The diverse talents of LACUNY members were displayed as part of “The Enriched Librarian: Avocations that Shape Us in Our Profession” at Brooklyn College on December 12.
The very well-received event included exhibits of photographs by Julio Hernandez-Delgado (Hunter) and paintings by Philip Swan (Hunter), as well as Abington pottery collected by Rob Laurich (City) and the Barbie collectibles of Jennifer Tang (Hostos).
Robert Farrell (Lehman) gave a reading of his translation of Pindar’s “Third Olympian Ode.” Lisa Flanzraich (Queens) read from her published and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Di Su (York) performed two violin duets with his daughter, Emma: “Minuet in G Major” by J. S. Bach and “The Merry Sunshine” by Jacques Mazas. Patricia Woodard (Hunter) sang “At the River” by Aaron Copland and “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, accompanied by pianist Honora Raphael (Brooklyn). Albert Neal (LaGuardia) performed “Vainement, Ma Bien-aimee” from Edouard Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys and “Maria” by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim from West Side Story, also accompanied by Honora.
As a panel on “Preservation in Dance and Architecture,” Jill Cirasella (Brooklyn) spoke about “Dance Preservation and Self-Preservation,” while Jeffrey Kroessler (John Jay) discussed “Historian-at-Large: Preserving the City and a Career.”
The Su performances may be seen and heard on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIY5-epDpQ4&feature=channel_page and