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Exhibition Explores KSC Communitys Passionate Pursuits

KEENE, N.H. 6/10/02 Passionate Pursuits, an exhibition of arts, crafts, and collectibles from the Keene State College faculty, staff, and students and Friends of the Thorne, will open at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery on Saturday, June 15, and continue through Wednesday, Aug. 7. The Friends of the Thorne will host a reception for Passionate Pursuits on Wednesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Gallery.

This exhibition reflects the interests and passions of the KSC community, says Maureen Ahern, director of the Thorne Gallery. Its an opportunity for KSC community members and Friends of the Thorne to share their talents and interests with the larger Monadnock community and each other, says Ahern. More than 50 people contributed over 150 pieces to the collection.

Among objects on display will be antiques from around the world, bowls crafted by campus woodturners and potters, sports memorabilia, and pieces created by community members to memorialize the lives of others. The collection also includes an antique penny-farthing bicycle, restored to working order by Dana Gibson of KSC Mail Services.

During the summer the Gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The Gallery is closed Thursday and Friday during the summer. The lecture, reception, and exhibits are free and open to the public.

Located on Wyman Way on the Keene State campus, the Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. For information, call 603-358-2720.

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