Collington Celebrates National Poetry Month

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Collington celebrates National Poetry Month with this first-ever display in the Creative Arts hallway across from The Landing bistro. Check the display for new poems, books, and inspirations every week during April.

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Lee McKnight was the longtime leader of the poetry group at Collington. He was a man of great compassion, wit, and generosity of spirit. He is greatly missed.

Everyone is invited to join the Poetry Group:

Who: We are residents who simply enjoy reading poetry.

What: We each bring a published poem to read to the group and tell a bit about the poem’s author.

When: The Poetry Group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:00

Where: In the Board Room.

 

Show by Arnold Hurley

IMG_2801dWorks by Arnold Hurley are on display in the auditorium corridor.

A native of Boston, Arnold is a graduate of Tufts University where he received both his Bachelors degree in education and his Masters of Fine Arts as a painting major, He also took courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For twelve years he taught painting on the college level in the Boston area. Institutions included Emerson College, Wesleyan University, Lowell University, and Milton Academy, He received more than 30 awards for his painting and drawings. His work appeared in group exhibitions in Massachusetts, New York, and other states.

Arnold has now lived in Maryland for 33 years.  He is known at Collington as he has taught a mixed media art course on Tuesdays through the SAGE program.  He has also taught in Prince George’s County Public Schools.

He appreciates the style of realism and the challenges it brings. He likes the works of Rembrandt and Ingres as well as Andrew Wyeth. He enjoys all subjects related to color, form, and the human face. His Collington exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors, and pencil drawings, with subjects varying from still-life to portraiture.

Arnold’s show will be up through the end of May.

 

Signs of Spring and Easter at Collington

By Marian Fuchs

After weeks of enduring a seemingly never-ending winter, spring finally arrived at the very end of March, in time for a great Easter brunch on April 1 – no fooling! Here’s proof…

Flowers on campus

Easter Bunny  and Ice Sculpture Seafood Bar

Mimosas in the Ivy Lounge and Snacks

Easter Windowsill Creations by the Flower Committee

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The Hats We Wear

Collington women have shown us the way of the world just by sharing their hats.  From an Admiral’s hat to traditional nurses caps to hard hats to church hats to pussy hats, this year’s Women’s History Clocktower Exhibit displayed our unique places in the world.   Colorful and diverse and observed and commented by residents and visitors alike the exhibit was changed out some, mid-month to accommodate all hats donated.  Fun and fascinating and successful!  Whatever shall we do next year???

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Collingtonians at the March for Our Lives, 3/24/2018

Here are some of our residents who traveled to downtown Washington to support the hundreds of thousands of young people protesting gun deaths in America, and to demand sensible gun control actions from politicians.

 

 

Photos submitted by Marilyn Haskel and Dorothy Yuan and Nadine Hathaway

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