Thank You To All Who Supported Us for the Inaugural 2017 Art Trail!
Dante Di Stefano - Poetry / Author 27 Sept
Dante Di Stefano is the author of Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016). His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The New Orleans Review, The Sewanee Review, and elsewhere. He is the poetry editor for DIALOGIST and a correspondent for The Best American Poetry Blog. He is the winner of The Manchester Poetry Prize, The Thayer Fellowship in the Arts, The Bea González Prize for Poetry, The Red Hen Press Poetry Award, Crab Orchard Review’s Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry, The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, The Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry, The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, and The Academy of American Poets College Prize. Along with María Isabel Alvarez, he is the co-editor of the anthology, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America (NYQ Books, forthcoming 2017).
Tom Bowman - Author 27 Sept
Tom Bouman's first novel, Dry Bones in the Valley, won the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second novel in the acclaimed Henry Farrell series of mysteries, Fateful Mornings, was published in June 2017. The series draws on his upbringing in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. Bouman's criticism and essays have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Publishers Weekly, Modern Farmer, the Guardian (UK), and Literary Hub. He has worked for major publishing houses as an editor of literary fiction and non-fiction, crime fiction, and science fiction and fantasy. He holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a JD from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. He lives in upstate New York with his wife, daughter, and son.
Suzanne Poe - Fiber Artist 7 Oct
Suzanne is a fiber artist living and working in Owego NY drawn to natural fibers and the techniques that reflect the wonderful and diverse qualities of these fibers... in this case sheeps wool and the sculptural technique of needle felt. She is currently part of an Art Incubator space above the Tioga Arts Council. It is a shared gallery space including three individual studios where ideas take flight along with support and enthusiasm from fellow artists.
Shalene Chavez - Painting / Tapestry 7 Oct
Shalene Chavez - is a constant exploration of materials, colors, and textures. I often have several pieces in progress simultaneously—taking a break from one, moving to another, and using inspiration from different mediums to pull it all together. Fluidity between works also allows me to explore new techniques while teaching myself new things in the process. Threaded throughout her body of work are themes related to angles, circles, and shapes.
Shalene received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. She also has an Associate's degree in Communication Design from FIT.
Alice Mischke - Painting 7 Oct
Alice has been making art for over 30 years in Tioga County. She began as an artist working primarily in clay, but gradually moved into painting in oils.
Her work is tied to the landscape, exploring the spaces we inhabit in our journeys. As a painter, she is most interested in capturing both the enduring and fleeting images of our place and time: what we find lovely, what moves us, and what it means.
"I love the work of artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Gabrielle Munter, and Edvard Munch. Paul Klee moves me to tears. But what inspires me most are the people I have met; not the famous, but those committed to the rewards and risks of art: people who choose to create, pursue their visions, and make art regardless of the concerns that life imposes on them."