Tuesday, October 27, 2009


The unexpected snowfall of October 15-16 caught the landscape of Wisdom House by surprise. An early fall preview of winter!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

MLT Gallery: 'Camel Posture' by Danielle Mailer

Camel Posture by Danielle Mailer

"Painting for me is not a choice, but a necessity. It is a time when I remember to breathe and when I feel pulled together. It is an opportunity to put out into the cosmos my small but insistent message of optimism. For me, painting has Always been celebratory, energetic, and intensely personal. Like the mortar in an intricated mosaic, the art holds tight the pieces of my life." (Taken from essay, 'Why I Paint,' in "Epiphany, a Literary Journal," Summer/Fall,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MLT Gallery Shows Third Retrospective to Celebrate Gallery's 15th Anniversary

The present exhibit in the MLT Gallery is the third of three retrospectives to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the gallery. The retrospectives have had the works of artists who had solo shows in the gallery during the past fifteen years. The gallery hours are: Mon.-Sat. 10 am - 4 pm.

The 3rd Retrospective will be on exhibit in the MLT Gallery until December 31, 2009.

Rock Fire Canyon by Barbara Wilk

Most of Barbara Wilk's prints are derived from solar plates etched by the sun to form relief etchings.She used etching inks or water-based inks in layers to achieve a sense of depth...She loved the process of printmaking because it lent itself to much experimentation and many different ways of using and combining techniques. Barbara died on April 11, 2007.

Clouds II by Elizabeth MacDonald

"Mostly I use clay as my medium - always looking at the landscape for inspiration. But, often I find pleasure in using oil on canvas, discovering nuances that are different to achieve with ceramic tile."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wamogo High School Students Visit Wisdom's Gallery

Recently "Drawing, 2D Design, and 3D Design" students from Wamogo High School visited the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery at Wisdom House.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rich Answers: Sr. Jo-Ann with Sr. Mary Fahy, Director of Pastoral Care at The McAuley in West Hartford

Sister Mary Fahy, RSM, (L), director of Pastoral Care at The Mc Auley in West Hartford and author of two books, "The Tree That Survived the Winter" and "A Time for Leaving," prepares with Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, (R), to be interviewed for the program "Rich Answers" on WRCH 100.5 FM. The program is sponsored by The Conference of Churches in Hartford. The interview will be aired on Sunday, October 11, at 6 a.m.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Beatitudes Retreat: John R. Donahue, SJ, with Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

The beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount) found in the Gospel of Matthew describe the values to which a disciple of Jesus should aspire. This retreat weekend gave time to reflect on these universal values and how they can help one become a beacon of hope for others. Here John R. Donahue, SJ, who led the retreat, reflects on the beatitudes in our daily lives.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Rich Answers: October Cropwalks

Eileen Schwartz , Assistant Regional Director of Church World Service speaks with Sister Rosemarie Greco, DW about the October Cropwalks which are designed to raise funds for food for people in need. Sister Rosemarie is Wisdom Correspondent for the Sunday morning program, "Rich Answers," which airs on WRCH 100.5 FM, 5:30 - 6:30 a.m.

To learn more about Cropwalks and to participate, contribute, or to "walk on the web", contact Crop Walk Online or Church World Service.

The radio program is produced by the Conference of Churches in Hartford.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Forum on Religion and Environment Airs October 4

Sr. Rosemarie Greco checks her notes before interviewing Rabbi Andrea Cohen Kiener of West Hartford about the upcoming Forum on Religion and Environment, which will take place on Thursday, October 15, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Hartford. The forum is co-sponsored by the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN) and Hartford Seminary.

Sr. Rosemarie is a Wisdom Correspondent for the Conference of Churches’ weekly radio program, “Rich Answers,” on WRCH 100.5 FM.

“Rich Answers” airs 5:30a.m. to 6:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. The Wisdom segment is on around 6 a.m. The program has a listening audience of 60,000 people.

This year’s Religion and the Environment forum will include a keynote address, “Coming Home: The Oikos of God and Climate Change” given by Michael Schut, Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer of the Episcopal Church.

The workshop sessions which will follow include: Community Gardening, Harvesting Local Energy, the New Cosmology, Communicating Climate Change, Energy Efficiency for Homes and Business, Toxic Substance Control and Spiritual Resources for Teaching and Preaching Creation.
Workshop presenters include Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, Bettylou Sandy, Sharon and Richard Vocke, Rosemarie Greco, DW, Dough Cahill and Sarah Uhl.

For additional information visit www.irejn.org or call Yvette Law at 860-509-9555.