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It is with great sadness to pass on the news that our beloved Kay Langan peacefully passed away at home on Christmas day.” Our condolences to her family and the many people she touched and loved.

Picture in the society pages
Pretty lady in lavender
Looking elegant, establishment but
Twinkle in her eye
Promises a giggle later

To whom will I send my poems
For an honest down and dirty answer
Who will laugh with me
At the absurdities
That cluster at the edges of our day

No more soup and sandwich
And something chocolate
At the midcentury modern dining room table
I will still talk to you
Just have to wait a while for your answer

See you, friend
~ Judith Crystal

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Ida Angland
received rave reviews for her performance of Verdi’s Aida in New York City, Brooklyn and CT. Here is a review by the Brooklyn Discovery http://brooklyndiscovery.com/2018/11/gateway-classical-music-society-presents-a-thrilling-aida/  and below, one of several wonderful reviews:  

“Maestro Ida Angland conducting from memory without a score like the iconic Toscanini, of this incredible masterpiece by Italy’s greatest composer was sublime. Watching her use the baton made me realize how Aida and Verdi transformed her into a great interpreter. I saw and heard the great predecessors that made Ida Angland what she is today but she broke out of the skins of the past and gave us an Aida to remember forever. The Grand March and Meyerbeerian influences were thrilling but all the ingenious things that make Aida so unique were brought out by Maestro Ida Angland, the very gifted singers, the heavenly chorus, the exciting dances, and the superb Gateway Orchestra.”

Fereshteh Priou’s new email address is: fereshp@yahoo.com

Roberta Seret invites you to visit her NGO website, International Cinema Education, www.internationalcinemaeducation.org, and travel to Moscow to see the FILMed Loveless from Russia. Enjoy other FILMeds that were created for students based on award-winning foreign films. Scroll down to the posters of films. Click on a poster of your choice and use the password july07. Enjoy the new pedagogy.

Pen Women: please send a poem, some prose, photography or artwork which you have done that is indicative of the month of February.
If selected, your work will have great position displayed just
below our newsletter masthead.
Send to dorismady42@gmail.com by the 20th of the month. Thank YOU!



Calendar:

Maria Friscia has two of her art pieces juried in for the Stamford Art Association’s exhibition, "Faces and Figures". January 6 - 31, Opening Reception: January 6, 4 - 6 PM, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT.

Untitled (ink on yupo paper), Untitled (mixed media) and Structural Reflections (photo) by GPW Maria Friscia
Additionally, Maria’s photograph, Structural Reflections, was selected to the Carriage Barn Arts Center 39th Photography Show. The exhibit will be from January 12 to February 15. Opening reception with exhibit jurors: Saturday, Jan. 12 from 4 – 6 PM, 681 South Ave, New Canaan.


Doris Mady will have two paintings at the Rowayton Arts Center’s Student/Instructor show. Look for Reeds and Water and Unconditional Love from Jan. 6 – 19. Opening Reception: Jan. 6 from 4 – 6 PM. Everyone is invited.
Reeds and Water and Unconditional Love by GPW Doris Mady

Jean P. Moore will be in Florida in January and has two book club events planned for her novel, Tilda’s Promise, during that time. They are: January 3, Ladies Namaste Book Club, Odessa (Tampa), Florida; January 23, Author tea and reception, East Pointe, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Diane Tunick Morello will lead a book discussion on January 28 at 7 PM at Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich on the novel Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. The book is a masterful take on the American dream, filled with joy and heartache as two immigrants from Cameroon navigate the highs and lows of American immigration, class and race. The author never lets us forget that human hearts beat at the center of these heated issues. Reserve your library copy now and join the discussion.

Barbara O’Shea’s photograph has been juried into the Carriage Barn Arts Center’s 39th Annual Photography Show. The opening reception is January 12 from 4 - 6 PM. Juror’s were from ICP, The International Center for Photography in NYC.

Girls, Inc. by GPW Barbara O’Shea

Connie Newton Stancell's painting, Canyon Rhythms IV, has been selected for the “Personal Best” exhibition at The College of New Rochelle's Mooney Center Gallery, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY. The exhibition dates are January 24 to March 2, 2019. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 12 noon to 2 PM and everyone is invited.

Canyon Rhythms IV by GPW Connie Newton Stancell

Spotlight: Annette Voreyer

Annette was raised in Cooperstown, NY, received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and lived for many years in France, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

She has studied with several prominent artists including Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal, Christopher Gallego, Kirill Doron and Dean Fisher. She holds memberships in the Salmagundi Club, The National League of American Pen Women, the American Artists Professional League, the Art Students League of New York and the Greenwich Art Society.

Annette has won numerous awards including Best in Show - Paint/Acrylic at the 2015 Greenwich Art Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition. Her work has appeared in numerous gallery exhibitions throughout Fairfield County and New York City. In addition, her work can be found in private collections in Greenwich, New York City, San Diego, London and Canada.

Annette currently paints in her Greenwich and Bridgeport studios and she also continues her independent studies with Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal and Christopher Gallego. She has also participated in workshops with Frank Bruckmann (Maine), Ephraim Rubenstien (Florence, Italy), Julian Merrow-Smith (Provence) and with Ben Fenske and Marc Dalessio (Boston).

Annette has resided in Greenwich, CT since 2002 with her husband Robert Voreyer and is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Nicholas and Thomas.

www.annettevoreyer.com


Annette Voreyer