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image from lithograph exhibit
SHAHN'S SINGLE VERSE—A new exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery features works by social realist artist Ben Shahn, including the gestures of little flowers, above. Shahn was a young man in Paris when he first read The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. For more than 40 years, Rilke's words on the meaning of art and life remained a touchstone for Shahn.

In 1968, at the end of his life, Shahn finally illustrated the verses that had affected him so deeply, explaining in a New York Times article, "I wouldn't have attempted to do it if I hadn't had myself every one of the experiences he described."

For the Sake of a Single Verse: Lithographs by Ben Shahn continues through November 20 in the Lockhart Gallery.

Events scheduled for Monday, August 15 (after 5 p.m.) through Tuesday, September 6 (after 5 p.m.)


Memorial Art Gallery—x5-3081;

August 18Finger Lakes Artist Lecture. Artist and ceramic designer Jeff Kell of Avon gives an illustrated lecture. This is the third Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition for Kell. Auditorium, 7 p.m.

August 20, 21, 27, 28, September 3, 4Wendell Castle Video. View Tom Muir Wilson's award-winning film on The Music Stand, the 1964 work that brought Castle national acclaim. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Wendell Castle in Rochester. Green Room, 3 p.m.

August 25Tuesday's Treasures Preview Party. Browse and buy this year's treasures ahead of the crowd. Refreshments served. For tickets, call 473-7720 ext. 3014. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

August 26Tuesday's Treasures. For more information, call 473-7720, ext. 3014. M&T Bank Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

September 1What's Up. Lisa Szkolnik, an art history major at Nazareth College, speaks about Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels by the master of the St. Ursula Legend. Question-and-answer session follows. Renaissance Gallery, 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour—Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. August 18, 25, September 1; 6:30 p.m.

Through September 1860th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. Showcases recent work by emerging and established artists from upstate New York. This juried show features 53 works by 49 artists selected from a field of 712 submissions. Grand Gallery.

Through November 27For the Sake of a Single Verse: Lithographs by Ben Shahn. This exhibition presents a portfolio of lithographs by American painter and printmaker Ben Shahn. Presented in honor of President Joel Seligman. Lockhart Gallery.

Through 2005Wendell Castle in Rochester. Features furniture and sculpture along with preliminary drawings and photos of some of Castle's corporate and public commissions.

Through 2005Protected for Eternity: The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset. Long-term exhibition showcases the lavishly decorated inner coffin of an Egyptian official of the fourth century B.C.E. and other ancient artifacts.

River Campus

Through September 2Staff Infection. Juried show features works by River Campus Libraries staff members. Gallery at the Art and Music Library, ground floor, Rush Rhees Library. For hours or more details, call x5-4476 or visit

Through October 25Merlin the Magician in Literature and Culture. This exhibition features books, original artwork, comic books, and film pictures that show Merlin's prominence and popularity in the tales of King Arthur. Robbins Library, fourth floor, Rush Rhees Library.

Through OctoberA Nation at War. The display, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, features letters, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia all drawn from the department's collections. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library..


CPR Classes—Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER) from January through June. Registration required. All classes held in the OER Department (2-7500 area of the Medical Center). To register, call x5-7666.

August 18—Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 1 to 5 p.m.

August 31—Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 5 to 9 p.m.

September 1—Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 1 to 5 p.m.

Highland Hospital Family Classes—Call 473-2229 for details on fees and registration.

Through September—Childbirth Classes. See Web site for class schedules.

August 15—Infant Care and Safety. Class three. 7 to 9 p.m.

August 17—Breastfeeding. Basics of breastfeeding taught by certified lactation consultants. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

August 20—Childbirth Refresher. This three-hour "express" class is for expectant parents who have attended childbirth classes within the past five years. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

August 27—Infant and Child CPR. Training for parents, grandparents, and child care providers taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center—Call x5-2437 for information.

August 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, September 1—Karate: Goshin Jutsu. Medical Center, G-5680, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Strong Beginnings Classes—Call x5-0096 for information and x5-4058 to register.

Through September—Prepared Childbirth Classes. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), 7 to 9 p.m.

August 20—Sibling Class. Children learn about becoming a big sister or brother. For children ages 3 to 10. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), 10 to 11:30 a.m. (part 1)/11:30 a.m. to noon (part 2).

August 21—Prenatal Newborn Care Class. Outlines newborn appearance, behaviors, and reflexes. Also covers bathing, diapering, taking a temperature, cord care, safety equipment, and when to call the doctor. Conference Room A&B (2-1318/2-1322), 1 to 2:30 p.m.

August 21, 28—Orientation Class and Walking Tour. Learn what to expect during a hospital stay and take a walking tour of obstetrics services. Meet at information desk in main lobby, 3 to 4 p.m.

August 27—Marvelous Multiples Class. This class offers support and assistance in gaining knowledge about pregnancy and the birth process with multiples. Lund Room, 3-3211/3-3213, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel—x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

August 21, 28, September 4—River Level, 10:30 a.m.


August 18, September 1Daybreakers Toastmasters Club. Learn about Toastmasters, a public speaking support group. Open to the public; refreshments provided. Seneca Room (1-2604), Strong Memorial Hospital, 7:30 to 9 a.m.


Discounts for activities are available to all University staff and faculty. Specific discounts also are extended to students (call for details). All tickets are available at the hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in the Susan B. Anthony Hall on the River Campus. The Eastman School of Music carries movie theater tickets only. For more information, check the University Activity Connection flyer or call x5-7942. The current discount list can be accessed at

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