Primarily focused on the ancient arts of papermaking and bookbinding, The Craft Gallery & Studio aims to share these age-old practices with curious local crafters. Inside the bright, newly renovated studio, students get to work during classes as short as a single day or as long as four weeks. Suitable for beginners, courses include a one-day Japanese bookbinding workshop, during which pupils make a hand-bound journal, and a six-week exploration of paper during Paper 101.
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Hilliard Gallery's constantly rotating selection of art and artwork showcases regionally, nationally, and internationally known artists in equal measure. Pick up a mind-bending limited-edition lithograph by artist Philippe Bertho for $395, or a framed photograph of KC from Andrea Nigh for $300. Hilliard's wide-ranging selection of paintings, photography, and sculptures will give art enthusiasts plenty of better wall decorations than their current collection of holes left by fleeing cartoon cowards.
As children practiced their spelling with chalk sticks and inkwells at the Daniel Webster School in the 1880s, they never imagined papers imprinted with exotic words such as vinaigrette and escarole would someday replace their notebooks. But more than a century later, the cupola-topped Romanesque Revival building?now known simply as Webster House?houses a restaurant where just such words appear on its menu of sumptuous new-American cuisine. As Chef Matt Arnold sears scallops and sea bass for dinner or whips up brioche french toast for Sunday brunch, the sound of clinking flatware fills dining rooms bedecked with antique furniture in the style of an English country home. An antiques gallery invites guests to recreate this stately look at home from a selection of 18th- and 19th-century pieces from around the world, including cabinets hewn from Georgian walnut and French fruitwoods. A collection of genteel gifts, such as Chinese porcelains and bow-topped boxes of stationery, rounds out Webster House's dignified collections.
Boasting 31 years of experience in libation education, the International School of Professional Bartending breeds well-versed mixologists thanks to its experienced staff and true-to-life bar classroom. The path to potent professionalism begins with this four-hour introductory lesson, which covers the tending basics, including use of bar tools, measuring by eye, and practicing and perfecting free pours.
With sonorously soaring aerialists, seamless integration of modern-dance choreography, and harmonious orchestration, Symphonic Quixotic embodies a sensory experience invoking the classical elements of fire, earth, wind, and water. Quixotic Fusion's bombastic performances defy classification as the gravity-defettered dancers twist and fly to the beat of modern mixes before a hypnotizing video composition like so many raver leaves grooving in gusts of trip-hop winds.