Born: in Bronx New York, USA
Resides: Housatonic, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail: indearts (at) aol (dot) com
Writer/visual artist/arts educator/spoken work artist. School Of Visual Arts Graduate - Fine Arts - NYC; Apprentice to Joseph Cornell - Flushing NY; Founder of the Artists Action Group; Set Design with Bill T Jones & Arnie Zane Dance Company; Profiled in WomanArt Magazine, The Paper, Springfield Union, Berkshire Eagle, others; Gallery Owner - On Paper - Lenox MA; Publisher/Editor - In The Arts; Founder/Owner - Gallery Without Walls - Stockbridge MA; Creative Arts Instructor - The John Dewey Academy - Great Barrington MA; Gallery Owner - Le Petit Musee - Housatonic MA/Pittsfield MA; Founder - The Museum of Teen Art - Great Barrington MA; Founder - Affordable Art Vending Machines; Producer - Writers of The Berkshires & Beyond - CtsbTV - Lee MA; Council Member - Great Barrington Cultural Council; Founder - Le Petit Musee des Mots; Former Arts Council Member/Co-Chair: Great Barrington Council of the Arts; Former President - Board of Directors/The Berkshire Writers Room /Pittsfield MA; Founder - Artists & Writers Alliance Internationale / Housatonic MA. Performance poetry published in Imitation Fruit, spokenwar, Berkshire Review, Chronogram, Poets West, and physiognomy in letters. A partial list of venues where Spoken Word performance pieces were presented includes Clark Art Institute - Williamstown MA; No.Bias - Bennington VT; Newartstudio - Housatonic MA; First Night - Pittsfield MA; Mobius - Boston MA; Front Street Gallery - Housatonic MA; Berkshire Public Theatre - Pittsfield MA; East West Fusion - Sharon CT; Center for The Arts - Northampton MA; Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge MA; Berkshire Artisans - Pittsfield MA; Jamestown Community College; Williams College - Williamstown MA; Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield MA; School of The Arts - Amherst MA; Candlelight Inn - Lenox MA; Camerata Conservatory - Hartford CT; North Adams State College; Bettes Life & Times - Williamstown MA; Warehouse Gallery - Lee MA; CW Post College - Brookville NY; Ward Nasse Gallery - NYC. Artist-in-residencies: Millay Colony for The Arts - Austerlitz NY; Dorset Writers Colony - Dorset VT; Cummington Community for The Arts - Cummington MA; Real Art Ways - Hartford CT; Palenville Interart Colony - Palenville NY. Plus numerous art exhibitions of Spoken Word/H i e r o g l y p h i c.
Awards and Other Honors: Finalist twice for New Theatre Works: Mass Cultural Council; several local Cultural Grants for performance pieces; Puffin Foundation grant for the Poetry Project; Artist in residence at the Millay Colony, Dorset Colony for Writers, Cummington Community. Other grants and awards: Northern Berkshire Cultural Council for Performance Art Pieces & In The Arts; Pittsfield Cultural Council for Performance Art Pieces & In The Arts; Great Barrington Cultural Council for Visiting Artist Program; Berkshire Taconic Foundation for The Museum of Teen Art; Puffin Foundation for Le Petit Musee de Mots Poetry Project; Mass Cultural Council Finalist Twice for New Theatre Works.
Credits: Selections from Haiku Journal (online/October 2011).