TRACEY O' SHAUGHNESSY LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING
|Every Little Thing by Tracey O' Shaughnessy|
We are so excited to have author Tracey O' Shaughnessy give a lecture and book signing at our "Field Projects" exhibition space on December 8th at 1pm. Her book "Every Little Thing" is a collection of handpicked essays, many from her widely admired weekly column featured in the Waterbury Republican American.
Tracey will also be talking about her experiences as a writer covering art for the last 15 years and why she believes newspapers perform an important function shaping our understanding and appreciation of art.
The artwork of Danielle Mailer, one of the many Connecticut artists Tracey has interviewed and featured in her newspaper column, graces on the cover of the book. Not only is Tracey a gifted writer but a exceptional speaker who can convey a story with warmth and an engagingly wry sense of humor.
In conjunction with the author's lecture and book signing there will be an exhibition of drawings by artists Caroline Harman and Marc Chabot. (More info on the artists to come!)
|New Drawings by Caroline Harman|
FIELD PROJECTS EXHIBITION SPACE
BLUE HORSE ARTS AND JAY FOSTER MUSIC STUDIOS
The presentation will begin at 1pm, Saturday December 8th, 2012. There will be a reception afterward for all of the artists and Tracy O' Shaughnessy will have her books available for purchase and signing.The hours of the reception will be1PM - 4PM and is free and open to the public.Refreshments will be served.
Tracey O'Shaughnessy, a two-time recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists award for her Sunday Reflections column, is the Associate Features Editor of the Republican-American. She writes weekly about family life, religion, society and culture. Her column has won praise from the American Society of Newspapers Editors, the New England Associated Press News Executives Association, the American Academy of Religion and the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors. O’Shaughnessy’s art criticism has won her three first-place awards from the Society for Features Journalists. Her year-long series on Burmese refugees settling in Waterbury, Connecticut, won her the New England Newspaper Association's coveted Publick Occurences Award.
A native of Massachusetts, O'Shaughnessy is a graduate of Wesleyan and American Universities and has won three Wilbur Awards for her columns on religion, a Missouri Lifestyle Award for her features and a Clarion Award for her columns on women. She has been at the Republican-American since 1994 and is responsible for the paper's theater and visual arts coverage.
“Her writings are journalistic literary pieces. Every piece, long or short, is a thought provoking essay on life,”
Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi
O'Shaughnessy is “a take-no-prisoners columnist with an abundance of attitude and style.”
New England Associated Press News Executives Association
" ...Clever wordsmith, poet, painter of words, her writing is masterful and becomes a work of art in its own right.She has understood visual metaphors with alarming perceptiveness and has endorse me with a credibility that I am grateful for.When I'm not getting goosebumps reading her reviews,I am smiling at how lucky I am to have her literary voice beside my work."
Artist Danielle Mailer
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