Live Long and Prosper
Among other things.
Leonard Nimoy, a/k/a Mister Spock of the original Star Trek series and films, grew up in Boston, in the neighborhood that surrounds the Museum of Science. Assuming the success of a $1 million fundraising campaign, the Museum will honor Nimoy with an outdoor sculpture by local artist David Phillips. What else would it be but Spock’s Vulcan salute, a hand gesture that generations of Trekkies love to emulate? For more details, click here. (Artist’s rendering, above, courtesy of the Museum of Science)
AVA Gallery’s Dance Through the Windows: Artful previously reported on Ellen Smith Ahern’s opening night dance performance. It was viewed through AVA’s windows by an audience on the sidewalk in Lebanon NH and live through Zoom. The Zoom viewing experience was less than ideal due to technological glitches. Here’s the better version, with music that’s audible and powerful choreography and execution by the artist.
Artful. Whether you’re a longtime reader or one of the 60 (!) new subscribers that signed up for Artful last Tuesday (definitely a record and thank you to everyone again, especially to Rob Gurwitt for the mention of our 1000-subscriber milestone in Daybreak), you may have questions. So here’s a few facts.
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And in case you are wondering . . . Susan B. Apel shuttered a lifelong career as a law professor to continue an interest (since kindergarten) in writing. Her freelance business, The Next Word, includes literary and feature writing; her work has appeared in a variety of lit mags and other publications including Art New England, The Woven Tale Press, The Arts Fuse, and Persimmon Tree. She connects with her neighbors through Artful, her blog about arts and culture in the Upper Valley. She’s in love with the written word.