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Wine & Chocolate Event at Springfield Museums

January 20, 2015

On Thursday, February 5 from 5-8 pm, the Springfield Museums will present their next Culture & Cocktails event of the season, “Indulgence: An Evening of Wine of Chocolate.” The event will take place at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and is sponsored by FieldEddy, Inc.

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Springfield Museums Host North American Debut of Innovative Origami Exhibit

January 7, 2015

Later this month, the Springfield Museums will host a new traveling exhibit designed to challenge the perception of traditional origami. Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, a ground-breaking exhibition of large-scale origami installations by nine visionary master folders, will have its North American debut at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from January 20–April 12, 2015. The Springfield Museums are also hosting a related exhibit, Origami Interpretations: Gloria Garfinkel, at the nearby George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.

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Hartford Courant: Artist's Fascination With Asia Inspired Origami-Like Exhibit

December 19, 2014

"Hanabi" means "fireworks" in Japanese, and the word is an appropriate title for a series of four small sculptures by Gloria Garfinkel in Springfield.

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Possible New Tyrannosaur Species Uncovered

December 10, 2014

Staff and independent specialists at the Springfield Science Museum have identified a bone from what appears to be an entirely new species of tyrannosaur. The discovery was made earlier this year by paleontologist Sebastian Dalman, who has also been researching collections at the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College over the past few years.

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Huffington Post: A Conversation with Gloria Garfinkel

December 9, 2014

Gloria Garfinkel's art can be seen as a celebration of life where vibrant colors, dynamic shapes, viewer participation and the pure joy of creativity rules the day. Then there are other works that bring forth the frailty of nature's balance in all its majestic splendor. This scope of interest suggests a broad experimental approach indicating a person who looks for inspiration in distant or divergent lands where the cultural and geographic divide is extreme.

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