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Don’t let your home renovation become a nightmare. Something as simple as using the wrong type of insulation can lead to moldy and rotting walls. On Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Manchester Community Library, local architect Alan Benoit will explain the major elements of “Building Science” and help you avoid many common renovation pitfalls. He will clarify good versus bad wall designs, pass around various building materials, and teach you the pros and cons of each. Free and open to all.
The Golden Age of the American Snapshot
We live in what writer John Rember calls, “the thin moment of the present.” When we take a snapshot, we are intuitively aware of our fleeting and ephemeral lives – and hope to preserve it in time and place.
Part of the appeal of a snapshot is that it lives in the moment – without ego, pretense or higher order. We are reminded of photography’s unique vernacular of storytelling and its gift to inform without judgment or malice. The snapshot is also perhaps photography’s most democratic process and finest steward. It is, at once, both folk-art and poetry of the commonplace. Snapshots are a chronicle of time and living history steeped in American culture that often dwells within the scrap-book tradition. The pursuit and realization of the American Dream is often a theme imbued in a suite of snapshots.
Peter Bosco will share from his vast snapshot collection of America from the past century. We will explore the Golden Age of American snapshots between the early 1900s through the 1960s. The true pleasure lies in discovering the secrets these sweet, anonymous jewels hold dear. Be part photo-detective, archaeologist, sociologist in this fun and lively discussion. Social, cultural and political overtones are revealed both by lens and the distancing of time. We will compare the earlier snapshot with our current iPhone/Snapchat culture.
Enlarge your vision and appreciate the humble but magical snapshot during this entertaining event!