Forged from Fire: The History and Future of Glass Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: via Zoom Fee: $15
Inspired by this summer's exhibition "2021˚ F: 10th Anniversary of the Vermont Glass Guild" at Southern Vermont Arts Center, SVAC Executive Director Anne Corso will talk about the medium of glass. For almost 4,000 years glass has been made in the early furnaces of the Ancient Egyptians and Romans, by the pioneers of the Studio Glass Movement, and used by contemporary and performance artists of today pushing the boundaries of glass. Discover why artists, viewers, and consumers have been enchanted with this mercurial medium for nearly 4 millennia.
Understanding Evil Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: via Zoom Fee: $18
Once a central concept in religious thought and a seminal notion in the history of ideas, as theologians, writers and philosophers struggled to understand and justify its presence in a world presumably created and governed by an all good, all knowing and all powerful God, its importance faded with the rise of scientific thought and the decline in the belief in Satan and, if not in the existence of God, then in his active role in human affairs. The dominant question in recent treatments of the subject is no longer “what is evil?” or “why does it exist?” but how does it grow and spread, again virus-like, in and among seemingly ordinary people?