Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Titusville Herald profiles potter Don Lombardo owner of Titusville's Brown Stone Studio (104 Diamond Street Titusville, PA 16354 (814)827-1277) and March's Artist of the Month at Oil City's Transit Fine Arts Gallery :

[Brown] catalogues [his work] in a notebook, assigning each one a number and a small description. He recounted how a woman came in and selected a jar that was catalogued as having an attractive teal glaze. At the last minute, the woman changed her mind and decided to exchange the jar. She brought a little green jar to the counter and asked what Lombardo had penned for its description. Lombardo said he read, “Bad glaze. God awful color. Someone who buys this has no taste.”

Meadville's Greendale cemetery is sponsoring a photo contest.

Photography and The Law: Know Your Rights

The Post Gazette lists the ceramic exhibitions that are accompanying the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference that begins today in Pittsburgh.

If, God forbid, my wife were to die, I would embrace polygamy and marry the Celtic Women.

Punk Planet, No Depression, and now Harp. RIP.

100 Great Etsy artists

Brother Bean's Book Club continues tomorrow at 7pm. It's the final discussion on Army of None. Ending the War in Iraq is up next. Copies are avilable at the store (2803 SR 257, Seneca, PA 16346 814-677-0232. )

Pittsburgh's Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays written by physicians and therapists. The essays should depict experiences of "becoming a doctor" and couldexplore periods of growth and enlightenment, moments of transition, or realizations that one's maturation as a doctor had been achieved. Essays might also explore periods of doubt and struggle for clarity, or incidents of deep disappointment and disillusionment.
The objective is to capture the frustrations and triumphs of the healing art by encouraging doctors to recall and recreate the most salient and significant moments of their professional lives.
Submissions should be approximately 3,000 to 4,000 words long. Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information, to:
Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Becoming a Doctor
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Postmark deadline May 31, 2008.

NPR takes a listen to the Punch Brothers' "chamber bluegrass"

Free and Legal Downloads:

Big Leg Emma Live at Barley's on January 19, 2008

Cowboy Junkies Live at Belly Up Aspen on July 13, 2007

The Ditty Bops Live at Freight & Salvage Coffee House on March 6, 2008

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