Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wisdom House, Rich Answers, Together on the Air

Rev. Shelly Best Copeland (left), director of The Conference of Churches, and Sr. Rosemarie Greco (right) about to tape an interview for the weekly program, "Rich Answers," sponsored by The Conference of Churches. The program is on every Sunday morning from 5:30 am - 6:30 am on WRCH 100.5 FM.

Sr. Rosemarie Greco (left) and Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti (right) about to tape a new program for The Conference of Churches.


With Ivor Hugh at the controls, the program "Rich Answers," reaches an extensive listening audience each week.

Monday, August 17, 2009

In the Gallery: 'Lily Pads, Shaw Island,' by Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

Presently, in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery are works which comprise the second of our three retrospectives to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the gallery. Each of the artists have had a solo show in the gallery since it opened in April, 1994. In the upcoming weeks, we will feature on our blog one of the pieces in the show and a brief reflection by the artist who created it.

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. The present show will run until August 22, 2009.

Sister Jo-Ann says: "Photography was not the art I first identified with when I was a teenager. It was the word. It was writing and the power of the word. It was the wonder at what 26 letters, when rearranged over and over again, could do to bring one into another realm deeper than where one started that fascinated me.

"And, yet,somehow it's been photography that has done the same thing as I look and look again at objects, people, shapes, angles, and shadows. They lure me into engagement. They all "speak their own word" and I come back to the original me!

"I remember so well the first flower that asked me to take its picture. It was the flower of a dogwood tree. After that, I was hooked, and never looked back or doubted again.

"I continue to look and listen."

Sunday, August 16, 2009

In the Gallery: 'Purple Iron' by Mathew H.M.Lee, M.D.

Presently, in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery are works which comprise the second of our three retrospectives to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the gallery. Each of the artists have had a solo show in the gallery since it opened in April, 1994. In the upcoming weeks, we will feature on our blog one of the pieces in the show and a brief reflection by the artist who created it.

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. The present show will run until August 22, 2009.

At the Kathryn Walter Stein Chronic Pain Laboratory, NYU/Rusk Institute, Dr. Mathew Lee and his associates are investigating chronic pain and its assessment utilizing thermographic imaging.They work with both animate and inanimate subjects.

Dr. Lee says: "Pain patterns manifested on skin surface areas are measure and each temperature degree in an area is assigned a color. Prolonged chronic pain frequently causes capillary vasoconstriction leading to a decrease in circulation in the painful area and therefore cooling it.

"This methodology enhances the clinical management of chronic pain which has become a public health problem medically and economically."

Monday, August 10, 2009

In the Gallery: 'Trip to China' by Marjory Reid

Presently, in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery are works which comprise the second of our three retrospectives to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the gallery. Each of the artists have had a solo show in the gallery since it opened in April, 1994. In the upcoming weeks, we will feature on our blog one of the pieces in the show and a brief reflection by the artist who created it.

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. The present show will run until August 22, 2009.



Marjory Reid says: "I am currently working on large paintings and small collages each dealing with the sensation of color(s) that recalls a perticular experience or place. The collage in this exhibit is representative of this simple idea.

"The execution of the work is, however, more complex from many examples of poured paint on gessoed paper, favorite configurations are selected and then assembled into a meaningfully ordered work. Symbolically, this process of problem solving can be viewed as bringing order out of chaos. It is in response to the current world and society's devastating struggles."

Monday, August 3, 2009

In the Gallery: Angela Manno

Presently, in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery are works which comprise the second of our three retrospectives to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the gallery. Each of the artists have had a solo show in the gallery since it opened in April, 1994. In the upcoming weeks, we will feature on our blog one of the pieces in the show and a brief reflection by the artist who created it.

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. The present show will run until August 22, 2009.


Artist Angela Manno says: "The beauty of nature never ceases to amaze me, wherever I am on the globe painting.

"'Chapel in the Field," Provence is from a collection of over sixty plein air pastels I created in Provence over a period of ten years. I returned there until I had painted in all four seasons the magical progression of colors as they unfurl over the vineyards, orchards, and lavender fields."

Deacons Meet at Wisdom House



The 2010 class of Permanent Deacons for the Archdiocese of Hartford gathered at Wisdom House for a retreat day in July.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Genesis Farm: Connecting the Elements We Share with the World

Sisters Rosemarie Greco, DW and Jo-Ann Iannotti, O,P recently visited Sr. Miriam Therese MacGillis, OP (center), the founder and director of Genesis Farm in Blairstown, New Jersey. Genesis Farm is a learning center for Earth studies. It focuses on the connections between the health of our global commons of air, water, land, and nature, and the health of our local communities and bioregions. Sr. Miriam Therese will be one of the presenters at Wisdom House's 2009 Casagrande Institute for Interfaith Conversation, October 30 - November 1. This year's topic will be, "A Change of Climate." Click here to access the program brochure.