Craft Ensemble: Chamber Music Among Friends
Sunday, February 3rd at the Amherst Town Library
AMHERST – The Amherst Town Library is pleased to continue the winter concert series with “The Craft Ensemble: Chamber Music Among Friends” on Sunday, February 3, 2019 4:00-5:00PM. The Craft Ensemble came together to play Schubert’s great C-major Cello Quintet in an Interpretations Masterclass with Ben Zander in early 2016. Since then, they have performed all over New England, as trio, string- and clarinet-quartet, piano- and cello-quintet, and string sextet. The Craft Ensemble comprises a core string quartet of Colleen Brannen and Amy Sims on violin, violist Amelia Hollander Ames, and Velleda Miragias on cello. They are all busy freelancers in the Boston area, with engagements at A Far Cry, Boston Baroque, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Philharmonic, Handel & Haydn Society, Odyssey Opera, Orchestra of Indian Hill, the Portland Symphony, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic, as well as frequent “away” projects.
Cellist Eleanor Hilly Blake, violist Emily Rome, pianist Elaine Rombola Aveni, and clarinetist Rane Moore are favorite collaborators and members of the Craft sphere.
You will enjoy their musical adventures. Chamber music feeds the soul, and there’s nothing they love more than sharing it with each other, and with new audiences!
The winter concert series, which is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will continue on Sunday, March 24 with Rantin’ Pipe and Tremblin’ String: Early Music of Scotland.
All adult programs offered at the Amherst Town Library are free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for each program due to space limitations. You can register for these events listed above by calling 673-2288 or by visiting the website at www.amherstlibrary.org and selecting the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”
DNA Testing for Genealogy at ATL
AMHERST – You’ve seen the commercials for 23andME and AncestryDNA. Maybe someone even gave you one for Christmas. But you have questions. Come to the Amherst Town Library on Wednesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00PM for a 2-part series on DNA testing for genealogy presented by Dr. Sandy Murray.
Part I (Jan. 23) - How Does DNA Help with Your Genealogical Research?
The first talk is an overview for the person who isn’t sure whether to test or not as well as the person who has tested but doesn’t know quite what the results mean or how to analyze them. It will include many examples (stories) and include information for adoptees, privacy concerns, etc.
Part II (Jan. 30) - You Have Your DNA Results - Now What?
The second talk explores the different testing sites in more detail and each of their tools, how to keep records and contact your matches, transfer data between companies, etc. There are many brand new tools to help analyze results now. This talk will be most helpful for those who have already tested and want to know how to analyze all the advanced features at the different companies. It includes new basic ways of sorting out matches that seem problematical (adoptions, no trees, minimal information). This will be interactive and will include plenty of time for questions.
All adult programs offered at the Amherst Town Library are free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for each program due to space limitations. Please register for each session of the series individually. You can register for these events listed above by calling 673-2288 or by visiting the website at www.amherstlibrary.org and selecting the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”
Blossom: A Hands-on Mixed Media Workshop
Monday, January 28 at the Amherst Town Library
AMHERST – Brighten up a January night with a mixed media workshop at the Amherst Town Library! Join us on Monday, January 28 at 6:30PM and explore color, details, and text while using paint, ink and gels. You will start with a touch of color and layer up from that adding a lush blossom to top it off. Have some fun and create a beautiful garden ready to frame, hang on your wall, and enjoy for years to come. All skill levels are welcome to take part, and all materials will be provided.
The workshop will be led by Rebecca Killeen-Brown, a local artist working in photography and mixed media. Currently she offers mixed media workshops so people can explore their creative side, and a photography lecture on the beauty of old buildings. Her work has been on display at the Hollis Social Library, Rodgers Memorial Library, Fitchburg Art Museum, Loading Dock Gallery, Design 639, Beaver Brook Fall Festival, Wild Salamander, Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford Public Library, Wilton Public Library, Townsend Meeting Gallery, ArtUp Lowell, and as part of the Currier Photo Slam Slideshow. She enjoys making a mess while creating mixed media pieces that are explosions of color, it allows her to freely create pieces from my mind.
All adult programs offered at the Amherst Town Library are free and open to the public. However, registration is REQUIRED for each program due to space limitations. Because of the limited number of attendees, this program is limited to Amherst Town Library cardholders.
You can register for these events listed above by calling 673-2288 or by visiting the website at www.amherstlibrary.org and selecting the “Community Services” tab, then click on drop down “Sign-Up for Programs.”
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Love, Lust and Betrayal: An Art Talk
AMHERST – Love, Lust and Betrayal: an art talk at the Amherst Town Library, Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Adult Reading Room.
Love has inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries. This program looks at depictions of love, desire and heartache throughout the history of art. Enjoy images that capture the giddy joy and excitement of new romances, from first flirtations to sensual seductions and analyze scenes of break-ups and betrayal. This presentation includes works by well-known masters through the ages including Botticelli, Fragonard, Renoir and Chagall.
Presenter Jane Oneail curates and delivers engaging art talks to audiences throughout New England. Jane holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Jane first started teaching in the arts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA, an experience that ignited a lifelong passion for helping others to connect through the arts.She is a NH native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has taught Art History at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Thomas Jefferson - First Foodie
AMHERST – Life, liberty, and the pursuit of good food. Learn how the man who gave America its credo influenced its cuisine. at the Amherst Town Library, Wednesday February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Adult Reading Room.
Presenter Anthony Guerriero has a B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Salem State College and a Masters in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts. For 14 years, he was the Senior Visiting Instructor of American History at Salem State. Since 2007, he has served as a Panel Judge for the Profiles in Courage Essay Award for High School Students through the JFK Library Foundation, serves on the Board of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State and the Board of the Lynnfield Parish Collaborative.