Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fortune Cookie

Fortune Cookie: There is a prospect of a thrilling time ahead for you.

2 Pages/2 Voices

Performance: Monday, February 7, 8 p.m. at Writers & Books.
Free and open to the public

Join us for an entertaining evening of readings of plays written by Rochester-area writers. In honor of our 30th Anniversary each play will include the word “30” at some point. Produced in association with Geva Theatre Center.

Selected Plays: Becoming Mother by Liz Bell, Believe? by Mary Ellen Donohoe, Why Lazarus? by Chuck Lyons, Burty's Thirty by Steve Donner, Right Turn in Palmyra by Byron Wilmot, Thirty Burros and a Bale of Hay by Len Messineo, Leave a Message by Carolyn Koourofsky,The President and the Speechwriter by Martin Naparsteck, The New Dad by Mark Jabaut, Lost Track of Time by M. J. Iuppa.

On Monday afternoon, I will attend a rehearsal of my 2 minute play. I love this process. Learn so much about characters' interaction, pacing, interpretation. I'm excited to see this year's showcase. In the past, the 2 minute plays have been so entertaining-- a range of subjects and emotions.

Recommend Seeing this:

Wine and Spirit: Rituals, Remedies and Revelry

January 30–April 10, 2011 in the Grand Gallery
Exhibition opening party January 29

Greek black-figured skyphos from Wine and SpiritsSince its invention eight millennia ago, wine has been considered the elixir of the gods and the tonic of choice for ordinary mortals. Its uses range from religious to social to medicinal, with effects on the body and mind that run the gamut from spiritual elevation to physical and moral dissipation.

This traveling exhibition includes more than 100 objects that illustrate the transformative effects of wine. The earliest is a Neolithic wine jar dated 5400-5000 BCE; the latest, a 2009 painting by New York artist Leonard Porter. In between, works by 17th-century Dutch masters are featured alongside prints, drawings and photos by such artists as Honoré Daumier and Pablo Picasso. The show also includes Greek vases, Roman glassware, Renaissance vessels, rare books and manuscripts. Complete list of programs and events

This exhibition was organized by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, with support from the Warbeke Art Museum Fund and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Friends of Art. In Rochester, it is underwritten by the Estate of Irving Germanow, with additional support from Bob and Joanne Gianniny, ESL Federal Credit Union, and an anonymous gift in honor of Nancy Holowka and Karen Stolt.


Recent acceptances online now: Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Hobble Creek Review, Postcard Shorts. Others forthcoming from Twenty20 Journal (short forms), The Prose-Poem Project, Blueline., Nova Scotia Review. Print Journals Received: The Chariton Review, Tar River Review, Off the Coast (review).

This weekend on the farm . . .

Hmmm. Always work to do. The stormy weather this past week gave everyone a bit of pause. They had predicted 2 feet of snow, which (thankfully) didn't happen.

I created an infinity scarf. It's a loop that you can loop in a glamorous way and feel cozy warm.

I want to enter the 6X6 art exhibit at RoCo this year. It's a fund-raiser for the gallery, and in the past few years the entries have been wonderful. Unfortunately, I missed my opportunity to purchase some of the work. This year I will make a purchase. Have to get to the exhibit early!

Here are the details:

6x6x2011: Global

June 4 - July 10, 2011
Artworks Due: May 1
Preview Hours: June 1, 2 & 3, 1-10pm
Opening Reception & Artwork Sale: June 4, 6-10pm
$5 opening night admission
7:30pm raffle for buyer positions 1-20
8:00pm all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 6 at 10am
Sold Out Artist Names Revealed to Public: July 1 *New!
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 10, 11 & 12
Cash prizes: Awarded by popular vote. *New!

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