Winter 2013-2014

Seen & Heard

Love Begotten: Music to Celebrate the Christmas Season

Father David Cinquegrani, C.P. ’81 (M.A. ’86)
(Passionist Music, December 2012)

Father David Cinquegrani, the Director at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT, produced and arranged a collection of music titled, Love Begotten: Music to Celebrate the Christmas Season. The CD contains original compositions and some favorite music of the season such as “Ave Maria” and “O Holy Night” as well as “The Prayer,” a contemporary piece that is now beloved by many. “Love Begotten” was named for the hymn, “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” a Gregorian chant which Father David arranged with choir and orchestra. This CD also features vocals by Trish Scalese ’92.This release marks the sixth collection that Father David has produced and directed. Some of the soloists and instrumentalists are participants in the Holy Family choirs, which he has directed for more than 15 years. Father David, who earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Certification in Instrumental Music, and a Master of Arts degree in Church Music from Marywood, has been a music educator and choir director for over 30 years. His CDs may be purchased by calling 860-760-9734 or visiting the Holy Family Bookstore.

The Pèlerin of the Orb: A Medieval Tale of Malice, Mysticism and Mathematics

M.W. Penn (Marianne Waering Prokop ’66)
(MathWord Press, 2013)

M.W. Penn writes stories and poetry for young children to introduce them to the seminal ideas of mathematics. Her interests, math and literature, are not separate worlds. Children love stories and they enjoy the patterns of verse; intrinsically, they enjoy math, too, though they might not recognize it: the meter of rap; the symmetry of a butterfly; the value of their allowance. M.W. Penn’s goal is to bring the disciplines together and make learning fun. After numerous publications for children that combine mathematics and literature, she has written her first book geared toward older children, a chapter book, The Pèlerin of the Orb: A Medieval Tale of Malice, Mysticism and Mathematics. The story takes place in medieval England, where feudal lords and high ranking ecclesiastics clash in the pursuit of a mystic orb, imperiling the lives of a young nobleman and a brilliant peasant girl. Visit the author’s website at www.mwpenn.com; the book can be purchased from the publisher's website or from various online booksellers.




Trapping the Butterfly

Debra Parmley, ’97
(Desert Breeze Publishing, April 11, 2013)

Debra Parmley’s fourth publication, an e-book, Trapping the Butterfly, is the story of a young woman, Bethany, coming of age during the roaring twenties. Bethany is looking forward to celebrating her eighteenth birthday in Hot Springs, Arkansas. If Aunt Margaret and Uncle James have their way, she will return from the trip engaged to Mr. Rivalde. Every part of Bethany’s life has been controlled, from the clothes she wears to the food she eats. Bethany can’t wait to cut off her long hair like other girls and to fly free. To learn more about Debra’s stories and poetry visit www.debraparmley.com. The e-book may be purchased from the publisher’s website.




Karen Reid (M.A. ’08)
(Glass Sculpture)

A glass sculpture, between, by Karen Reid (M.A. ’08), was among the work selected for The Corning Museum of Glass publication competition. The Museum conducted a worldwide competition to select 100 exceptional new works in glass for publication in New Glass Review 34, spring 2013. An international jury selected from over 2,970 images submitted by artists and companies from 48 countries. Karen’s work, between, is available for view in the 34th addition of New Glass Review, May 2013. This is the second time Karen’s work has been selected for publication. In 2009, her glass sculpture, Creek, was selected for inclusion in the 30th addition of the New Glass Review 30. All publications of New Glass Review are available for view at the Corning Museum’s Rakow Research Library and for purchase through the Museum’s Glass market. You can visit the artist’s website at www.karenreidsculpture.com.


Alumna Takes First in Statewide Photo Contest

Jennifer Esken ’99

Jennifer Esken ’99 won first place in the “Kids in the Outdoors” category of the 2012 Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation’s “Take Five” photo contest. The photograph, taken at Lackawanna State Park, captured the playful imagination of Esken’s nephew, David Esken. “He was down by the river and just started running toward me full speed, making the engine sound of a plane,” said Esken. “So, I grabbed my camera and shot a few pictures, trying to capture his happiness in that moment.”



The Workforce of Tomorrow

Martiann Parfitt ’83
(Mixed-media assemblage)

Artist Martiann Parfitt ’83 exhibited one of her mixed-media assemblages in the 75th Crocker-Kingsley art exhibit, held at the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA, from November 17, 2012, to January 5, 2013. Her piece, titled The Workforce of Tomorrow, included rusty nails and antique photos of children in a wooden display case.




If you are a Marywood graduate with a new work— book, music, film, video, art— that has recently been published, produced, performed, or exhibited, let us know! Write to “Seen & Heard,” Marywood Magazine, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509, or MarywoodMag@marywood.edu (subject line: “Seen & Heard”). Because of the overwhelming popularity of this section, it may take a few issues for your submission to appear in print.

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