Arts & Culture: Diversity Dialogue

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts in New York State’s Southern Tier

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Arsenic and Old Lace – by Maija DeRoche

I make lace. I weave unbleached, natural linen thread wound around smooth wooden bobbins lathed by an elderly craftsman. I weave the bobbins over and under each other on a … Continue reading

May 13, 2010 · 4 Comments

Creative Process

Marluwalk wondered how the creative process worked for other artists, what inspired them, and what places allowed them to be creative. (See PLACES, January 28, 2010). I know many artists … Continue reading

February 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Diverse Avocations

There is a common belief, particularly among those who are disconnected from the two fields, that art and science are as dissimilar as pencils and petri dishes. Science and Art … Continue reading

February 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds #2: Humpty Dumpty takes a fall

                      Right now, instead of  taking physics (my suggestion) or chemistry (my other suggestion), Li Ann, our a 17 year daughter, is utterly immersed in deconstructing and  transmogrifying the story … Continue reading

November 23, 2008 · Leave a comment


Today I am in heaven for a moment.  I received a care package, a gift from an old dear friend who knows I could not get the contents anywhere near here. … Continue reading

September 23, 2008 · 2 Comments

A Reminiscence

My first poetry reading in Corning, I wanted to include the other black artists I knew and create, if only for a couple of hours, a larger experience. I believed … Continue reading

September 4, 2008 · Leave a comment

Labor Day

Labor Day was seldom a day of rest or recreation.  As an artist who earned money outside her art, this holiday for others meant a stretch of time to create.  … Continue reading

September 1, 2008 · 2 Comments