News Events at Marlboro
Book reviews by community members
Thursday, December 12, 3pm • Apple Tree
Wondering what you’ll read this winter when the snow starts piling up? Come hear about 52 great books in less than an hour at this semester’s Rapid Reviews. Students David Amato, Shannon Haaland, and Ivy Woodrow, faculty members Rosario de Swanson and Sean Harrigan, and staff member Judy Katz will tell you about their all-time favorite books, reviewing each one in a minute or less. You’ll be reminded of classics like Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and hear insights about more recent books like the New York Times best seller The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and the award-winning The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Milk and homemade cookies will be served.
Exhibition by Tom Sheidler
November 20 through December 20; reception Tuesday, December 3, 3:30pm • Whittemore Theater lobby
Enjoy a collection of whimsical drawings by Tom Sheidler, cofounder of the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont. Exploring his creative spirit while living with Parkinson's disease, Tom has rediscovered a casual but important connection to drawing. These unselfconscious, fanciful drawings, where there is no attempt or intention to mimic real life, have a way of pulling in the viewer. The title for the show is from artist William Steig, who dubbed a colleague’s innocent drawing “a divine doodle.” Tom’s art is both complex, because it is human, and easy, because it is without guile or pretense.
Marlboro College hosts many events that are open to the public throughout the year, including lectures, concerts and art exhibits. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted. Call the Events Hotline at 802-451-7151 for cancellation information and reservations. To receive notification of future events, send an email to our development office.
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