Friday, April 22, 2011

Looking Beyond the Little Purple Pill

Acid reflux probably isn't the best subject for a conversation at the family dinner table, so consider attending a presentation on the subject at Wallingford Public Library.

The library and MidState Medical Center in Meriden are presenting a discussion of acid reflux by nurse Patricia Pontilillo at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Pontilillo will discuss the common causes and treatments for the health problem, including simple lifestyle changes that can help sufferers.

The program is free to the public, although advance registration is appreciated. For more information or to register for this presentation, call the library at 203-265-6754.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Icons Abound on West Main Street in Cheshire

Anyone with an interest in artistic symbolism, particularly as it relates to the late medieval and Renaissance periods, will want to check out Goldsmiths Gallery in Cheshire on West Main Street in April.

All this month, the business will feature the work of Andrew Bobik. The Southington artist is also an iconologist, someone who studies the field of art history focusing on representations or pictures of a sacred or sanctified Christian personage.

An example of his work is shown here.

Bobik has created icons that can be found in several churches in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado, California, Connecticut and Ohio, as well as in some private collections. He has also used his woodworking skills to build icon screens, altars, service tables, and various other liturgical items for churches.

To see more of his work, click here. Goldsmith's will hold a free reception for the artist on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Gallery is located at 534 W. Main St.