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Upcoming Events:

April 19, 2015 – presented an art workshop session to students in Clifton Park through the town library’s ‘two towns-one book’ Everyone Can! event. The session was structured around how a person who is visually impaired might experience color – aroma, touch, even sound can help a person understand and experience colors.


April 2, 2015(ongoing) – at Eastwyck Village Retirement Communityin North Greenbush, NY –facilitating weekly writing sessions centered around “Preserving Your Memories”. The group members are writing down the memories of their life they want their descendants to know about. We are incorporating photographs from their youth and today, family recipes, maps of where they lived during their lifetime and any interesting antidotes from the time period they grew up in. We plan to make a bound copy for their families.


April 8, 2015(ongoing) – weekly writing sessions at the Roarke Center in downtown Troy, NY. The members of this weekly writing group are experimenting with different forms of poetic expression: Haiku, Limerick, Pantoum Poetry. We are currently adding lines from their poems to collages they made in art class. The Roarke Center art exhibit at RPI Chapel and Cultural Center opens with a reception on Thursday, May 7, 2015.


Ongoing Art Program on Tuesdays at Rensselaer. Co, ARC – the artists at Brunswick Center Services meet on Tuesday mornings to continue ongoing projects or start new works of art. We currently have art exhibits at:

The Art Project Gallery at Brunswick Center

The Ross Gallery at Arc’s Main Office, 79 102nd Street Troy

The Brunswick town Library on Route 2


Upcoming ARC art exhibits include:

Sunday May 3rd at the Hoag’s Corners Fire House from 8 – 11 a.m. during their monthly community breakfast.

Tuesday May 11th at the NYS Legislative Office building in Albany, NY

November and December, 2015 at the Sand Lake Town Library Gallery


Upcoming art exhibits of my own:

September and October, 2015 I will have a collaborative art exhibit with Stephanie Stolar at the Sand Lake Town Library Gallery


‘The Three Muses’, Carolyn Abrams, Debbie Fowler and myself, are currently working on our ‘Sweet Dreams’ pillow case project making special pillowcases with  accompanying inspirational tags, for women and girls living in several shelters locally as well as overseas.


On Tuesday, November 18th I will be discussing my book ‘My Grandmother’s Necklace’ at the Lansingburgh branch of the Troy Public Library at 6:15 p.m.

For directions to the library go to: www.thetroylibrary.org.


On Tuesday November 4th there will be a reception for the artists of Brunswick Center Services, Arc of Rensselaer County, at the Sand Lake Town Library from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Their artwork, entitled ‘Emily Dickinson’s Garden’, will be at the library for the months of November and December.

For directions go to: www.sandlaketownlibrary.org.


Please join me on Thursday, September 18th from 6:30 – 8 pm for my ‘Heart to Heart’ art show opening reception.

The show takes place at the Sand Lake Town Library on Route 66 (near the intersection with Route 43) in the town of  Sand Lake on the second level of the Sand Lake Town Hall building.

The show, featuring works by my son John and myself, along with several of my poems inspired by the paintings, runs from September 1st through October.

The Three Muses of Sweet Dreams

 My two artist friends, Carolyn Abrams and Debbie Fowler, and I have been sewing special pillowcases for a women’s shelter so they have something made just for them, to know they are cherished by someone in the world. We have given our first dozen pillowcases to the YWCA residents in Troy, NY. Carolyn offered to make tags to go along with the pillowcases sewn and embellished by Debbie and myself and I wrote a poem to be inscribed on them.
Click here for more information, or to see pictures of some of the pillowcases we have made.