Authors and Origami at Stillwater Artsapalooza

Sanford Phippen is an equisite Maine storyteller, so we were most delighted when he and the Puckerbrush Review clan agreed to be a part of Stillwater Artsapalooza 2012!

Sanford “Sandy” Phippen grew up in Hancock, graduated from Sumner Memorial High School in East Sullivan, received his BA in English from the University of Maine and earned an MA in English Education from Syracuse University.  He is the author of The Police Know Everything, People trying to be Good, Cheap Gossip, Kitchen Boy, and The Messiah in the Memorial Gym, plus two histories of Hancock and a play, Standing, Just Outside the Door.  He has edited The Best Maine Stories and High Clouds Soaring, Storms Driving Low : The Letters of Ruth Moore. His works have appeared in numerous anthologies and publications including, The New York Times, DownEast Magazine and Maine Times.  Sandy spent numerous years as a high schol English teacher at Orono High School, and is now retired, though he continues to teach writing at the University of Maine.

Sandy will be reading with some of his friends and founding members of the famed Puckerbrush Review at the Orono Public Library from 7:00-7:40 and again from 8:00-8:40.   The Puckerbrush Review literary magazine is published twice-a-year by the English Department of the University of Maine and is a print-only journal.  The Puckerbrush Review was founded and edited by Constance Hunting and is now edited by Sanford Phippen.  The Puckerbrush Review publishes quality poetry, short stories, literary essays and reviews.  Don’t miss this chance to laugh, cry, smile and bask in what it means to be a Maine-ah!

One of the fabulous visual artists displaying her work at Stillwater Artspalooza is Eva Szillery.  Eva obtained her PhD in Mathematics at the prestigious Eotvos Lorand University and it is there that she started folding modular origami to help enrich the teaching of mathematics for students.

Eva is now the Maine State Director of the American Mathematics Competitions, the founder of the Maine Junior Engineering Technical Society(MJETS), the Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search(MMSETS) and the Maine Origami Society.  She is the 2005 recipient of the University of Maine Educator Recognition Award for programming Excellence of the MMSETS and MJETS Programs. Szillery’s modular origami work has been exhibited in Lewiston, Portland, Bangor, Orono, Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, and Presque Isle.  

Eva’s fascinating art will be on display at Ted Curtis Law Offices and available as a part of the Stillwater Community Arts Silent Art Auction at Fiberphilia.  For more information on her work check out the following website: http://www.mmsets.org/

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