from A Private & Sensuous Encounter
August 1 – October 25, 2013
Vintage Beatles Guitars. Collection of Carlo Cantamessa
To know Carlo Cantamessa is to know someone who has a strong connection to The Beatles. Carlo is one of the founding members and current manager of The "Cast" of Beatlemania, a group of fellow performers who recreat the sights and sounds of The BEATLES to crowds across the United States and abroad. He also has a one man show, "That is In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute" in which he he plays the legend in all live performances. It has been said that "Carlo's sound-alike quality to that of John Lennon is purely natural, yet dramatic enough to convince the most avid Beatles fan."
His collection of vintage Beatles Guitars is equally stunning, highlighting replicas and in some cases serial numbers that are close to the originals owned by the band. This exhibition debut of the collection is sure not to be missed.
A Private and Sensuous Encounter: women’s fine press books, deluxe books and bookworks, 1980-present
20th Anniversary of the University of Connecticut's Asian American Cultural Center
In April 1993, the Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) opened its doors for the first time to students, faculty and staff of the University of Connecticut. The impetus for the Asian American movement on campus began on the evening of December 3, 1987 when eight students of Asian descent boarded a bus to attend an off-campus semiformal. During the bus ride and throughout the evening, the students were taunted and harassed both physically and verbally by two other students. The inability of both local law enforcement and university officials to address and remedy the situation led to eighteen months of struggle, protest, and examination. Out of this struggle, the Asian American Students Association and the Asian American Faculty & Staff Association were established, and these two groups worked toward the establishment of the cultural center.
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