"of poetry and storytelling - a celebration of words and images"

South Porch, Seward House Museum (photo by: Lisa Brennan)

aaduna, Inc. in association with the Harriet Tubman Boosters presented a reading of words on the South Porch of the Seward House Museum.  Three reading rounds enabled the audience to experience intriguing and enchanting words that were heard throughout the Gardens of the Museum.  This event celebrated the Museum's September First Friday Community Event, as well as the non-profit corporation's fifth year of publishing aaduna, an online literary and visual arts journal.  

Bobbie Dumas Panek (photo:  Lisa Brennan)
Ron Van Nostrand (Photo by: Jessie Reich)
The affair, funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, featured the esteemed Auburn poet, Bobbie Dumas Panek...

Special guest, Ron Van Nostrand who is the publisher of Olive Trees, a print journal of poetry, fiction, artwork, and  much more,

William E Berry, Jr (photo by: Lisa Brennan)

and bill berry, jr. aaduna, Inc.'s CEO and publisher of aaduna.
aaduna, Inc. hosted an exhibition of visual images that chronicles five years of presenting artwork as a critical component of aaduna in the Museum's Visitors' Welcome area. 
The not-for-sale exhibition runs through the month of September and features representative images created by Ivan de Monbrison, David Roche, Danielle Boodoo-Fortune, Maya Goldstein, Enrico Gaveglia, Chrystal Berche, Judita Pamfil, Dr. Ernest Williamson III, Peter Nakhid, Allen Forrest, Melvin Douglas, Lisa A. Brennan, Woody Nicholson, New York Institute of Dance and Education,  and Kai Adwoa-Thomas. 

Billye Chabot, director, Seward House Museum & Bill Berry, aaduna Inc. CEO/publisher aaduna

bill berry, jr,. chats with Ron and Toni Van Nostrand at Seward House Museum reading
Special guests at the aaduna reading at the Seward House Museum: Frank Daspit and sister, Dana, and sister -in-law Betsy Hennessy

Billye Chabot, director Seward House Museum and treasurer, aaduna Board of Directors with NY State Senator John DeFrancisco at the aaduna, Inc. reading
(Photo by Jessie Reich)

Featured readers:  Bobbie Dumas Panek, Ron Van Nostrand, and bill berry, jr.

Photo by Jessie Reich

Bobbie Dumas Panek, Laurel Ullyette (president, Harriet Tubman Boosters,) bill berry,jr., Ron and Toni Van Nostrand)

Below are some images from aaduna, Inc. September 2015 exhibition, "A Measure of Time and Imagery
at Seward House Museum - on exhibit until the end of September ~ if you are nearby, please stop by the museum to enjoy in person!

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