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Bridges: Art of Connections
2007 art show - April 22 - May 18 2007

Sliding Out of the Frame

MORNING LIGHT
Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy 2005
Photograph
Ron Rosenstock

Edgartown
SILVER GELATIN PRINT

Edgartown, MA August 23, 2000
Stephen DiRado

Two Guys
TWO GUYS
Sculpture
Tom Kellner

Elm Park
ELM PARK BRIDGE
Silver Gelatin Print
David Snay

Gilliam
JOURNEY
Oil on Canvas
Chris Greene

Gilliam
NORTH TO ZION
Photograph
Chris Buelow

 

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bridges
October Bridge, by Carrie Crane

In its fifth annual art show, Goddard House explored the countless ways people make connections: physically, metaphysically, spiritually, culturally, and symbolically. Bridges included the diverse works of 26 local artists, including photography, painting, sculpture, pen and ink, engraving, collage, mixed-media, and fiber.

The artists: Michael Backunas, Pat Bock, Emily Boosahda, Chris Buelow, Carrie Crane, Susan Cummings, Linda Davis, Mary Dewey, Katie Dewey-Rosenfeld, Stephen DiRado, Chris Greene, Kathleen Hendrick, Elizabeth Shropshire Ichton, Tom Kellner, Chuck Kidd, Mary-Ellen Latino, Rose LeBeau, Dan McCann, Abigail Rorer, Ron Rosenstock, Donalyn Schofield, Susan Sedgwick, David Snay, Marcella Stasa, Mary Walter, Francis Warner.

Bridges Programs

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call (508) 753-4890.

Champagne and Chocolate Opening Reception
April 22, 2007

Bridges opened on a glorious spring day to an enthusiastic crowd of local art lovers. Guests sipped champagne and enjoyed an enticing assortment of chocolate delicacies, as well as the engaging sounds of Chet Williamson's Chromatic Swing duo. Below are some scenes from the event:

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A Community Connected: The Bridges of Worcester
April 29, 2007
William D. Wallace, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum, gave a fascinating slide show presentation about the history of Worcester's bridges and how they connected the city's neighborhoods with each other and with the outside world. Among many other things, we learned about the early bridges over Lake Quinsigamond connecting Worcester and Shrewsbury (first a floating log bridge and then a gravel casueway) and how the creation of the Blackstone Canal and the subsequent railroad expansion stimulated much bridge building throughout the city. As always, his talk was not only very educational, but also amusing at times, such as when he noted that Worcester's development as an industrial center in the early 1800s could be attributed to three reasons: the Blackstone Canal, the railroads, and the insane asylum! We are grateful to the Worcester Historical Museum for loaning us a scaled model of the Mid-Hudson Suspension Bridge that crosses the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, New York. The steel wire used to construct the bridge in 1929 was made by Worcester's American Steel & Wire.

Poetry Reading
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Members of the Worcester County Poetry Association read original poems and verse from favorite poets about bridges and connections. The following poem was written and read by R. Joyce Heon of Lunenburg. She was inspired by the above photograph of Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy by Ron Rosenstock.

STONE - WING - BONE
rib me now
from here and back
and arch my footfalls
over and over

the two sides
of a foot strike
like the faith-filled span
above what flows away

memory
so rippled with
all the stones beneath
and the way the light

isn't there
anymore, but sure
to bubble over
under a bridge's dark

ancient
and everyday
the sun-struck stone
beneath my feet

across borne
journeyman's breath
like stones on stones on
until the keystone sets

its weight against forever

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