Please join Randall Szott and me for another entertaining afternoon of fine food, great company, and a local micro-grant arts program.
Sunday, August 7, 3pm
This issue features one of the final interviews that Jim Harrison gave, a selection of prominent thinkers writing about his literary legacy, as well as original art, fiction, non-fiction, photography, and poetry from an international collection 40 artists and writers!
Between working hard on my 9th book and laboring dawn and dusk to get this year’s garden in the ground, I will likely slow down on posting artwork for a few weeks.
That stated, I recently had the good fortune to visit the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT.
The above image was taken in one of their gallery-refinished interiors of one of their traditional New England barns. It’s a very interesting site—old, rural architecture on the outside; international art-space white on the inside. Seeing the exposed beams completely whited-out was a curious experience. Of course, the art on display was really nice, too.
I’m looking forward to spending more time with Randall Szott in the coming weeks and months. He proposed starting a quarterly Sunday Soup program at AVA Gallery and Art Center, and I can’t wait to be part of the process..
Sunday Soup is a community-based food and arts granting experience.
The first gathering is scheduled for Sunday, May 1 at 3pm, at AVA.
Here’s how Sunday Soup was described in the April 28, 2016 Valley News:
I’m excited to share that my eighth book is now available on amazon.com.
Here’s the blurb:
The author flirts with darkness, inside and out, when an online order arrives haunted by yesterday’s horrors. This genre-bending book features 19 original artworks and a 3,000-word story to frame them.
Thank you – I hope you like it.
Once again, I’m so happy to have been part of the team that organizes the Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition at AVA Gallery and Art Center. Now in its 8th year, it’s a highlight for teen artists throughout our region. This year’s show features works by 150 students from 17 public, private, and vocational high schools in northern Vermont and New Hampshire, and is sponsored entirely by local businesses that recognize how special it is for everyone.
The exhibition was reviewed in the Valley News, in an article titled Show of Optimism by Nicola Smith. Please click here to read it in full on the AVA website.
Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. Author Doug Peacock has called it, “One of the most refreshing journals to hit the literary scene in years.”
Featuring established and emerging authors and artists, Whitefish Review weaves a diverse mix of stories, interviews and conversations along with a 16-page color art section.
Issue #19 will be guest edited by Cristina Eisenberg.
In this issue of Whitefish Review we explore change and all it means today. We are seeking fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art on the theme of change. We are especially looking for submissions about how people have responded to change, both personal and global, turned challenges into inspiration, found humor in even the most difficult times, and grown in the process. What do loose change, sex change, and menopause mean amid rising sea levels? What are we doing as world citizens, artists, and scholars to adapt to and mitigate global change? What are our sources of hope? What can we say about our society’s resistance to change?
Where do we find our wellspring of inspiration? And where are we to go from here?
Change has always been intrinsic to living. Most of us change our jobs, partners, houses, diet, hair, college major, and car multiple times during our life. Some of these changes are forced by circumstances beyond our control, others are our way of making intuitive and creative leaps, rebelling, finding our path and our bliss, taking wild chances, shifting gears. While not all such changes are easy, many lead to very positive outcomes in our lives.
However, we are also living in a time of vast, sweeping global change that is affecting every living being on Earth. The world is heating up, leading to what has become known as the Sixth Extinction. Against the backdrop of global change, our life choices take on even greater meaning. And we are learning that as a society, acknowledging such change entails saying goodbye on personal to global scales-and redefining ourselves and how we live and relate to all living beings.
I’m delighted with insightful review that Nicola Smith wrote for the Valley News about my exhibition at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.
It’s such a wonderful feeling when a project connects, when there’s a shared moment of understanding.
An Organic Palette, my exhibition at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, opens on Friday, 1/22/16. Please join us if you’re able. I’ll be displaying prints from three of my books Pop Art Vintage Tractors, An Organic Palette, and Cookbook 2314—providing an imaginative snapshot into the past, present, and future of food production.
I’ll be giving an artist talk at 4pm in Oakes Hall, room 110. I have not publicly spoken about these books before, so it should be fun!
The opening reception is at 5pm in Oakes Hall.
164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, Vermont
An Organic Palette is curated by Laura Di Piazza.
An Organic Palette has been selected to be part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2016 program.
I’m honored to share that my upcoming exhibition, An Organic Palette at the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, has been selected to be part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2016 campaign.
And if you’re in the area and can join us on Friday, January 22—please come be part of the Artist Talk (4pm) and Opening Reception (5pm) for An Organic Palette.
Vermont Law School’s Oakes Hall is located at 164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, Vermont.