Towering over Stanstead
Itshould be up by the weekend, telling us the time for the coming fall. The permanent fixture in the downtown Stanstead park, honoring the builder of Canada’s first automobile, Henry Seth Taylor, will be a clock atop a tower made, for once, of Stanstead granite.
It’s a volunteer effort, as we all know, and, once again, we should congratulate Robert Sheldon who deserves the credit.
But, there is a but to this story and it’s the sorry state of what was, a couple of years ago, something on the verge of international success: the Granite symposium. In its last year, it was finally going somewhere, properly curated, slowly leaving behind the sculpturing freak show of who could cut something fastest.
It is not that a good sculpture symposium is not needed in North America; there are none of international stature held on the continent. Thinking of holding one yearly is foolish; a biennial one would be nice and achieving international status would take at least a decade. This is more or less where the original symposium was headed, a couple of years ago, before all hell broke loose at the Granite Museum.
The last ‘symposium’, this year’s event when the clock tower was sculpted, was a disaster. Visitors could be counted in tens, not topping a charitable couple of hundred. There is a genuine problem with the so called museum, better called a commercial exhibition with a toy train sideshow. One can wonder where the synergy is but there must be some in someone’s mind.
If this attraction is to remain, it will have to find its way fast and be properly funded in order to be curated. In other words, being able to change the exhibits once in a while and offer thematic exhibitions. In order to do so, it would need a true non-profit organisation at its helm. But does it need its own administration? This is a question that should be asked soon. We would seriously explore a joint administration of the town’s main attractions: The Haskell complex; Granit Central, the granite museum, and the Colby-Curtis Museum. We believe that the latter is the best placed to be at the center of such a joint venture: it has the experience of dealing with various government ‘providers’, knows what a curator is and would be able to have full-time employees assured of a job.
We also believe that the Granite Museum should relocate to the derelict shame of this town that the first Customs building is. There is ample land around to expand and offer parking space. We think that this is the only way to preserve the building which will need attention very rapidly. The former granite museum could then be a purely commercial affair, a window on the local granite industry where sales could be conducted by a trained staff.
This needs money and, more importantly, vision. It is not always the first that is harder to find but, rather, the second.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), on September 17th, participated in a dedication ceremony for a $1.2 million expansion of the Plainfield Health Center.
“As chairman of the subcommittee on primary health care, I am proud that we have helped lead the fight to more than double funding for community health centers to address the primary health crisis in Vermont and America,” Sanders said.
Sanders secured $12.5 billion in the Affordable Care Act to expand health centers across the country, deploy more doctors, dentists and other health care
TheBeaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present Sébastien Gaudette’s exhibition from 23 September to 04 November 2012. The vernissage will take place on Sunday 23 September at 2 p.m. The public and the press are cordially invited.
Sébastien Gaudette is living and working in Montreal. He has made several solo exhibitions and has participated ingroup exhibitions. Winner of many awards including the first prize of the jury at Festival International Montréal en Arts (FIMA) in 2011, this self-taught artist specialized in the integration of different techniques in visual art, and it is with joy and passion that he hopes to leave his mark in the visual art history of Quebec as a poet and writer.
Sébastien Gaudette works mainly with acrylic paint, incor- professionals in underserved areas and double, to 40 million, the number of patients who have access to affordable primary care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs.
The Health Center of Plainfield was awarded $988,700 in federal funds to cover most of the $1.2 million construction project. A new building expanded the center’s mental health practice from three to seven offices. The federal money also helped build a garage for a mobile dental unit which serves patients in Plainfield and four other community health centers in Vermont.
In the past decade, Vermont has gone from having two Federally Qualified Health porating several mediums such as oil stick, pencil, spray can, monotype, and collage. He is constantly exploring the deconstruction of the object, the combination of materials and textures. Research and creation are paramount to him and he spends much time to push ever further his exploration.
In his works, priority is given to reveal strong emotions, mes- Centers to eight, including 47 sites where more than 120,000 Vermonters get primary health care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs.
Nearly one in five Vermonters now get primary care from a community health center. Vermont ranks second only to West Virginia in the share of the states’ populations cared for at health centers.
Open to everyone, the centers provide high-quality, cost-effective care to patients regardless of their ability to pay, whether they are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, or no insurance. Payments are on a sliding scale, so people with low or moderate incomes can afford the services. sages, awareness’s, social problems, solutions, questions ... He likes his characters to travel into narrative universes which are fragmented and chaotic, to demonstrate the fine line between dream and reality. His characters are the actors of all his staged scenes based on many of the texts he wrote. In short, his works tend to be autobiographical.