Learn the truth
at the Gathering
A poet laureate, a math historian and an award-winning information designer and big-data expert are the featured speakers this weekend at Keystone College’s 12th annual The Gathering, an annual symposium on creativity and imagination with performances, lectures, discussions and workshops.
This year’s event: “The Myth of Truth: Can We Prove Anything?” will be a three-day discussion of the nature of truth.
Tracy K. Smith is poet laureate of the United States. She’s won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry among many awards and honors including: a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award, a 2008 Essence Literary Award, a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, a 2005 Whiting Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her newest book, “Wade in the Water,” is out now.
Smith, the director of Princeton University’s creative writing program, will speak on Saturday at 7: 30 p.m. in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center.
Bill Dunham is a historian of mathematics, who held visiting positions at Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University. He is retired from Muhlenberg College and is a research associate in mathematics at Bryn Mawr College.
Dunham will present on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center.
Giorgia Lupi is an award-winning information designer who co-founded Accurat, a data-driven firm. She is the firm’s design director. Lupi is co-author of “Dear Data,” an aspirational hand-drawn data visualization book based on postcards that have been acquired recently as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, according to the college.
Lupi will present Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center.
The Gathering will also feature a performance by the Scranton Shakespeare Festival, a local nonprofit that brings free, professional theater to Northeast Pennsylvania each summer.
The company including: Sarah Chapin, Billie Aken-Tyers, Ben McNamara, Julia Larsen, Will Cary, Tamara Sevunts and Nicole Weitzman, will present: “Truth is Truth to the End of Reckoning” on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center.
The weekend event will also feature a host of other speakers and workshops. For more details or to register, visit email@example.com or call 570-945-8510.
Art show this weekend
The Women’s Club of Honesdale is welcoming new artists and vendors to the 56th Honesdale Women’s Club Art and Antique Show.
Walter “Archie” Archambo is a new dealer specializing in 19th and 20th century United States coins. He has owned and operated coin shops in New Jersey and Virginia and now resides in Pennsylvania.
Hawley company, Main Avenue Book Binders, operated by Hillary and Barry Anthony, will demonstrate how they rebind aged books and give estimates.
Mark Bair, a woodcarver from Audubon, New Jersey, will work at his carving bench during the show. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craft and in 2014 achieved the highest honor of attaining master craftsman status.
Helene Santeramo, owner of Brighten Corners Antiques in Pleasant Mount and a former owner of Oui Three Antiques in Honesdale, will bring her 19th and 20th century vintage decor pieces along with mid-century modern home decor.
Artist Elizabeth Castellano, who studied abroad and taught art education, and Stephanie Reiter will display their work. Christine Bachtel of the Spirit of Gentleness Farm in Pleasant Mount is also new and specializes in fiber art.
New artists specializing in jewelry include: Agnes Lippi, who uses bicycle parts in her creations; Stephanie Marquette, who works with semi-precious gemstones; and Valarie Lewis, who uses wire-wrapped precious stones and antique china.
Glass restoration specialist Robert Lehmann, from New Hope, will also be at the show. Lehmann trained under grandfather, Frank Daddario, who was a master cutter at Liberty Cut Glass Co. Lehmann uses the same techniques and tools used in the early 1900s to restore glass including Tiffany, pottery and porcelain.
The Interior Works Gallery from Honesdale; Duck Harbor Shops, which is a co-op of antique collectors; and Time Machine Antiques in Hawley will also be at the show.
The show is Saturday and Sunday at the Wayne Highlands Middle School. For details visit, the Women’s Club of Honesdale on Facebook or www.womensclubofhonesdale.com