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Thomas Matsuda Gallery Exhibit at Babson

Gallery Exhibit “Kiyomizu ─ Rubbings and Other Work” by Thomas Matsuda

At Babson College ─ January 28th through March 14th, 2014

Hollister Gallery at Babson College presents “Kiyomizu: Rubbings and Other Work” by Thomas Matsuda on display from January 28th through March 14th.

The word Kiyomizu means pure water. Fire, water, earth, air, and space are the five elements often expressed in Japanese culture. The use of these elements stems from Buddhist beliefs and the classical Chinese five elements which include wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Thomas Matsuda incorporates these classical elements into matsudapcard (small).jpg
his traditional Buddhist stone carvings and in his outdoor sculpture installations and drawings in a synthesis of contemporary western and eastern approaches. His large charred wood carvings and earth works have a raw totemic presence suggesting life, death, and re-birth as well as the burning away of illusion and desire. The burnt wood and earth also serve as reminders of deforestation and its environmental impact. Matsuda’s rubbings ─ made with charred wood on handmade paper─ are tactile meditations on the life of a tree.

Thomas Matsuda currently resides and works in Conway, Massachusetts. He lived in Japan for 12 years and apprenticed with the Traditional Carver, Koukei Eri and carved over two hundred sculptures for various temples, shrines, villages, businesses, and patrons. He received his MFA in Sculpture from UMASS Amherst and currently teaches at Wachusett Community College. He has exhibited Internationally and throughout America with residencies at the Pedvale Open Art Museum in Pedvale, Latvia, the Sculpture Trail in West Yorkshire England, and the Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia , NY to name but a few.

To learn more about Thomas Matsuda, visit http://tmatsuda.com/

About Babson College
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The Tremont School: Reimagining High School

Reimagining High School:  A Design Engineering Approach to Education for the 21st Century

The Tremont School in Weston, Massachusetts will host a free forum, “Reimagining High School”, on Wednesday, March 12th at 6:30pm.  The forum will feature guest speakers Alec Resnick and Shaunalynn Duffy, co-founders of “Sprout & co.” and the Somerville STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math).
As part of the Tremont School’s free forum series, this event will facilitate a collaborative discussion of “design thinking” methodology and applications in the education field.  Alec Resnick and Shaunalynn Duffy will explore approaching secondary school issues from a creative design perspective.  They will speak about their recent work founding the Somerville STEAM Academy and their efforts to reimagine school.  Alec and Shaunalynn will discuss their interest in “working to create a community college that lives up to its name – not a college in a community or a school in a building – but a community of people who work together as colleagues to explore questions they care about.”

Tremont School staff will also be present to share their plans to launch a reimagined high school experience in the Fall of 2014.  An open discussion will engage community members in a “design thinking” approach to the perennial problems of our educational system including issues like how to create authentic assessment and communication methods to capture student progress.  This essential aspect of education is often framed merely as preparation for the next stage, thereby devaluing the essential value of the work of the present.  Alec and Shaunalynn, as designers first and educators second, take a unique approach to these issues which reframes our thinking about education.

The forum on Wednesday, March 12th will be held at the Tremont School, 57 Brown Street, Weston, MA from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and is free and open to the public.   To register and reserve your place, please visit http://guestli.st/234219

About Alec Resnick and Shaunalynn Duffy:
Alec and Shaunalynn founded Sprout & co. whose mission is to “make science a cultural activity.”  Sprout & co. is a social design firm devoted to creating and supporting the community-driven learning, teaching, and investigation of science. They also recently co-founded the Somerville STEAM Academy which is slated to open for classes in 2015.   For more information, visit www.thesprouts.org

About the Tremont School:
Located in Weston, Massachusetts, the Tremont School is a new independent middle school that provides a truly connected learning experience where students build the social, emotional, and academic skills necessary for life in the 21st century.  The school currently serves students in grades 5 – 8 and is set to launch a high school program with its first 9th grade class in the Fall of 2014.

The Tremont School forums are a series of free lectures and events focused on contemporary issues in education.   To learn more about the Tremont School visit www.tremontschool.org, email us at danielle@tremontschool.org, or contact Danielle Pedreira at (781) 235-4805.

Prudential Town and Country Joins Berkshire Hathaway

Prudential Town and Country Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network
Massachusetts brokerage now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential Town and Country Real Estate has joined the brand and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate, effective immediately.

The brokerage, one of the market leaders in Massachusetts, joins a growing roster of affiliates that have joined the network since September. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices now accounts for more than 22,000 agents and 600 offices in 29 states.

Broker/Owners Gail Lockberg and Gary Lockberg commemorated the brand and unveiled their new yard sign during an event at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, Mass. Gail Lockberg discussed the company’s momentum under Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and what the transition means for their agents and clients throughout greater Boston MetroWest communities.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and are proud to be the network’s first Massachusetts-based affiliate,” Gail Lockberg said. “We are confident that the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand will help us grow and better service clients far into the future.”

Gary Lockberg said the brand will help his company recruit top sales professionals. “This brand is a true door-opener,” he explained. “What agent wouldn’t want to represent a brand inspired by the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway organization, the world’s most respected company according to Barron’s? As important, the network is built on a foundation of strength, integrity, stability and longevity and is an ideal fit for our company.”
Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, welcomed Town and Country Real Estate to the network. “We’re thrilled to officially make Town and Country Real Estate part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family,” he said. “Gail and Gary Lockberg and their team are well respected throughout their markets and are solid ambassadors of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand.”

With the transition, Town and Country Real Estate’s associates gain access to a robust real estate technology platform, ongoing business consultation, professional education, marketing support and more. Town and Country Real Estate’s new “Cabernet and Cream” yard signs will begin appearing throughout the greater Boston area today.

Broker/Owners Gail Lockberg and Gary Lockberg unveiled the brokerage’s new affiliation and signage as they become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate on February 13. The brokerage is the first in Massachusetts to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

On February 13th, State Representative Honorable Alice Peisch and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone joined broker/owners Gail Lockberg and Gary Lockberg to celebrate Prudential Town and Country Real Estate officially becoming Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate, with offices in Wellesley and Natick, is a full-service real estate agency servicing Wellesley and all of the Greater Boston MetroWest communities. The agency is comprised of more than 50 full-time, award-winning brokers and sales agents dedicated to exceed the needs and expectations of clients and customers. In operation since 1999, the brokerage was formerly known as Prudential Town and Country Real Estate. Find company information at BHHSTownandCountry.com and Facebook.com/BHHSTownandCountry.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.
Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, and are used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential.