Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Gravestone Girls virtual tour of Upton


Gravestone Girls
A Virtual Tour of Upton’s Local Cemeteries

Monday, May 21  6:30pm – 8pm at Upton Senior Center
Call Upton Library at 508-529-6272



Lakeview Cemetery, Upton MA

The ‘virtual tour’, called “Welcome to The Graveyard”, takes us from colonial burial grounds, through the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations.  It examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years.  The Girls will hit the road and go through Upton’s cemeteries, taking pictures for use in building the presentation and using as much local content as possible. 
We bring along informational handouts for takeaway plus examples of our gravestone artwork so the audience can have a hands-on experience, plus purchasing opportunities.  Q&A is welcome at the end of the show!
http://gravestonegirls.com/

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

"Butterfly" - an intimate one-man theater show


“Butterfly” – the life and times of James Whistler
an intimate one-man theater show

Sunday, April 15  2pm-3pm at
Nipmuc HS Auditorium


Upton Town Library is bringing Actor / Teacher Stephen Collins
to Upton for a new performance.
 
Free admission!


" Butterfly " by Carl A. Rossi is a one man show about the life and times of James McNeill Whistler, the volatile American Artist who struggled mostly in Victorian England for personal expression in the arts and artistic freedom. The play depicts Whistler at two phases of his life. First as a bankrupt artist in his forties in Venice on commission, then as the established but lonely legend in his sixties in London. The play ends with his describing to the audience how it was he came to paint the iconic portrait of his mother, Arrangement in Grey and Black, number one.


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