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Peace Rally – APSU Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)



A Peace rally is being held this Friday, Oct 19th from 1:00 – 2:00 by the APSU chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

SDS meets each week on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in the AP Bowl outside Harned Hall. Anyone who wishes to learn more about this organization is welcome attend any of their meetings. Peace!

Exuberance, kinetic energy, beauty, magic mark Devries bronzes


Andrew Devries holds magic in his hands, magic that unfolds with each gentle movement of his fingertips as he sculpts the figures he is famous for: dancers. Though a number of his works include renditions of the male body, Devries loves women, particularly women dancers, and the ebb and flow of their movements inspires this Western Massachusetts artist’s body of work, on display through October 2008 on the grounds of the Northampton (Massachusetts) courthouse lawns.

While On the Road in America, I took the opportunity of visiting an outdoor exhibit of art by an old friend. The exhibit encompasses a variety of Devries’ work: the expected selection of dancers,a sampling of early work (Other Side of Eden, Madonna), and newer pieces including The Bather and The Wave.

I met Andrew eighteen years ago, when he was on the brink of his now global reputation for excellence. I traveled over frost-heaved potholed road over winding roads to the fields at river’s edge where he lives and works amid some of New England’s most beautiful landscapes. At his studio in the Berkshire hills, he casts and pours the bronze figures, keeps up a steady chatter and laughs often and wildly, his laughter as much a celebration of life as his art. «Read the rest of this article»

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