The Lowell Sun from Lowell, Massachusetts on January 5, 1975 · Page 129
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fiV - . f iv J", ; V - i - r - rVWTf r,'r v.s.;,;y. - current Worcester exhibit Porfraifure featured in , . By ANN SCHBCf ER Sua Art Critic " l6wei,L - "Portrait of' Miss Elsa Within, IMS"' by ihe - Bri - : lish' artist; Sir John Lave'ry, a gift to the Worcester Museum, by. tier daughter Miss Prlcilla ' Mason, l as been pul on view for the' first time." 'The '.full length oij painting, six and a half feet . in height, is done in a style, typi - . cat of English' Society pdrtrai - ' (tire at - the Uirn of the century. - ; Dating from the early years of the museum, it represents a., prominent coiinly family of thai - period, The George Whitlns . president or the Machine Works in Whitinsyille,. Mass. ' r .The portrait,' painted during a European four, shows the in - , fhjehce or two American artists who spent 'much; of their .lives in En gland, John Singer Sargent and James Abbott M c Ne i I 1 Whis - ler, each . of whom intra duced us own version of Frinch impressionism to' the English public. The sitter, posed on - a low wall of a garden, is clothed Minister's dream tied tp sinking of Titanic "By ALLEN SPKAGGETT , ' Toronto Sun: Syndicate ' ' - It was a Sunday and the. Rev. - ' Charles Morgan, minister of Ro'kdale Methodist Church in Winnipeg, Canada, arrived at his church , to prepare for the tM.ii 'ng service. - The custom was for the choiiv. master to choose the hymns and Mr. Morgan to post tiiem on tlte hymn board. He did ibis, then ivenl io his study. The re was . considerable time, until he service and he dared on. The minister had a' - strange dream. He saw only a surging darkness but distinctly heard in the dream an old hymn - one tie used rarely, if ever, in church. In fact, he hadn't sung the hymn in years. But now his dreiim was filled with it, accompanied by a sound like rushing waters, ' The minister awakened, oddly disturbed, the hymn still ringing in hi i - mind. He glanced at his watch. There was plenty of time until .the service. He dozed again. Once more he dreamed of'the same hymn, now sung by a chorus or voices. And still, in I he track - ground, the sound of surging, crashing waters angry wafers. Solution to Today's 3j2iliL2'fe"fi rri! ir ?Jii 5liiGiiiri i"e c rflf SiU!lidrJvr?5iiilrF y! is i git irEs TimsI - H EjIfiE i6ALtiii;r DEHCHBB 05hr hSXp'tIK iiiiiAiiiM;iEiiiiitrnniirsTr;1 10 SUNday, JANUARY Art In pale green with soft pink and .a romantic hat of tulle.' Miss Masu'n recalls that her mother was ahuiscd - . because - she ae - ; fually was pahi'ted in the studio. With her . feet on an upturned coal scullk Sir John ta very (1856 - 1911) was born' in Ireland, studied painting, in London, 'and Paris, and speiil seme time in Glascow among a' group of young artists. In the ISSO's he moved to London where he bea.me. famous as a society portraitist. ' ' When viewing the portrait, i woutdbe interesting to compare" this piece wilh the museum's collection of Sargents and. Whistlers . .". and to other excellent Boston artists of his ?rme; ilso influenced by the impression isls,'Chi!de'Hassaii)'aiKt - Frank . Weston Benson. fwMffl Mr. Morgan awoke wilh a" start. His dream weiglied heavk " ly on him. Why, he ddri't know." He. got up from his chair. and - walked out into the still empty sanctuary. As though in some sort of mystic thrall, only half &ware of what lie was doing, he looked up the hymn from his dream and posted Ihr. number on the hymn board. later, in the service, it was tie first hymn the congregation sang. It seemed a little out - o - lilace.in a chinch thousands of miles inland - "Hear Father, while we pray to Thee, For those m peril on Ihe sea . . ." During the singing, the minister was surprised and embarrassed to find his eyes filling with tears. ' The date was April 14, 1912. ' Only laler did the Rev. Charles Morgan discover' that at the very time his congregalion was singing that. hymn one ot history's greatest sea tragedies was unfolding in the Norlh Atlantic. The Titanic was sinking. . . Crossword Puzzle 5. 1975 Also on view at the museum, the work of 25 New England art - ' ists. Three works by each in oil, w'aterc'olor. d r a w i n g s, s i I k screens, llthds, seriographs, engravings, and etchings All are oh sale . : . every' style aiid period.. Among the diverse works . . . c o ri i e niporarv stained glass, fantasy drawings', lyrical New England seascapes, hard edge realism, gravestone rubbings, etc. SOME. OF the upcoming Hi - centennial' shows that will usher in the. spring '.. , will be at the. Fogg Museum, Harvard and the De'Cordova Museum in Lincoln. Besides the already mentioned New England Women 1975 . . . the 'Series of major exhibitions that will highlite the year, titled "Spirit of Independence" wilt in - elude .'.'The British Are Coming", a survey of British painting and sculpture of the past decade, including work by mas - ' fers" as well as new talents, and demonstrating why London cur - . rently ranks with Ihe world's most exciting and influential art centers. . - 7. . , Following that . will - be. the . "Spirit ' '. of Independence, I Crafts." Contemporary work by outstanding crailsmen that wilt trace the evolution of crafts traditions and techniques over the , 2Q0 years and ."Spirit of Independence, II" that will be an outdoor "exhibit Dt large scale . . pieces' representing the best in contemporary's c u 1 p a r e in America today .... "Art in America 1950" wilt be the.'paint - ings, graphics, and sculpture, the year the DeCordova was first opened to . the public, and the year that American art emerged into world prominence wilh the works of such artists of the New York School; Pol - Mock, UeKooning,' Kline, etc; The final exhibit from November io December, 1075, will . be ."The American Dream" I9lh Century . artifacts, folk art, genre painting, trade signs, symbols, docu - meitiing the free enterprise system, the spirit of 19th Centurv commerce. J Music J GERRY MULLIGAN Wm PORTRAIT OF MISS WHITIN (1904) ' . ; . by Sir John Lavery ot Worcester Museum BU Celebrity Series lists outstanding events ALFREO W. BURKE Sun Music Critic LOWELL - TJie Boston University Celebrity Series hns" listed several outstanding programs tor January and February. Included will be orchestral, chamber, vocal and dance and a program featuring music of the modern style. The latter win prejent Two Generations of Brubeck" with Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond in the - spotlight. This exciting concert will be held in Symphony Hull on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8:30 m The famous "and ever Icived Vienna Choir Boys will be at Symphony Hall this coming Friday evening (Jan. 10), at E:.T0 p.m. This group which has been applauded by many genera I inns of concert goers will again otter a, program that is now a stand ing tradition. "ille Alvin Alley City Center Dance Thealcr is slated' for seven programs, the first !o be on Tuesday evening, Jan. H. The programs which are daled far the next evening, Jan. 15, will be on the 16, !7, is fmafinee and evening), and Ihe 19 at 3 p.m. This event is scheduled for John Hancock Hall Next on ihe list will be Ihe Chamber Music Sociely of Lincoln Center and the Society will be at Jordan Hall, Saturday. Jan. 18, at 8:30 p.m. Symphony Hall will be the scene of a recital by the renown Nutisl, Jeart - Pierre Rampal. Sunday after noon, Jan. 36, at 3 p.m., is - the date. A must will be the. vocal recital by Luciano Pavarotli on Friday evening, Jan. 31, at 8:30 p.m., in Symphony Hall. A colorful and brillianl event will foature Ludlima Zykina and the Moscow Balalaika Orchestra. The date is Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m., and this will be in Symphony Hall. The brilliant Cleveland Orcl(eslra with Ijorin Mazel on liodium will be at Symphony Hall,. Wednesday evening, Feb. S, at B:30 p.m. On Feb. 7, aLso iri Symphony Hall, Hermann Prey will offer a vocal recital. This will also be in Symphony Hall. THE beloved guitarist, Andres Segovia, will be at Symphony Hall on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9 - Pcler Scrkin who has gained a lop spot in the piano field will will present a reeilal in Jordan Kail on Friday evening, Feb. 21. The world famous dramatic Joprano, Birgit Nilsson will present a recital, at Symphony Hail on Sunday afternoon, Feb 23 at 3 p.m. The Ballet Folklore of Mexico will give wo performances at the Music Hall. The date of this outstanding event is Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 26. 27 at 8:30 p.m. Symphony Hall will aa,ain be the scene of activity as the final event in Februarv features Hie Strasbourg Philharmonic appearing as conduc'or. This event is listed for Fridav evening, Feb. 28, at 8:30 p.m.

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