Showing posts from June 16, 2019

One enchanted evening...

Karen Faris,  poet/writer/visual and experimental artist with bill berry, jr., CEO/Publisher aaduna Inc. Currently, as a small city resident who is a Bronx transplant originally from the diverse, bustling and never sleeping New York City, a significant part of my current creative sensibilities {over the past 22 years} have been focused, rightfully so, on local creatives who can easily be artistically engaging on a larger platform.  Interestingly, there are two such creatives whose work prompt me to deal with my own emotional upheaval and exhilaration that I do not expect when I see their work.  I just wonder, how did these two individuals become a critical core of my imagination. How did two women ignite my sense of wonderment? How did two women, one African-American and one white Canadian create an upsurge in my appreciation for what creatives give to the public? Without denigrating or lessening other creative and innovative folks who continue to spark our  imagination a

"word, revisited" spring season ends with a FULL HOUSE!

Front Row left to right:  Rachael Ikins, open mic, Debra Rose Brillati, open mic, Jim Brady, open mic, Pat D'Agostino, open mic, Pam Freeman, featured poet, Dan Cleveland, open mic, Ron Van Nostrand, M.C./Publisher, Olive Trees, Howard Nelson, open mic, Ron Newnan, open mic, Jim Ellis, open mic.  Back row left to right:  Jennifer Maloney, open mic, Karen Faris, open mic, bill berry, jr., CEO/Publisher aaduna, Inc. and Kirsten Wise, Executive Director/Cayuga Museum When one door closes, usually another one opens. But what is important is the way, the grace and festive nature inherent in how that closing door eventually latches on to its hinge. Was it a graceful close? A thud in anger? A motion to get someone out or gently send that person on her/his way with grace and blessings? The spring 2019 "word, revisited" literary season came to closure with Pam Freeman as the featured speaker.  Ms. Freeman exhibited an enchanting wit; presented enthralling poetic themes,