Creator’s Showcase – Local Artist Events

Reading & Book Signing

Amy Hogan

Friday, May 10th at 6:30PM
Creator's Showcase - local artist events

Join us for a magical book launch! The Ultimate Wizarding World History of Magic offers an in-depth look at historical magical events from the Harry Potter series and beyond. Compiled by the staff of the popular Harry Potter fansite, the book offers historical context to canon events, research, commentary, and analysis. One of the co-authors of the book, Amy Hogan, is a Broome County native and will be on hand for a reading and Q&A about the book. The event will offer discussions, activities, and more!

Amy Hogan is one of four authors of The Ultimate Wizarding World History of Magic, a book focused on the events that have shaped both magical and real world history. This is the second book in the Unofficial Reference series that Amy has co-written. For the past ten years, Amy has been a staff member at, where she oversees video content as the Creative Media Manager. She is also a host and producer of SpeakBeasty: A Fantastic Beasts Podcast.

Reading & Book Signing

Melissa A. Priblo Chapman

Saturday, May 18th at 2PM
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Melissa A. Priblo Chapman, author of Distant Skies will be at Artisan Gallery for a book reading and signing on Saturday, May 18th starting at 2PM.

Part American road trip, part coming-of-age adventure, and part uncommon love story, Distant Skies is a remarkable memoir that explores the evolution of the human-animal relationship, along with the raw beauty of a life lived outdoors.

Melissa was 23 years old when she climbed aboard a horse and rode away from everything, heading west. With no mobile phone or support team, Chapman quickly learned that the reality of a cross-country horseback journey was quite different from the fantasy. Her solo adventure would immediately test her mental, physical, and emotional resources as she and her four-legged companions were forced to adapt to the dangers and loneliness of a trek that would span over 2,600 miles, from New York State to California.

Melissa Chapman is an author living in the Southern Tier. She is a freelance writer who has had work published in magazines including The Western Horse, Good Dog!, and Doggone. Her story “Gypsy, Cross-Country Dog” appears in the book Traveler’s Tales: A Dog’s World alongside the work of such renowned authors as John Steinbeck and Gary Paulson. Chapman has been a speaker to over 100 organizations in regard to her solo cross-country trip and is a member of the Long Riders Guild, a worldwide league of equestrian adventurers. Chapman is a married mother of four and lives in Upstate New York. She rides every day and continues to share life with her horses and dogs.

Artist Talk

Warner Varno

Thursday, February 22nd at 6PM
Creator's Showcase - local artist events

Meet artist Warner Varno and learn more about the work in her current exhibition, artist process, and presencing during this free event.

Presencing is a mindfulness and artmaking practice that Warner Varno has developed through the mark-making process, creating a space for quiet contemplation, creative risk-taking, and deep listening. She feels that it can also be a strategy to attend to feelings of “overwhelm” and to address change, lending to improved state of mental, emotional, physical, and relational health. It is also a physical and spiritual practice toward building compassion and empathy for ourselves and the living world, toward progressive change.

Poetry Reading

Carol Mikoda

Saturday, November 18 at 2PM
Creator's Showcase - local artist events

Carol Mikoda’s book Wind and Water, Leaf and Lake, includes poems that closely observe the day-to-day phenomena of those abundant elements, focusing on one at a time in four sections. Traveling beyond mere observation, the poet connects what she sees around her each day with her own thoughts about aging, about grief and gratitude, about her place in the cosmos. She describes the flora and fauna of the Finger Lakes in her own unique descriptive style that brings the reader close in to lakes themselves, the forests around them, the weather that affects all. The weave of sparking image and inner thought is calming and at the same time evocative.

Book Reading and Talk

with Liz Rosenberg and Joanna Higgins

Saturday, November 11th @ 2PM
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Liz Rosenberg is an American poet, novelist, children’s book author, editor and book reviewer. Her most recent work is A Strange Life: Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott. Blending gentle satire with reportage and emotive autobiography, Alcott’s exquisite essays are as exceptional as the novels she is known for. Published together for the first time, this delightful selection shows us another side to one of our most celebrated writers. Liz is currently a professor of English at Binghamton University, and in previous years has taught at Colgate University, Sarah Lawrence College, Hamilton College, Bennington College, and Hollins College.

