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Art,History and Landscape Lecture by Marc Peter Keane:
Karesansui • Japanese Stone Gardens Old and New

Thursday, November 3, 2106

Marc Peter Keane, internationally known garden designer and author, will describe the history and tradition of karesansui gardens, those enigmatic arrangements of stone and sand, exploring how they came into being and why they are designed the way they are. Beginning with their early roots in sacred stones, iwakura, he will show how these gardens developed into the highly stylized forms we see today in Japan and around the world. Keane will also discuss his own work designing contemporary karesansui gardens including the Spiral Garden built in Kyoto Prefecture's oldest extant residence (a designated cultural property), the Tiger Glen Garden at the Johnson Museum of Art, and the recently completed courtyard garden in Manhattan called Thrust!

Marc Peter Keane is a landscape architect based in Ithaca, New York. He lived in Kyoto, Japan, for 18 years, designing gardens for private individuals, companies and temples, and continues that work now from his studio in Ithaca. He has authored four books on the subject of karesansui. More about his work and books can be found at his beautiful website.

Thursday, November 3, 2106
Doors open at 6:30 pm; light refreshments will be served
45-minute lecture begins at 7:00 pm, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session

Vanderbilt Education Center

Members: $15; nonmembers: $20

The Storehouse Gallery will be open from 6:00 to 6:45 pm. Admission is free with purchase of a lecture ticket.

Members: $15

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Story Barn: Lost in Translation

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In connection with its current exhibition An Eye to the East: The Inspiration of Japan, the Greenwich Historical Society’s fall Story Barn will revolve around the theme “Lost in Translation,” featuring stories based on the concept that even our simplest attempts at communications can sometimes go awry.

One of the Historical Society’s most popular programs, Story Barn offers an evening of true personal stories served up in a cabaret-like setting without benefit of notes or screens. Emceed by Moth story coach, Nantucket Comedy Festival cofounder and comedienne Bonnie Levison, the program offers fun, thought-provoking entertainment that puts a decidedly contemporary spin on oral history.

Like life, storytellers offer up a variety of experiences based on a given theme, many with a decidedly Greenwich twist. In the past, topics have run the gamut from youthful misadventure, to a dastardly bridegroom, a grand dame’s after-hours Christmas shopping expedition and a preteen’s 1960s quest for tight chinos (think West Side Story) at some of Greenwich toniest emporiums. Protagonists need not be human; stories have also featured a very ungrateful chipmunk, a supernatural parrot and a law-breaking woodchuck.

The Historical Society still has openings for storytellers at this event. If you have a story to share, contact Anna Greco or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31. A workshop is being offered for those who would like guidance or would like to polish their presentation before the event.

Thursday, November 17, 2106
Doors open at 7:30 pm; performance begins at 8:00 pm

Vanderbilt Education Center

Members: $15; nonmembers: $20. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Beer, wine and light refreshments are included in the price of admission

The Storehouse Gallery will be open from 6:00 to 6:45 pm. Admission is free with purchase of a Story Barn ticket.

Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Members: $15

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Non-members: $20

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Sushi and Sake Workshop

Thursday, February 26, 2107

Vanderbilt Education Center

Details to come...

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