I'm headed to an artist colony for a few weeks to continue working on my novel, so I may not post here too often during that time. But before I go, I want to let you know about some things that are going in the art and lit categories that I'm sure you won't want to miss.
Artist Sara Klar has work on exhibit at Standpipe Gallery in Chelsea, as part of the show called "Taking Shape," along with James Bills, Alec Dartley, Peter Dudek, Raymond Dumas, Douglas Goldberg, Sue Havens, Michael Lee, Elisa Lendvay, Abraham McNally, Christopher Saunders, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, and Christopher Schade.
Standpipe is located at 150 West 25th St. between 7th and 6th Aves, New York. The show opens runs from October 13 to October 29.
Artist Craig Cahoon has work on exhibit at Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, from September 27 to December 16.
Also, check out this new Wikipedia entry describing the dizzyingly productive career (so far) of multimedia artist Tim Guthrie.
In publishing news... Gargoyle #57 is now available. In its 600 pages (!) you will find a huge selection of fine work from the innovative to the traditional. Full disclosure, my first ever flash piece, "Another Story," is included in this issue. In poetry, a shout out to Alex Chertok and Barbara Crooker, whom I was lucky to meet at VCCA. I only wish you could hear them read their work, because they are both wonderful readers. And in fiction, Bettina Lanyi, Meredith Pond, Rae Bryant, Janice Eidus, Meg Pokrass... There are so many great writers represented here, I know I have probably missed someone--I apologize!--but it's 600 pages, like I said, so... Gargoyle, carefully edited by Richard Peabody and Lucinda Ebersole, is always worth the wait.
And, finally, if you have not yet seen the brilliant new online literary journal edited by novelist Leslie Pietrzyk, you need to check out Redux. The idea is to reintroduce worthy stories and poems that were published some years ago in print-only journals, introducing them to a new readership online, offering them a second life, if you will. I particularly admire the story "Clockwise," by Dana Cann.
That's all for now. I will post updates when possible from the wilds of New Hampshire.