Joanna Higgins is a National Endowment for the Arts recipient whose work has been included in The Best American Short Stories series. Her fourth historical novel, In the Fall They Leave, is a wartime story of moral courage, resilience, and endurance. Joanna’s first novel, A Soldier’s Book, was a Finalist for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction.

Enjoy a book talk by each of these esteemed authors. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.

Artist Talk

with Linda Bigness and Reda Abdelrahman

Thursday, October 26th @ 7PM
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On Thursday, October 26, Artisan Gallery will host a Closing Reception for our current two exhibitions: “Abstract Views Of The Real” by Linda Bigness and “Nostalgia 2” by Reda Abdelrahman. This will be a unique opportunity to meet the artists and your last chance to view these rich, colorful artworks. Linda and Reda will both be presenting thoughts about their creative process, inspiration, and be open for Q&A.

Light refreshments will be served; please join us from 5:30-7:30PM for this special event at Artisan Gallery. RSVPs encouraged but not required. RSVP HERE.

There’s Nothing There, But the Room Exists

An Evening of Poetry with Adam J Gellings & Nathan Lipps

Friday, October 20th @ 7PM

Adam J. Gellings is the author of the poetry collection Little Palace. He received his PhD from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was the recipient of a fellowship from the Marion Clayton Link Endowment. His work has appeared in numerous journals & anthologies including Best New Poets 2017 & 2021, Copper Nickel, Salamander, The Southampton Review, Willow Springs & elsewhere. He resides in Columbus, Ohio where he teaches Writing & Composition courses at Columbus College of Art & Design. More at:

Nathan Lipps is the author of the chapbook the body as passage (Open Palm Print). Born and raised along the rural coast of western Michigan, he currently lives in Ohio and works as an Assistant Professor at Central State University. A recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship (Kenyon Review), an Excellence award in Research (SUNY Binghamton), and a Poetry Fellowship (Wichita State University), Nathan’s work has been published in the Best New Poets, BOAAT, Colorado Review, Third Coast, TYPO, and elsewhere. More at:

Artist Talk and Book Release

with Katie Vaz

Saturday, September 23 @ 2PM

Grab your comfiest pair of linen pants, squeeze a lemon into your iced tea, and light your favorite ocean breeze candle…it’s time to get cozy and coastal! On Saturday, September 23 at 2PM, Artisan Gallery is hosting an artist talk and book launch party with illustrator and author Katie Vaz to celebrate her new publication, Tiny Joys.

Equal parts activity book, inspirational guide, and gratitude journal, Tiny Joys is the newest addition to illustrator Katie Vaz’s universe of comfort and a celebration of all of the things we love about our daydreams of living on the coast: farmers market shopping lists, refreshing drink ideas, and suggestions for curating the perfect Sunday morning. Inspired by the breezy, luxuriously simple lifestyle of your favorite coastal grandmother (think Ina Garten or any 2000s movie with Diane Keaton), Tiny Joys is perfect for learning to relax and celebrate the joys of a life lived slowly.

Bonus treat: Katie has designed an exclusive sticker that is a free gift with purchase of Tiny Joys during the event! Join us for this free and fun event at Artisan Gallery. | @katiemarievaz

Artist Talk

with Erin Waye

Saturday, September 9th @ 1:30PM

Join artist Erin Waye to learn more about her process and vibrant, detailed painting style.

Erin Waye specializes in acrylic paintings on canvas and enjoys capturing various subject matter such as: cityscapes, landscapes, bridges, castles, people, and the surreal realm. Her style has realism and illustrative qualities, boasting vibrant colors, intricate lines, nuanced shades, meaningful symbols, and captivating designs.

For Erin, a finished painting serves as a testament to the time, effort, passion, and boundless imagination poured into its creation. She seamlessly weaves together various themes such as: happiness and positivity, strength and beauty, and intrigue and wonder.

Book and Brunch Fundraiser

with author Jean Hanff Korelitz

Saturday, August 19th @ 11AM (Doors open at 10:30AM)

Creator's Showcase - local artist events

Last chance pre-registration ends August 18th. Tickets purchased at the door will be subject to a small convenience fee.

Join BCAC’s 1st annual Book and Brunch fundraiser featuring New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz at SUNY Broome Culinary & Event Center on Saturday, August 19th from 11am-1pm. Doors open at 10:30AM. Enjoy a catered brunch while BCAC Gallery Manager Connie Barnes sits down with Jean Hanff Korelitz to talk about Korelitz’s writing and her novel, The Plot, a psychologically suspenseful novel set in Chenango County about a story too good not to steal, and a writer who steals it.

