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Melissa BurchardIn the Gallery: Wild Things: Nature Photography by Melissa J. Burchard. Opening at the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, May 28. On display through July 9. Sample the exhibit.
Van GirlNew in the Gallery: North Korean Images at Utopia's Edge. At the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, through March 12.

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Time Studies: Photographs By Mark Klett
Mark Klett directed the Rephotographic Survey Project which rephotographed places first captured during surveys of the West in the late 19th century. Matha Foley spoke to the SLU graduate in the Brush Gallery.
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Mandala Dismantling Ceremony: All Things Transitory
Visitors to St. Lawrence University's Brush Art Gallery have had an opportunity for quiet reflection while viewing a sand mandala constructed by Tenzin Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. But, like life, it isn't permanent.Tenzin returns to lead a dismantling ceremony..
The St. Lawrence University cast of "Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?" at a performance in Canton in 2011. Photo: Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
The St. Lawrence University cast of "Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?" at a performance in Canton in 2011. Photo: Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Fighting bullying with theatre and creativity

An anti-bullying organization will use a play written by a St. Lawrence University theater professor as part of its "peaceful schools" tour this spring.

SLU Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, is the author of the one-act play, Have you Filled a Bucket Today?. She says schools and parents seem eager to use the arts and creative ways to address bullying in schools.

Based on Carol McCloud's popular children's book of the same name, the play also emphasizes that bullying is wrong. The organization, Peaceful Schools, will perform the play at schools in northern and central New York throughout the 2013-2014 school year.

Halstead told Todd Moe that she first heard about McCloud's book at a meeting at her son's school, and was thrilled when McCloud gave her permission to adapt it as a play.  Go to full article
90 percent of the proceeds for this production go to Renewal House of St. Lawrence County, which works to end violence against women in the North Country. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo: <a href="">Steve Rhodes</a>, CC some rights reserved

Preview: Vagina Monologues at SLU

The Vagina Monologues, a celebrated play about female empowerment, will be performed at St. Lawrence University this weekend. The performances are Friday and Saturday night, 7 pm, in the Winston Room of the Sullivan Student Center. This year marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day Campaign, a national movement to end violence against girls and women. V-Season was inspired by the play, which debuted in New York City in 1996, and includes a wide variety of events, from local theatrical productions to film screenings and workshops.

Written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is noted for its central literary device: a series of actors giving solo speeches on topics such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth and orgasm. The monologues are based on interviews Ensler conducted with more than 200 women. Todd Moe talks with Haley Feickert and Anne Clements, co-producers of the St. Lawrence University performances. The local cast includes 16 women of varying ages and backgrounds.  Go to full article
Jupiter near the crescent moon last April. Photo: <a href="">H. Raab</a>, CC some rights reserved

Tracking the planets this spring

We're gaining about three minutes of daylight every day now, and the winter constellations such as Orion are starting to slip below the horizon. Jupiter will be the brightest object in the sky other than the moon. Look in the southwest sky in the early evening near the Pleiades. This weekend, the crescent moon will be paired up with Jupiter in the early evening.

Look for Saturn in the morning sky in the southwest. In May we will start to see Venus in the western sky close to Jupiter. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue.  Go to full article
SLU students Claude Mumbere as the Lion, and Sara Cushing as Maggie in "Hush: An Interview with America".  Tickets are free. To reserve a seat: 315-229-5748. Photo: Charlie Pepiton

Preview: "Hush" at St. Lawrence University

The spring theater production at St. Lawrence University this week examines the challenges of growing up, the power of the media and the struggle to remain unique in an...  Go to full article
Three members of the Hermon-DeKalb <i>Dominators</i> taste-test their Hillbilly Chili during the Junior Iron Chef contest in Canton.   Photo: Todd Moe

Heard up North: Young chefs have fun cooking, competing

More than two-dozen teams of young cooks from Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties gathered to show off their culinary skills in Canton on Saturday. Middle and high...  Go to full article
<i>Witness: Real Women and Strength</i> will be performed tonight, 6:30pm, in SLU's Black Box Theater. Photo: Kitty Higgins

Preview: SLU student play examines women's health issues

Women are consistently rendering images from the media of the "ideal" body type. This has driven women to sacrifice their natural shape with unhealthy practices. Abigail Moss...  Go to full article
Violinist Ingrid Matthews and harpsichordist Byron Schenkman.

In Concert: Seattle Baroque Soloists in Canton

Five members of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra will share their passion for early music at a concert tonight (8 pm) in the Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall at St. Lawrence...  Go to full article
Barry Torres conducting The Laurentian Singers. Photo: Joel Hurd

The Laurentian Singers: Bach and Baroque for the Season

A student choral group, The Laurentian Singers, directed by Barry Torres, joined us on the Eight O'Clock Hour, live from Peterson/Kermani Hall on the Canton campus...  Go to full article
A scene from "Terra Nova." Photo: Pendragon Theatre

Theater is bridge between two Saranac Lake organizations

Theater is the bridge in between two very different organizations in Saranac Lake: Pendragon Theater, and St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center.

For...  Go to full article
The Rockwell Kent collections at SLU consist of over 100 pieces of correspondence, prints, books, drawings and ephemera.  (Photo: Special Collections)

Rockwell Kent as gifted printmaker, book artist, author

Part of an exhibition of Rockwell Kent's work at St. Lawrence University explores his literary side. Kent was one of America's most famous 20th century artists, and owned a...  Go to full article

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