Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Neolithic WORLD of STONE: From Gobekli Tepe to Stonehenge

Thursday,  October  3rd
6:30  pm
In 1987, having obtained permission from authorities, art historian and artist, Bob Manning, stood alone in the center circle of Stonehenge and witnessed a spectacular sunrise.  In 2012 on a Smithsonian tour of Ancient Anatolia, he stood within the ancient stone circles of Gebekli Tepe in southern Turkey, which predate Stonehenge by 6,000 years.  Please join us as this retired Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts takes us on a fascinating and insightful tour,
unraveling the beauty and mystery of these ancient sites.
This Vermont Humanities Council program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Springfield Town Library.  
Top: Bob Manning, Oil on linen painting inspired by carvings found at Gobekli Tepe;  Center:  Stonehenge;  Bottom:  Bob Manning at Gobekli Tepe in Southern Turkey,  October 2012

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Wings of Wonder: What the Vermont Butterfly Survey Taught Us About the Lepidoptera in Our State

                             Thursday,  September 12th  at  6:30 pm

Photo Credit:  Kent McFarland

Despite their lofty status among the insects, butterflies were largely a mystery in Vermont.  In 2002, we launched the Vermont Butterfly survey and have been discovering exciting facts about these insects ever since.   Come learn about the carnivorous larvae of the Harvester and the journey of the Monarch.   Get to know the butterflies in your garden and how to lure more of them.   Discover the perplexing genus of the Blues and why the Mourning Cloak is a spectacular survivor.  We invite you to delve into and explore the world of Vermont’s butterflies.  This VERMONT CENTER FOR ECOSTUDIES event is sponsored by the Friends of the Springfield Town Library.