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Coming This Week

Friday, September 5, 6-9 p.m. Oceans Apart.  An exhibition of drawings by

Chris Cirillo. September 5-27. An instructor on the faculty at Pratt/MWPAI and resident of Utica,  always informed with his warm and very human sensibility.  continues on Saturday, from 11-3, with the artist present.

Note: New Gallery hours: Thursday, 5-7, Saturday, 10-2. 

And if you wish to continue viewing fine art...

Saturday, September 6, 5-7 p.m. Opening Reception for an exhibition of
paintings by Edward Christiana.  Unitarian-Universalist Church, 10 Higby

Road, Utica.  This is the first major show of my father's work since the 2012  through September.

And Next Week: Imagining America to launch new season

Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m., The American Prison Writer as Witness:

A discussion of the book Fourth City: Essays from the Prison In America
and the American prison Writing Archive, edited by Doran Larson, Professor 
of  city - hence, Fourth City!  [The book] presents incarcerated Americans
 as a national constituency, well-positioned to witness what is wrong with our failing 
prison system, with its recidivism rates of up to 60%, and to offer suggestions on 
how prisons might become more constructive institutions. The larger project of the 
book is to enable incarcerated people to contribute intellectual and material support
 to efforts to correct correction in the U.S.
Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds will be on hand to help us launch our 7th season of 
successful collaboration with Hamilton College in the project called Imagining America, 
bringing current scholars and their current work, especially in the Humanities, from the
college to a Utica audience. The talks are free and open to the public.

A Utica bus for People's Climate March in NYC,September 21 (please read Orin's attachment)

Tickets are: $40 adults; $20 students (18 and older, or younger when accompanied by a parent or chaperone) and people with low income (limited number available).

Tickets can be purchased online at Click on New York, scroll down to the Utica/Rome bus, and click on "buy a ticket here". You should print out your tickets from the pay page. If tickets are bought online, contact Mona (853-2343) so organizers will be able to contact you.

Tickets may also be purchased by sending a check to: Sandy Scofield, 40 Williams St., Clinton, NY 13323.  Enter PCM Utica Bus ticket (adult or student) on the memo line. You'll be sent a receipt that you should bring to the bus as your ticket.
If you would like to donate the cost of a ticket, or any amount, to help provide student/ low income scholarships, please send this to Sandy Scofield (as above). Any donation will be really appreciated.

Questions? Call Mona or Sandy (853-4633). Visit peoples for lots of information about the March. And, stay tuned for more news about the bus in the next three weeks!

Special Issue of Doubly Mad to be dedicated to Sunithi Bajekal

Scheduled to come out in January, 2015. See attachment (Untitled 1) for details for sending submissions.

Note also on September calendar: Sunday, September 28, 3-5 p.m. A chance for friends of Sunithi to gather and talk about her influence on our lives, called “What We've Learned About the Art of Living.” Scheduled for The Other Side space unless response is too large. Email Ken Mazlen for more information: Reflect on the question: What about your relationship with Sunithi do you value and how have you incorporated that into your life? Bring your (brief) answer to the question to the gathering.

Important News For all of us Jazz Junkies:

The Salt City Jazz Collective (FULL BIG BAND) and John Piazza's Straight Ahead Nonet will be featured Friday Sept 12th at Tiny's, on State St. in Utica, starting at 7:30 pm.

And Important News for all the ' Java Junkies:'

As by now many people already know, the Cafe Domenico is open again after a 2-week hiatus while our floors were being completely restored to their original (7 layers down!) wood. An unimaginable (except to contractors) amount of detailed and exhausting work went into this immense task. Many thanks to contractor John Rzepka and his special assistant Paul Kawam, who were just the right people to do the job because of their love of restorations of beautiful old buildings. Thanks also to a long list of volunteers who worked to empty the place ( Nate S., Jeff and Kirsten, Dave & Mary Ellen, Gabe K., Ed and Nick D., Virna) help with floor prep (Jeff, Nick ) and cleaning and moving things back in (Nate S., Nick, Jeff, Matt C., Molly, Ken G., Alison, and Chris Krawsik). Old man though he be, Orin, too, was in their contributing to every stage of the work. Come and see and admire!

Special notice from Old Path Farm about Important Visit to our area

Old Path Farm (Nancy Grove, Pete Bianco, Nancy Morelle) is hosting a “Meet and Greet” with Howie Hawkins, the Green Party gubernatorial candidate, on September 7th, 1-4 pm at Old Path Farm (9035 Grange Hill Road, New Hartford). He will present his Green New Deal that would make NYS a leader in the battle against climate change, while also boosting the local economy. We support Howie Hawkins, because his platform is supportive of small local businesses, organic, local agriculture and a clean environment, all of which are essential for the continuation of Old Path Farm. Even if you would never vote for the Green Party, it is worth coming to hear some of the innovative ideas of this third party candidate. We will be raffling a half-share from our vegetable CSA. Music, raffle of local goods, and a tour of Old Path Farm will be available. We hope to see everyone there and we look forward to reconnecting with all of you. SAVE THE DATE.