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RiverArts Salon: Autumnal Artistry

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RiverArts Salons

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom

Autumnal Artistic Practices

There is some irony in the fact that as the year begins to wind down and the "gold complexion" of the summer wanes, our human calendars have taught us to make a new start. Years and decades after we leave school, many of us still feel the impulse in September to open fresh notebooks, sharpen pencils, and undertake new projects with a "beginner's mind."

Artistic practice is often a part of this seasonal rhythm. Join us for a conversation about how the creative impulse is moving through our lives this fall. Feel free to bring new projects for show-and-tell, ideas as yet unrealized, and even prompts or suggestions for others to take on this year as students head back to school (or "school").

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date: 

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; 

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;

Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st; 

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 

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