Exploring Juneau, AK with Donna Catotti

I met up with Donna a few days before her show opened. Donna and I had been corresponding for well over year after she invited me to come to Alaska (I met her at the Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club’s annual exhibition in New York City) to explore her community of Haines and the vast…

Donna Catotti (l) and Nancy DeCherney (r), JACC Director

First Fridays in Juneau Alaska

The phenomenon of 1st friday (a day during the month when galleries in a given area are open) has spread across the country and exists beyond the US. A chance to see many artists in their studios and visit galleries not often opened in the evening.

My time in Juneau: Art Walk

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is a local non-profit that serves various local and regional artists. The facility offers a location for artists to show work in the gallery, sell work in the lobby shop, and rent space to offer a variety of workshops and performances. I signed up for an Art Walk that…

Exploring the Arts in Newburgh, NY

A few months ago I met Keith Nieto at a party. As is my nature we began to speak about the different things we enjoy and how we spend our time. Keith is passionate about classic films. I asked if he would consider writing for us about film and he readily agreed. Our Film writer…

Florida a Buswoman’s holiday

I went to Delray Florida for my cousin’s 75th Birthday 3 day celebration. It was a fabulous family & friends reunion and a terrifically relaxing time. As is my nature, I visited some artists that I’ve known for years and just haven’t seen in a while and there are always a few new organizations and…

Various pictures from Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

“Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a 2-person play, starring Alison Davy as Florence Foster Jenkins and Jay Kerr (also Music Director) as Cosmé McMoon, her accompanist and the narrator of the story. …This is the story of a struggling musician meeting Miss Flo, as he refers to Florence Foster Jenkins, their 12 years together that culminates with her performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944.