The Utica Uptown-Downtown Art Fair and Open Studios brought 50-60 people to The Other Side to view the John Loy show. Whether you have seen the show or not you will enjoy Ruth Dandrea's beautiful article about John Loy and his work, based upon a visit she made to the artist's studio and home in Clinton (see attached). I imagine reading it will stir some of you to want to get out and see the show, or to see it again, and it is not too late! The show is up through nextSunday, December 8. Gallery hours will be changed this week as follows: Wednesday 3-6:00, Friday, 3-6:00, Sunday 11-3 (no hours on Saturday)
The next show at the art gallery at The Other Side, opening January 17, will feature the work of Victor Lenuzza.
Coming This Week
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:30-8:00 Herbal Study Group with Lisa Ferguson Crow. Bioregional Herbalism. Join us for this discussion on what it means to live bioregion-ally and how herbal medicine is an important aspect of this. We will explore the various concepts of human health in relationship to our connection to the land, nature, culture and community. All cultures on Earth at one time used herbs as their primary health care system. A plant based culture is an imperative to creating health and resilience in our communities as we learn to adapt and innovate within our current societal pressures. Donations $10-15. 10% of donations go to Mohawk Valley Community Apothecary. To register, email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-845-1562. We ask that you register so we have enough tea and handouts for everyone, but walk-ins are welcome! Bring a mug!
Friday December 6th, 7:00pm Clinical Uses and the Biochemistry of Cannabis
Over 16 states plus DC have medical marijuana laws which cover close to a
million patients. New research has shown that there is an extensive system
of receptors for compounds found in marijuana throughout the brain, immune
system and most parts of the body.
Researcher and Practicing Physician from California, Dr. Michelle Sexton,
will be joining us live via skype. She will speak about the effects of
cannabis on the body, and more specifically the effects of the different
cannabinoids. Although the plant is not legal yet in NY the trend is
moving toward legalization. Dr. Sexton will also discuss Rick Simpson's
Cancer treatment using cannabis oil concentrate, and Dr. Courtney's work
with juicing fresh cannabis, a medicine without psychoactive effects.
Saturday, December 7, 11-5 Fair Trade Craft Sale. This annual The Other Side event features a large selection of fairly traded crafts by talented artisans from around the globe, including items from SERRV International and Ten Thousand Villages. A lovely way to do some of your holiday shopping. The sale is brought to our space by David and Carol White, who run the Fair Trade Shop at Stone Church in Clinton. A portion of the proceeds on Saturday will be contributed to The Other Side.
And the next week.....
Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. Imagining America series of lectures. Gender and Climate Change: Lessons from the Movement to End Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining, a talk by Joyce M. Barry, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Hamilton College. These talks are free and open to the public.
Drawing on research gathered on women’s participation in the environmental justice movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining in central Appalachia, this talk will explore the gendered dimensions of global climate change, and detail how environmental justice movements situated in local US communities make larger or “trans-local” linkages to global climate change, and to global climate justice activism. In addition, the talk will highlight reasons why it is important to emphasize fossil fuel production, as well as fossil fuel consumption, in developing solutions to address the social, economic and environmental problems associated with global climate change.
Saturday, December 14, 11-5, and Sunday, December 15, 11-3 Annual Other Side Art Garage Sale. All works priced at $100 or less, includes paintings, drawings, and pottery, by the following local artists: Scot Foley, Stephen Perrone, Jan Burke, Amanda DeSimone, Tony Thompson, Victor Lenuzza, Catharine Westlake, and paintings of the late Edward Christiana. Another chance to support local artists this holiday season.
Friday, December 20th Jane Monheit returns to TOS for a Christmas concert. This show is filling up fast just through these email mentions, so if you want to come (tickets are $20, $10 students), sign up now! email email@example.com , call 735-4825 or stop at the Cafe Domenico.