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Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Steve Dunn

This is Steve Dunn, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet who read at Guild Hall recently in Fran Casten's poetry series. He and I went to Grad School at Syracuse together! The reading was very moving! Thanks Steve!

October 8th, 2017|

Looking Back On Rome

As a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome my research took an interesting turn. Since I spent most every day in my room for 6 weeks thinking about Lee Krasner and my relationship with her, it became clear that we were very much alike. Her family didn’t really encourage her to become an artist and, like mine, [...]

July 29th, 2017|

Barbara Rose Visits The Academy

The celebrated art historian and critic, Barbara Rose came to visit me in Rome. I mentioned in in one of my posts when I was there but I wanted to say a bit more about how important that visit was to me. Among the many exhibitions, documentary films and books she has authored, Barbara is known for her retrospective [...]

July 10th, 2017|

In Pulse Magazine This Month

Lee Krasner’s story is a very important part of an article I wrote for Pulse magazine that is on the stands this month (July-August 2017).  The article is about color and, clearly, she really had a great eye for color and for good art in general—hers and others.  I hope you enjoy! Here's a link to the story: lipulse.com/2017/07/06/designers-and-artists-reveal-the-power-of-the-palette/ [...]

July 7th, 2017|

Great Art For A Great Cause

Great Art for a Great Cause - 2017 Box Art Auction to Benefit East End Hospice It was 17 years ago that supporters of the East End Hospice first asked 100 well-known area artists to take a small, unadorned box and create a unique work of art that could be put up for auction to benefit Hospice. That Box Art [...]

June 15th, 2017|