The Spring 2023 Solo Exhibitions showcase diverse talent throughout the galleries of Yester House. The works, representing a range of media, are available for purchase. Participating solo artists are Domenica Brockman, Janet Cathey, Priscilla Heine, Rose Klebes, Lorna Ritz, Elise Robinson, Angela Sillars, Courtney Stock, Gregg Wapner, Susan Wilson, and Chloe Wilwerding. The opening reception is on February 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. There is free admission to the exhibition during the reception.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is happy to welcome back Bill Freedman to lead this study of poetry. Poetry by six of the most significant English language poets of the 20th century will be examined in this six-week program. We’ll begin with poems by W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and Robert Frost in the first four sessions. The final two sessions will explore poems by Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, two of the most powerful exponents of the intimately personal and emotionally raw confessional school of poetry of the 1950s and 60s. The goal of the series is to discover together, with your active participation, the layered, partially hidden richness of their poems. We will search not only for ‘what’ these poems mean, but more importantly for how, through their use of literal and figurative language, imagery, symbols, allusion, sound, rhythm, and meter, they become the uniquely complex, supple, and powerful creations they are. “A poem,” said the poet Archibald MacLeish mysteriously, “should not mean but be.” In the discussions, we will try to figure out at least a little of what and how these extraordinary poems ‘be’, and the effort may make better readers of poetry of us all. Participants will receive biographical information on each poet prior to the start of the series. This class will meet on six consecutive Mondays beginning February 27 and ending on April 3.
A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered… Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This Tony Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and yes, some good old-fashioned romance! Veteran actors Dana Haley, Joe Mozer, Josh Bond and Michael Cutler will portray over 130 zany characters.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is honored to host a panel discussion concerning the current state of global democracy. Democracy faces challenges. Some might say it is in crisis, both here in the U.S. and around the world. Join us for an informed and insightful conversation with esteemed diplomats and scholars, Mansour Farhang and John Limbert, as they discuss this important issue. The conversation will be moderated by former president of Bennington College, Elizabeth Coleman.