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July 28, 2011

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Coming Events Bright Hill to host writers Bright Hill Literary Center is a buzz with activities in the coming month. At 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28, the venue will host Word Thursdays with Morris mystery novelist Lesley Diehl, and Rochester poet and fiction writer Steve Huff. They will read from their work following an open mic at 7 p.m., during which all present are invited to read from their own or an- other’s work for up to five minutes. Admission is $3 and free for those attending 18 years old and younger. Diehl retired from her life as a psychology professor and returned to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York, where she writes. Among her mystery novels are “Mother Gets a Lift,” “Murder with All the Trimmings,” “Dumpster Dying” and “A Deadly Draught.” Huff is the author of two books of poems, most recently “More Daring Escapes,” and a collection of stories, “A Pig in Paris.” He is a Pushcart Prize winner in fiction and an O.Henry Prize finalist. Also, from 1 to 2:45 p.m., Saturday, July 30, Bright Hill Community Library will of- ficially open its children’s section for circula- tion. Children may apply for library cards and take out books from the library for first time since the library was built. The library is in the rear of the complex and features classic and award-winning books in a wide age range. BHLC Library Chairwoman Karen Detert and volunteer librarian Nancy Jankura will speak at the opening. Saturday also brings the final bidding party for the fundraising exhibition, “The WPA II & More,” from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Word & Image Gallery. It is located in the main building of the center. The show features the work of Works Progress Administration art- ists (from the Great Depression period) 22 O-Town Scene July 28, 2011 based in New York City, as well as contem- porary New York artists. Items can be seen at Finally, spots are still open for Bright Hill’s Literacy Workshop Museum Program 2011 Session II (Tuesday, Aug. 2, to Saturday, Aug. 6) and Session III (Tuesday, Aug. 16, to Saturday, Aug. 20) The year’s theme is “Museum & Workshop Research: Writing, Art & Exhibition Program for Kids.” The Session II group, for children ages 5 to 13, will travel to Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois Museum in Liverpool. Session III participants, ages 8 to 17, will go to the Robert F. Johnson Art Museum at Cornell University in Ithaca. At each venue, students will select objects, take notes and draw pictures. Upon returning to Bright Hill, they will use the BHLC Library and Internet Wing to research the objects, and then create pieces of their own. The students also will write about the objects in poetry and short form. Their work will be displayed in the Word & Image Gallery in November. The workshops are free, but there is a $35 fee for travel and materials. Students should bring their own lunches. Bright Hill is at 94 Church St. in Treadwell. For more information on these and other events and programs, call (607) 829-5055, visit or email Gallery to show unseen works The Viviana Hansen Gallery, at 652 Main St. in Franklin, will host an exhibition of the collected works of Keith Haring. The show focuses on a collection of previous- ly unseen works on paper, as well as a selection of drawings, paintings, lithographs, etchings and painted objects, which has gone un- seen since he died in 1990. Haring was known in New York City and the of’s top female vocal- ists in 2009. Her latest album, “Album No. 9,” is a collection of 1960s jazz, pop and rock standards. Denhert will be followed by Global Noize at 8 p.m. Satur- day, July 30. The group “blasts away all boundaries — an organic, free-spirited sonic brew of some of the best elements of jazz, funk, electronica and world fusion,” the release said. The band includes keyboardist Jason Miles (who has worked with Miles Davis and Luther Vandross), DJ Logic (collabora- tor with Phish and Vernon Reid) and Indian vocalist Falu. Tickets for each concert are $26 general admission. The festival is at 181 Galli Curci Road in Highmount, off state Route 28. Contributed KJ Denhert art world for his bold, cartoon- and graffiti- influenced works. He once said: “I don’t think art is propa- ganda; it should be something that liber- ates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.” An opening reception for the exhibit is set from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The show runs through Aug. 28. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday, or by appointment at (607) 829- 2943. For more details, go to www.vivianahansen. com or visit the gallery’s Facebook page at vivianahansen. Jazz, world music to shine at festival Folk and world music will dominate the stage at the Belleayre Music Festival this weekend. At 8 p.m., Friday, July 29, KJ Denhert will bring her special blend of “urban folk and jazz” to the Belleayre Jazz Club in the Over- look Lodge, opening the festival’s Catskill Mountain Jazz Series. Contributed ‘Ignorance is Fear’ by Keith Haring A media release said Denhert’s show will offer “genre-breaking music, which is both complex and accessible,” and the musicians will “move you to laugh, to dance and even to cry.” She has received four Independent Music Award nominations and was named as one For more information and tickets, call (845) 254-5600 or go to Photo contest entries due Fri. Those interested in participating in the National Bank of Delaware County’s “Great Photographic Exhibition — The Farms of Delaware County” must submit entries by 5 p.m. Friday, July 29. Photos must be brought to Andrea Paternoster at 131 Dela- ware St. in Walton or post- marked by that time and date to Pater- noster at the same address. Contestants may enter up to six photos of any aspect of farming, as long as the photos are taken in Delaware County. They can include, but are not limited to, farm houses, barns, farmers, crops animals and equipment. There are four entry categories: Youth, up to age 10; Teen, up to 18; Adult, over 18; and Professional. Prizes include $250 for category winners and $500 for best in show. For more details or entry forms, go to any NBDC office, call (607) 865-4126 or email Continued on Page 23

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