderful story. I particularly like the third track "Paper Bags", your intonation and delivery remind me a great deal of Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries. I will do my best to pass it along to someone who might be able to steer you in the right direction. No promises, but I enjoyed the CD and will try to get it into the right hands."

Jill Hoy—Art Exhibit, Jan. 2-Apr. 2, 2008, Boston

Jill Hoy, artist and UCSC alum, is having an an art exhibit in Boston with an artist's reception, Jan. 17. Jill first discovered the difference between American lights when travelling back and forth to Santa Cruz from Maine where she now lives.
Check out:

Jill Hoy
Selected Paintings
Jan. 2 - Apr. 2, 2008

Reception for the Artist
Jan. 17, 5-8 p.m.

Thos. Moser Showroom
19 Arlington Street
Boston, Massachusetts
tel. 617-224-1245
Gallery hours: 10-6, Mon-Sat.; 11-5 Sunday

Wayside Inn Picnic (So. Sudbury, Mass., July 21, 2007, 11:30 a.m.)

It was a beautiful early summer day. Maria had prepared a fantastic feast of sandwich fixings, cookies and drinks. We lounged around on the grass, watching wedding parties get their photos taken in front of the gristmill and watched one actual wedding in it's brief entirety. We also witnessed the arrival of Lee, the Horselogger, escorted by the police down Wayside Inn Road. Lee has ridden his horse-drawn covered wagon from Montana to Boston?! So, that was quite a sight. We visited the miller in the Gristmill, who explained how the mill works. And then, we meandered over to the tavern and had a great glass of Wayside Inn draught beer over great conversation.

Peak’s Outing (Saturday, August 11, 2007)

If this was our last outing to Peak's, at least we're going out with a bang! It was such a great party. Many many thanks to Judy without whom the event would never have happened. And an equal number of thanks to Pennie, who returned to her role of party organizer extraordinaire. And last, but not least, our eternal gratitude goes to Bill for his hospitality, giving us the opportunity to have a picnic in such a special location.

The morning began bright and early for Judy and Pennie who headed up to Peak's from Boston at 6 a.m. They finished all the food shopping and were on the ferry by 10 a.m., so everything was under control by the time the rest of us arrived around 1 p.m. The weather was glorious - hot and bright in the sun, cool and pleasant in the shade. By the time 2 p.m. came around, we were ready to dig into the fabulous picnic that Judy and Pennie had prepared for us: sandwich fixings, fresh guacamole, delicious pasta salad, watermelon, and ice cream. One BSLUG husband came with a guitar which was a great ice breaker. Other people played the guitar, people sang - it was really wonderful.

After lunch a group of us walked around the island. By the time we got back it was time to hop on the ferry back, exhausted but happy.

Zoe Rath took many photos of the day.

And here’s a link to a few more photos taken by Beata.

Thanks again to all who helped make this such a splendid outing.

Lucia Small (Cowell, 1986) film screening at Boston MFA, Jan. 16 at 7:30

Dear BSLUGs,

Fellow Slug, Lucia Small, has recently completed, along with collaborator, Ed Pincus, an independent documentary about the Hurricane Katrina diaspora. See "The Axe in the Attic" has enormous potential to launch important discussions around the country and the world about the long standing issues of race and poverty. It can also serve as a reminder of the many people displaced by Hurricane Katrina trying to still put their lives together in the Diaspora, and how we as citizens must challenge ourselves to make a difference.

"One of the most challenging and unsettling American films of the year." Livia Bloom, Cinema Scope Magazine

Come to the Boston Premiere:

Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night of Boston's Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Museuam of Fine Arts. The directors will be present for Q & A. A reception to follow.

For tickets, visit the Boston MFA website:

If you plan on attending, please email me so that we can see how many BSLUGs will be attending.

Please come out and support this important work by Lucia!

Looking forward to seeing you there-