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Treasures from the Farnsworth at the Gilley: A Closer Look

September 27, 2019

11:30 a.m.

Birch Bay Village Inn

In this talk Carl Little will focus on some of the artwork in the exhibition "Treasures from the Farnsworth" currently at the Wendell Gilley Museum. Featured artists include Fitz Henry Lane, Robert  Henri, Fairfield Porter, Louise Nevelson, Edwin Gamble, Bernard Langlais, Emily Muir and Jamie Wyeth.


A native New Yorker, Carl Little has lived in Somesville since 1989. He holds degrees from Dartmouth, Middlebury and Columbia. He is the author of many art books, most recently, Paintings of Portland, co-authored with his brother David, and Philip Frey: Here and Now, co-authored with Daniel Kany. He is a regular contributor to Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, Working Waterfront, Ornament and Hyperallergic. Little’s poetry has been featured in “Poems from Here” on Maine Public Radio as well as in 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers (2017) and Local News: Poetry About Small Towns (2019). Little is communications manager at the Maine Community Foundation.


The hot buffet at Birch Bay Village in Hulls Cove, begins at 11:30 and costs $12; the lecture is from noon to 1:00.  Reservations are required for either and must be received by noon Wednesday, September 25th.  Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.  This event is open to the public.

 

Treasures from the Farnsworth at the Gilley: A Closer Look

Bonding with Nature: Responding to Life's Challenges and the Aging Process

October 2, 2019

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Northeast Harbor Library

This workshop with Dianna Emory will explore how to maintain a connection to the natural world, even when stress, illness, accidents, and/or natural aging interferes.

This workshop offers a lecture and experiential learning experience that helps participants evaluate their current level of wellness, apply time-tested cognitive behavioral approaches, and move forward in a positive direction. The five pillars for good health from Bonding with Nature:  Responding to Life’s Challenges and the Aging Process and Emory’s book-in-progress, Assess, Adjust, Advance:  Facing Adversity and Finding Your Silver Lining, will be presented.  Emory’s approach to her current stage 4 metastatic lung cancer will be used as a model that can be adapted to address the participant’s own challenges—including caring for others, facing relationship or job changes, striving for fitness, and encountering medical stressors.

There is no charge for the workshop, but reservations are required. Please dress for comfort and bring a pillow.

To reserve space for Dr. Emory's workshop, please call 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.


Emory is the author of Bonding with Nature:  Responding to Life’s Challenges and the Aging Process (Seapoint Books, May 7, 2018), author royalties from which benefit medical institutions and organizations working on behalf of the natural world and her creatures. She is a retired clinical mental health counselor; the founder of the Behavioral Medicine Center and Training Institute; a national educator of mental health and medical professionals; a builder of teams that advance personal and environmental wellness; and a volunteer and athlete with deep knowledge of green spaces and protected lands.

While in private practice, Emory also provided pro bono clinical services to oncological and multiple sclerosis patients who were dealing with fatigue, depression, surgery-related issues, and the aversive side effects of chemotherapy.  She served on the Allied Health Professional Staff of Mount Desert Island Hospital and as an Adjunct Faculty member at College of the Atlantic. Board leadership positions have included Friends of Acadia, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Schoodic Institute, Maine Clinical Counselors Association, the Northern New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She lives on Mount Desert Island and in Brooklin, Maine with her husband, Ben.  When not hiking, skiing, sailing, biking, writing, or paddle boarding in Maine, she is climbing the mountains or enjoying the waters of the Eastern Caribbean.

Bonding with Nature: Responding to Life's Challenges and the Aging Process