October 20, 2015
Featured authors and artist
A professional artist for nearly 40 years, Linda Craddock’s work has been collected by the Canadian Contemporary Museum of Photography, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Art Gallery of Alberta. Her work has been exhibited internationally, nationally, and regionally both in public and commercial venues.
Craddock’s discipline involves the history, landscape, and experience of the prairie and mountain regions of Alberta. Always autobiographical, her work often utilizes mixed-media approach that incorporates drawing, oil and photographic imagery. Linda graduated both from the Alberta College of Art and Design and the University of Calgary, where she earned an MFA. More of her work can be viewed at www.lindacraddock.ca.
Alan Kennedy is originally from Oregon, and now lives in Massachusetts with his wife Connie, a photographer. His short stories have appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Aethlon, and The Flexible Persona.
R.A. Lev is a writer and editor who has worked at numerous print and online publications, including Time, Forbes and Vanity Fair. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, Time Out New York and elsewhere, and she has authored three nonfiction books for children. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. She still cannot swim.
Artress Bethany White earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts, an MA in creative writing from New York University, and a PhD in English from the University of Kentucky. She is Associate Professor of English at Carson-Newman University. She has served on the Tennessee Arts Commission, and her poetry has recently appeared in Harvard Review, Appalachian Journal, MELUS, African Voices, and Black Renaissance Noire as well as other journals and anthologies. She is the recent recipient of a postdoctoral faculty fellowship from the Appalachian College Association for the 2014-2015 academic year. Fast Fat Girls in Pink Hot Pants (Aldabra Press, 2012) is her first collection of poetry. She resides in Knoxville, TN.
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Denise Falcone is an abstract expressionist painter whose work is inspired and informed by the time she spends in New York City and her beloved Rome. Most recently her work was shown by the Rockaway Artists Alliance Artsplash 2014 and accepted by the Firenze Biennale X 2015.
Margo Lemieux has been an artist since the first grade when she got into trouble with her teacher for “decorating” her workbook. Besides printmaking, she paints in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, and makes handmade books. She exhibited recently at Art Basel Miami; The Contemporary Art Center in Hanoi, Vietnam; and the Blanche Ames National. Believe in Water, a poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press, was published in 2013. She holds a MEd degree from Curry College and an MFA from UMass Dartmouth, and is associate professor in the Art & Graphic Design department of Lasell College.
Paige Berg Rizvi creates vibrant, luminous oil and encaustic paintings using traditional and digital processes. Her current body of work utilizes embedded maps and complex layering techniques to explore memory and the symbols associated with significant places and events from our past.
Rizvi’s work is exhibited around New England and her studio is in the South End of Burlington, Vermont. She was born near Chicago and received a BFA. in painting from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1993.