Mark Twain in Russia @ Sharon Historical Society Sept. 28 & Call for Artist Entries

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum and Sharon Town Hall present the September History at the Hall lecture on Friday, September 28, at 5 pm. Brent Colley’s talk, “Mark Twain in Russia”.

This lecture by Brent Colley will look at the surprising story of how the love for Mark Twain in the Soviet Union bridged the cultural divide with America. Between 1918 and 1958 over 10 million of Twain’s books were sold in the USSR, and like in the US, his books were standard reading material for schoolchildren. Russians saw in his books the “true” America, a stark contrast to Soviet propaganda. The lecture will take place at the Sharon Town Hall, 2nd floor Chapin Meeting Hall and is free and open to the public.
he Sharon Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce an open call seeking entries for its upcoming show in Gallery SHS, “Anything Goes!”, a juried exhibition and sale running from October 27 through December 14, 2018. Gallery SHS invites artists to submit for consideration original works in any medium (e.g. Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Pastel, Ink, Graphite, Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Assemblage, Fabric, Stone, Clay, Metal). The show has no requirements limiting subject matter or size of artwork, Anything Goes! The Gallery Committee says “bring us your best work!”

Theo Coloumbe will serve as judge for Anything Goes!. Coloumbe earned his BFA in Photography at Philadelphia College of Art and followed that with a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been working in art and photography since his move to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1993 and is currently director of the Standard Space gallery in Sharon, exhibiting contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists working across diverse media.

There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 for up to two (2) works of art, $10.00 for each additional submission. The show’s Judge will select the art to be exhibited and award cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 to three pieces. In addition, guests who attend the show’s opening night will have the opportunity to select their favorite work of art which will receive the “SHS Crowd Pleaser” award. Submissions must be delivered on Saturday, October 20. The Prospectus, Entry Forms and detailed Terms and Conditions can be downloaded by clicking below. For more information http://sharonhist.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Prospectus-Anything-Goes-2018.pdf

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