BCAC’s Book and Brunch fundraiser includes a full brunch spread catered by CAFFE del CORSO, talk with the author Jean Hanff Korelitz with a Q&A to follow, and book signing by the author. This event is a fundraiser to support Broome County Arts Council’s programming and marketing efforts to continue to serve, preserve and transform the local arts community through Artisan and Art Path Galleries’ exhibitions, Pursuit Art classes, Creator’s Showcase, Business of Art workshops, Artist in Residence and more.

Jean Hanff Korelitz was “born and raised in New York City and educated at Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of the novels: The Latecomer (limited series adaptation forthcoming from Kristen Campo’s Campout Productions and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories), The Plot (adaptation forthcoming from Hulu, to star Mahershala Ali), You Should Have Known (Adapted for HBO as “The Undoing” by David E. Kelley, directed by Susanne Bier and starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as the 2013 film of the same name, starring Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin and Paul Rudd), The Devil and Webster, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as a middle-grade reader, Interference Powder, and a collection of poetry, The Properties of Breath.”

All attendees must purchase or bring a previously purchased copy of You Should Have Known, The Plot, or Latecomer to the event.

Event info:

  • WHEN: August 19th @ 11AM. Doors open at 10:30AM.
  • WHERE: SUNY Broome Culinary and Event Center located at 78 Exchange St., Binghamton, NY.
  • PARKING: See details for event parking HERE.

Artist Talk

Susan Szczotka

Thursday, July 13th @ 6:30PM

Join Susan Szczotka as she talks weaving, technique, and raku pottery.

Szczotka considers herself a craftsperson, driven to use her hands to create beautiful work, both functional and decorative. She believes that fine craft is art. Szczotka is strongly influenced by the Arts and Craft movement as well as many types of ethnic designs from around the world. While mostly drawn to a natural color palette, she also enjoys a riot of brilliant colors. The tactile nature of craft, from moving clay with her hands to running hundreds of fine, soft thread between her fingers, is therapeutic and joyous. Szczotka finds creating a finished piece for others to enjoy deeply satisfying.

Susan Szczotka’s exhibition, “Textures by Hand: Fiber and Clay” is on view at Artisan Gallery from July 7th-July 28th.

The Ultimate Wizarding World Guide to Magical Studies

Q&A with co-author Amy Hogan

Tuesday, June 27th @ 6:30PM

Join us for a magical book launch! The Ultimate Wizarding World Guide To Magical Studies offers a deep dive into the curriculum offered at Hogwarts in the beloved Harry Potter series. Compiled by the staff of the popular Harry Potter fansite, the book gathers canonical information all in one place, while also offering research into the various areas of magical education. One of the co-authors of the book, Amy Hogan, is a Broome County native and will be on hand for a reading and Q&A about the book. The event will offer discussions, activities, and more!

Book Reading & Signing

Mary Pat Hyland

Saturday, May 6th @ 2PM

Mary Pat Hyland is an award-winning former newspaper journalist and Amazon Top 100 Bestseller. She writes novels and short stories set in the scenic Finger Lakes wine country and Southern Tier region of New York State. Hyland’s characters reflect her own Irish American heritage and her story lines often stray into magical realism.

Her latest novel, When Stardust Fell on Keuka Lake, is the third book in the Caviston Sisters Mystery series, preceded by The Curse of the Strawberry Moon and The Water Mystic of Woodland Springs. She is the author of the best-selling novel, The House With the Wraparound Porch, a family saga spanning four generations. Her other works include The Maeve Kenny series: The Cyber Miracles (Book 1), A Sudden Gift of Fate (Book 2), and A Wisdom of Owls (Book 3); 3/17 (an Irish trad music parody of Dante’s Inferno); The Terminal Diner (a suspense novel); and In the Shadows of the Onion Domes (collected short stories).

View Mary’s work at

Book Reading & Signing

Emily Hund

Saturday, April 29th @ 2:30PM

Before there were Instagram likes, Twitter hashtags, or TikTok trends, there were bloggers who seemed to have the passion and authenticity that traditional media lacked. The Influencer Industry tells the story of how early digital creators scrambling for work amid the Great Recession gave rise to the multibillion-dollar industry that has fundamentally reshaped culture, the flow of information, and the way we relate to ourselves and each other.

