Spearheaded by Social Justice, this series celebrates art
and its diverse makers, forms, and functions.
“CELEBRATIONS: Photographic Digital Montages”
By “Duffy” (Edith Royce) Schade
Photo montage on right: Harbor Seal.
In the sanctuary during March:
Duffy, as Edith Royce Schade is known at UUSE, will be showing some of her work during the month of March. This unusual, if not unique, medium combines her photography and her painting, putting them together digitally.
Artist’s statement, from Duffy: “I’ve been a photographer since my teens. It took me over a half-century to discover that I could also paint. I started playing with watercolors, and then acrylics. With the development of digital imagery and particularly Photoshop, I discovered I could combine these two media. I could extract a part of one of my photographs, create a painting that would expand on idea that image, then scan the painting and combine the two in layers–digitally. These digital montages celebrate family members, a friend, pets, and the natural world. They come from a mystical part of me. They transcend my usual ability—in fact I have not been able to create a new one in about four years. Perhaps showing them here will reawaken my inspiration. I hope that they will inspire the creative spirits of those who look at them.” Duffy will donate 30% of sales to UUS:E.
SATURDAY, MAY 31, STARTING AT 6:00 p.m.!
We’ll experience the phenomenal talents of young poets from UpWords Poetry, a program dedicated to promoting literacy, the power of the spoken word, and justice around the world. Led by poet, performer, and teacher Elizabeth Thomas. May not be appropriate for children under ten.
PAST ARTSMASH EVENTS:
“Our current environmental crises have emerged from the slow unraveling of connections between body, mind, spirit and the earth.” Starhawk, internationally renowned author and social activist will describe how to reweave these broken connections. “ We need to invoke a deeper source of power, a power from within.”
Thursday, March 7, 7-9 PM
Meetinghouse, 153 Vernon Street West
Manchester, CT 06042
Suggested donation $5
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information on Starhawk, go to http://www.starhawk.org/
Saturday, January 19, 7 – 9PM at UUS:E
“Hymns and Other Spiritual Songs: A Listening Party and Performance with Bishop John Selders”
Bishop John Selders, AIDS activist, GBLTQ civil rights leader and pastor ofAmistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, has just released a CD of gospel music entitled “Hymns and Other Spiritual Songs.” At this Listening Party we will hear some of the recordings and Bishop Selders will perform, as well as discuss gospel music and his own creative process.
The Coffeehouse Welcomes
Spoken Word Artist Chris Sims
Great music & The Community Writing Challenge!
Spoken word artist, Christopher D. Sims (aka UniverSoulLove), is a Unitarian Universalist from Rockford, IL and a good friend of Rev. Josh’s. He is a member of The Unitarian Church of Rockford and was recently elected to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Nominating Committee. Christopher is an internationally known poet, spoken word artist, performer, and recording artist. Born and raised in Rockford, IL, he began delving into the poetry and spoken word realm in the late 90s. He first performed at the Sidewalk Cafe, formerly of emphis, TN, and later became a regular performer at Precious Cargo. He has performed at the Memphis Black Writers & Film Festival and at venues in ashington, DC, Toronto, Chicago and New York City.
Christopher’s work does not stop with poetry. He sees many linkages between the arts and community organizing, social justice activism, education, and being a positive role model for youth. He has recently used his poetry to stimulate positive change in response to Occupy Wall Street and the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin in March of 2012.
For more information please contact the church office at 860-646-5151860-646-5151 or email@example.com.
Photographic Digital Montages
“Duffy” (Edith Royce) Schade