Some local artists currently have their work displayed in Lewiston at the Atrium Art Gallery at the University of Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn campus. The exhibition “Area Artists 2013” includes the works of 78 artists from Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties. There are more than a dozen artists representing this area, including Melody Dalessandro Bonnema, Gail Rein, Arla Patch, Gerda Andersen, and David Dupree. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, drawings, and works done in mixed media, metal, clay, and wood. It’s an exciting exhibit that not only focuses on these brilliant artists, but also helps local students. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the USM’s Lewiston-Auburn campus, the Atrium Art Gallery is offering works in the exhibit for sale. Monies raised will go to the artists and the Lewiston-Auburn College Scholarship Fund. The exhibit runs through March 21. The gallery is located on the campus at 51 Westminster Street in Lewiston, just off Lisbon Street. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday. For hours or more information, call (207) 753-6554.
March 14 is Pi Day. Pi is the symbol used to represent the mathematical constant denoting the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Although pi is most often written as 3.14, it is an infinite number. It has been written out to more than one trillion digits with no repeating pattern. Math enthusiasts, students, and others celebrate the day worldwide with activities like games, puzzles, reciting pi to as many digits as possible, and wearing pi-themed clothing. The official food of the day is pie, any kind, including pizza. For ideas on how to celebrate Pi Day, visit the official website at www.piday.org.
March 14 is also the birth date of Albert Einstein, a German theoretical physicist, who was born in 1879. Some schools, like Princeton University, combine celebrations of Pi Day and Einstein’s birthday.
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