The Influencer Industry reveals how, in an increasingly fractured and profit-driven communications environment, the people we think of as “real” are merely those who have learned to exploit the industry’s ever-shifting constructions of authenticity.

View Emily’s work at

Artist Talk

Alexandra Davis

Saturday, April 22nd @ 2PM

Alexandra Davis is a visual artist born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany, living and working in Binghamton, New York. Using traditional methods in printmaking as a foundation, Ms. Davis responds romantically to her impressions and annotations of nature. The emanation of form is vibrant, demanding, and unselfconscious by design. Mark-making accentuates time and space in the cyclical events associated with the natural world. An echo emanates from the celestial against the turbulence and movement of the inner sanctums of the terrestrial.

Ms. Davis is the sole proprietor of Equinox Press in Endicott, N.Y., and is a senior lecturer in the Art and Design Department at Binghamton University. 

Equinox Press is a fine art studio providing a creative space for art mentorship and group workshops by printmaker and fine artist Alexandra Davis. The studio is in Endicott, N.Y., on 14 Washington Avenue, and provides workshops and private lessons in printmaking processes like; etching, collagraphs, monotype, solarplate etching, and relief. View Alexandra’s work and the work of other Equinox Press Artists at


TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2022 | Orazio salati studio & Gallery

6:30PM – 8:00PM Women of Words

In honor of National Poetry Month, Artisan Gallery is pleased to present “Women of Words” featuring local poets Jessica Dubey, Wendy Stewart, Merrill Douglas, Joanne Corey and Carol Mikoda. This reading will be held within the Spring Awakening Exhibition. Please come and enjoy the art of renewal with all of your senses! Audience space is limited. Please email Connie Barnes, Gallery Manager at to reserve your seats. Location is 204 State Street, Binghamton, NY at Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery.

Merrill Douglas


Merrill Douglas is the author of the poetry chapbook Parking Meters into Mermaids (2020, Finishing Line Press). Her work has also appeared in Baltimore Review, Barrow Street, Tar River Poetry, Stone Canoe, Cimarron Review, Paterson Literary Review and Comstock Review, among other journals. She earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in English from Binghamton University. She lives in Vestal, where she runs a freelance writing business.

Joanne Corey


Joanne Corey re-discovered her childhood love of writing poetry in her fifties. Her local poetry community includes the Binghamton Poetry Project, Broome County Arts Council, Grapevine Group, and Sappho’s Circle. With the Boiler House Poets Collective, she has completed an (almost) annual residency week at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams since 2015.

Jessica Dubey


Jessica Dubey is a lifelong resident of the Triple Cities Area of upstate New York. She is a member of the Boiler House Poets Collective which convenes annually for a poetry residency at The Studios of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. She was a 2018 nominee for a Best of the Net Award and was Kissing Dynamite’s September 2019 featured poet. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Oxidant | Engine, Barren Magazine, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, The American Journal of Poetry, IthacaLit, and many others. Her first chapbook, For Dear Life, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Wendy Stewart


Wendy Stewart is a Canadian-and-soon-to-be-American writing teacher who lives in Vestal, New York with her family. She’s published poems, creative nonfiction, essays, humor, and artwork in Our Voices,, San Pedro River Review, and The Afterlife of Discarded Objects, a digital collective story-telling project and book.

Carol Mikoda headshot

Carol Mikoda


Carol Mikoda (she/her), a long-time resident of Windsor, is a retired educator, mother of two sons, poet, musician, observer, and walker who writes from the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in Hector, New York, where she lives with her partner. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bluff& Vine, New Feathers Anthology, Capsule Stories, Anatolios, HOLY FLEA!, and other literary journals. Her new chapbook, While You Wait from Scars Publications, is described as “Poems that console and comfort when the civilized world goes awry around us, poems that focus on the natural world to reveal larger lessons gleaned from time spent outside, poems that draw a sigh or gasp of recognition.”

Friday, July 2, 2021 | Artisan Gallery @ Roberson Museum and Science Center

6:30pm  First Friday Artist Talk

Join us for First Friday to learn more about Bernd Krause and his work!

Saturday, July 10, 2021 | Artisan Gallery @ Roberson Museum and Science Center


Krause will speak about the origins of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and its connection to its European ancestors. His presentation includes actual replicas of historic instruments along with some actual historic pieces.

