Friday, April 30, 2010

New title: Living with Wilderness, by Bill Sherwonit

Living with Wilderness, by Bill Sherwonit

The newest title in the Ester library is Bill Sherwonit's book, Living with Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey, published by the University of Alaska Press in 2008. Sherwonit has worked and lived in Alaska off and on since 1974, moving here permanently in 1982. From Andromeda Romano-Lax's review of the book: "…Sherwonit employs both a journalist’s skills and a non-specialist’s sense of humble wonder to deliver a portrait of the wild in its many guises. Though northern experiences take the main stage, his Connecticut childhood memories are particularly moving and instructive, reminding us all of the importance of early, unmediated experiences with nature. Throughout the book, Sherwonit taps the expertise of local natural history experts and mentors, weaving their observations and studies with his own, more personal discoveries."

Book information: 6 x 9 inches, 232 pages, paperback

ISBN #978-16022301-4-9

Library Section: Alaska nonfiction

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Library lecture: Igor Pasternak on contemporary art

guerrilla art in a national park

Igor Pasternak, an adjunct art lecturer at UAF and an occasional visitor to the Ester Village Square and the Golden Eagle, will be the John Trigg Ester Library's next guest lecturer. Pasternak's talk is titled "Criticism, Craft, and Concept in Contemporary Art" and will be held at Hartung Hall on April 28, Wednesday, at 7 pm. Pasternak and his wife, Sveta, are also having a joint show at the Annex during the month of May.