ECO-Visions 2015



I’m happy to be part of the 2015 ECO-Visions exhibition at King Farm in Woodstock, VT. Come see the show!

The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, September 5, 4-7pm.

Bring a picnic (and some wine) to this family-friendly event—and be certain to walk to Sculpturefest, where my work will also be installed.

(More to come about Sculpturefest 2015 soon…)




Three Public Art Projects in Spring and Summer 2015


I don’t know that I’ve ever been as busy as I have been of late, so it’s been a while since I updated the website. The nice thing to share is that I have three collaborative pieces to announce I played a small part in helping to make happen. Please check them out!


AVA Rail Trail Public Art Web 2

Lebanon’s Rail Trail – Spring & Summer 2015


AVA Spark Public Art Print

Spark! Community Center


2015 Teen Street Art AVA Web

Teen Street Art 2015


Celebrating the Colors of the Garden


asparagus harvest 2015

This year’s asparagus harvest matches our picnic table—and both are the color of eggplant. Beautiful, no?!


Whitefish Review #17 – Mythic Beasts and Monsters

whitefish review 17 cover

I’m honored and delighted to have served as the co-lead editor for this fantastic issue of the Whitefish Review. It features some outstanding art, photography, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—including the fantastic Steve Bissette, whose drawing graces the cover.

Get your copy now!


All Seven of My Books Now Available as eBooks


I’ve taken a break from working on my eighth book to reformat my first seven books as digital editions.

The digital editions are all now available to download:

  • for $2.99 for kindle (inc. kindle for ipad, ipod, mac, pc, kindle fire, etc…)
  • for free if / when you purchase a print copy
  • for free if you’re part of amazon’s KindleUnlimited program.

I’ve also set the preferences so that the digital editions can be shared—so if you have a friend who might like to see any of my work, by all means, lend the ebooks to them, too.

Thanks and enjoy!


Inspiring Interview with Stephen Bissette and Jeff Danziger


I’m feeling over-the-top excited by the conversation I was part of last night!

For approximately an hour, Brian Schott and I got to speak with Stephen Bissette and Jeff Danziger on the theme of Monsters for a piece to be included in the Whitefish Review, Issue #17: Mythical Beasts and Monsters.

The conversation ranged between creative disciplines, across international borders, and through centuries of aesthetic works and ideas. The pace and profundity of their exchange of ideas came together simply, and with great complexity. Wow!

I look forward to the opportunity to share this amazing experience with you with the June 2015 release of the Whitefish Review, Issue #17!


Helen Day Art Center & Stowe, VT in Smithsonian’s Best Small Towns to Visit


Smithsonian Stowe Helen Day Art Center

Congratulations to Nathan Suter, Rachel Moore, and the entire Helen Day Art Center team!

The Helen Day Art Center, and specifically their annual Exposed outdoor summer exhibition, got a nice shout out in Smithsonian Magazine’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015!


Nile Project Camps at AVA


Nile Project Screen Shot


Wow! This past week was a treasure of an experience for the local children who participated in the Nile Project camps at AVA Gallery and Art Center; it was also one of the most ambitious partnership-based education programs that I’ve had the honor to work on thus far.

Inspired by and in collaboration with the Nile Project’s residency at Dartmouth College, children aged 5-14 spent the week learning about the Nile and Connecticut River watersheds, land use, and sustainability through art, music, and environmental education. The project brought together the virtuosic musicians from the Nile Project, educators from the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, the Upper Valley Land Trust, and AVA. Kids did multiple field trips, rode Advance Transit, got the opportunity to draw in the Hood, had a private audience with artists from the Nile Project, and got to see the a matinee performance of the Nile Project from the front row!

The experience was covered by three local media outlets: WCAX News, Vermont Public Radio, and the Valley News. Clicking the screenshots below will deliver you to the media coverage.


WCAX AVA Nile Project   VPR AVA Nile Project   Valley News Nile Project


All Seven Books in One Picture


7 books together

I was looking over the books I’ve made in the past few years and reflecting on future projects. Fun to see them all in one place. Now it’s time to focus on the next project so I can get to the one after it.


AVA’s 2015 Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition


One of my favorite annual shows at AVA Gallery and Art Center is the Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition. The program, now in its seventh year, continues to inspire on many levels.

Here’s a quick list of why, to me, it’s such a special occurrence for our community: this year, 18 participating public, private, and vocational high schools sent 146 student works in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, wearable art, digital art, and printmaking; a standing-room-only crowd at the opening included teens, parents, grandparents, and even newborns; Rocket Science, a teen rock band from Tuck’s Rock Dojo jammed in the lobby; the event was made possible by donations from generous local businesses; a local art expert volunteered to select the award winners; and we served pizza at the reception – also donated by local restaurants to the benefit of the community.

Anyway, here’s a delightful letter to the editor, written by Charlet Davenport, a champion of the arts and inspiration of mine, who came to the opening and wrote the Valley News to confirm its importance.

Letter to the Editor