Weekend author events set at bookstore

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MANCHESTER >> The Northshire Bookstore will present two authors with new books they will be discussing.

Carol Berry, Vincent Van Gogh: His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.

On Friday, Jan. 29, local author Carol Berry will present her new work at the Northshire Bookstore on Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh (1859-1890), perhaps the most beloved artist in the world, was motivated by a deep spiritual vision, first expressed in his ambition to become a missionary and minister, and later through his art. Though virtually ignored and consistently misunderstood in his own lifetime, he poured out his convictions in letters to his brother Theo. Through these letters, examples of his drawings, and her own reflections on the interplay between his life, his spiritual vision, and his art, Carol Berry offers a moving portrait of Van Gogh as a spiritual seeker and teacher for our time.

Carol Berry has degrees in art and psychology and art education. For many years she has lectured and led retreats based on the spiritual teaching of Henri Nouwen and Van Gogh. For this volume she prepared her own translations of Van Gogh's writings from Dutch and French.

David Schütz, Intimate Grandeur: Vermont's State House Saturday, Jan. 30 , 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, Vermont State Curator, David Schütz, will be speaking about his new book, "Intimate Grandeur: Vermont's State House." The Vermont State Curator's Office oversees the restoration, care and conservation of the historic Vermont State House and the collections of fine art, and historic furniture housed there. In addition, the State Curator's Office manages three gallery spaces in the Capitol Complex for rotating exhibitions of contemporary art: the Governor's Office in the Pavilion Office Building; the lobby of the Supreme Court Building and the State House cafeteria. Schütz's new book is a 120-page celebration of the historic seat of Vermont State government. Illustrated with exquisite photographs and dozens of historic paintings and drawings, this volume is destined to become a classic.

For more information, contact the bookstore at www.northshire.com or by phone at (802) 362-2200.


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