Mark your calendars for our 3rd season
Winter Lecture Series

January 12, Peter Jensen-Trail Planning
February 9, Lauri Landry-Performance Art
March 8, Tom Wilson-Photography
April 19, Linda & Derek Marshall-Pottery&Glass

January 12, 2020

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Creating Pathways into Nature
Peter Jensen
at the Doris Benz Community Center
in Center Sandwich, NH

In our first lecture of the 2020 winter season, trail planner and builder, Peter Jensen will share his unique approach to creating trail access to the great outdoors. Peter started building hiking trails in the 1970s when he was 18 years old, working for the AMC trail crew in the White Mountains of NH.  He has designed and built trails continuously ever since.  His work has taken him all over the Northeast and beyond: working for federal, state and local agencies as well as private conservation organizations such as the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, and even to Patagonia National Park in Chile. The presentation will chronicle the process of sustainable trail development as well as changes in trail making over the past century.  He will weave his trail design and building experiences into the program with photographs of projects completed over the past 20 years.

Peter Jensen has more than 40 years of experience planning and constructing pedestrian trails throughout the Northeast.  His company is a member of the Professional Trailbuilders Association.  He worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club until 1988 when he started his own business in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.  In early 2005 he reorganized the business into Peter S. Jensen & Associates, LLC.  He served as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s representative to the U. S. Access Board’s Regulatory Negotiation Committee on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas from 1997 to 1999 where he helped shape regulations for the development of new trails, camping facilities, picnic sites, and beaches. He continues to plan, design, construct and consult on the development of sustainable pedestrian trails.  Training crew leaders, youth, volunteers, and agency/non-profit staff is also an important component of his work. He is a regular presenter at national conferences on pedestrian trail-related topics.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
4:00 pm to 6 pm

A Creative Journey thru the Acting Process
Lauri Landry

at the Doris Benz Community Center
in Center Sandwich, NH

Take a journey thru the written words of a play’s text and the process of finding the way into a character.  Lauri will discuss the steps of exploring a play and then build these ideas into specific pieces at a performance level.

“Acting is a form of self-expression, it’s not becoming someone else, and it’s not playing make-believe; it’s about using the fiction of being someone else to express something about yourself.” Maggie Gyllenhall

“With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it.  There has to be, otherwise it’s just not acting…It’s lying.” Johnny Depp

Lauri Landry is a native of New Hampshire and a long time summer resident who recently relocated to Sandwich year-round.  Over the course of four decades she has worked in the theater (Broadway, off Broadway, regional, and stock theaters) on television (daytime and nighttime shows), and in concert venues (including major US and international halls). She has split her professional years almost equally between New York City and Los Angeles. Lauri is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Theater and remains a happy journeyman and student of the craft of acting, studying for her longest stretch with famed acting coach Larry Moss.

Sunday March 8, 2020

4:00 pm to 6 pm

Toward a Photographic Point of View
Thomas Wilson

at the Doris Benz Community Center
in Center Sandwich, NH

This presentation will describe Tom Wilson’s journey toward creating compelling photographic images. He will show highlights of his experiences working with mentors who have different and unique photographic vision. These mentors have helped Tom explore different genres of photography in a variety of places around the world. Tom will reflect on how his perspective has evolved and illustrate his progress toward addressing a question that has become core to his photographic vision: What is the point of view that I bring to my photography and how will that point of view focus and guide my future work?

There will be time for discussion and Tom’s hope is that the presentation and discussion will encourage others to consider the point of view they bring to their photography.


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