Saturday, July 17, 2021 | Artisan Gallery @ Roberson Museum and Science Center

1pm  BUILDING DULCIMERS Demonstration

A discussion on how Krause builds dulcimers from cutting the tree to resawing the wood to final design and build. He will demonstrate how he hand bends the sides and assembles the dulcimers.

Saturday, July 24, 2021 | Artisan Gallery @ Roberson Museum and Science Center


Krause will speak about the origins of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and its connection to its European ancestors. His presentation includes actual replicas of historic instruments along with some actual historic pieces.

Bernd Krause


Bernd Krause, Luthier, built his first dulcimer in 1978 using the plans he found in a library book! Inspired by the project, he attended the Guitar Research and Design Center in So. Stratford, VT in 1980. He received his B.A. in Woodworking and Design from Empire State College.

Month of April, 2021 | Artisan Gallery

12pm  Various Poets

The Gift of Poetry: A Sampler | Virtual Poetry Readings

Connie Barnes

Artisan Gallery Manager

Join Artisan Gallery manager, Connie Barnes, and WordPlace founder, J. Barrett Wolff, as they virtually host various poets from near and far in celebration of National Poetry month.

Month of April, 2021 | Artisan Gallery

Various Poets

The PoeTREE – Poems about Spring from Our Community

Connie Barnes

Artisan Gallery Manager

Artisan Gallery manager, Connie Barnes, and Gallery Assistant Liam Axton, collected poetry from our Broome County Arts Council members and friends. Enjoy the booklet provided in the PDF link below!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1pm  George Normandin & Kopernik Astronomical Society Members


George Normandin

Astro-Imager, KAS Member

Join us in Artisan Gallery as we hear astrophotographer, George Normandin.

From the moment George Normandin’s aunt gave him, “The Golden Book of Astronomy,” for his 9th birthday, he was hooked on astronomy. George did his first astrophotography in 1961 and went through the “film era.” He began digital imaging in 1993 with one of the first commercial CCD cameras sold — an SBIG ST-6, attached to Kopernik Observatory’s 20-inch telescope.

George has taken some 5,000 images and is published in Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, Sue French’s book Deep Sky Wonders, as well as various European magazines. In addition to being a Member at Kopernik Observatory since 1979, he is also a Founding Member of the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory in Tupper Lake, NY. Although he still feels like he has a lot to learn, he is hopeful for some clear skies to image thru. He is also an avid visual observer, mostly with his 20- inch Dobsonian telescope.

George Normandin was born in Cohoes, NY, and currently resides with his wife Kim in Binghamton, NY. His career ranged from a cost analyst to later a contracting officer in the US Defense Logistics Agency as part of the Department of Defense. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with more than 28 years as an Officer in the Regular Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve.

Astro Fest, 2012

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1pm Andrei Guruianu & Natalia Andrievskikh

The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste

The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste

The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste is a book that attempts to explain and ultimately redeem our culture’s fascination with discarded material objects as a means to encapsulate and shape the socio-cultural imagination. Inspired by the authors’ own memories in post-communist Russia and Romania of playing with the rubbish left over after the shutdown of Soviet factories in the 90s and the influx of Western goods from abroad, The Afterlife of Discarded Objects takes as its premise the belief in the central role that material objects play in shaping accounts of personal and collective histories.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Andrei Guruianu

Author & Professor

Andrei Guruianu is a professor of writing whose scholarship often explores such topics as memory and forgetting, the role of art and of the artist in contemporary society, and the ability of place to shape personal and collective histories. He currently teaches at New York University.

Natalia Andrievskikh

Author & Professor

Natalia Andrievskikh teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University where she works primarily with international students. Her research areas include contemporary British and Anglophone literature, Digital Writing, and Media and Culture Studies. In her creative work she explores the role of myth-making in construction and preservation of memory.

(Book Jacket)

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:15pm &  2:15pm  Barbara L. Gregson

Barbara L. Gregson: Theater Artists Play

Barbara L. Gregson

Theater Artist & Author

Barbara L. Gregson, theater artist and author, has been making, creating, and performing her own theater work since she was 10 years old. Gregson studied drama in  London, England, then continued her education in mime in Paris, France, and finally Renaissance mask making in Italy. Her Theater career spans 45 years. Gregson works throughout the United States, sharing her unique theater making process, directing Theater residencies, productions and workshops with people of all ages and abilities, in prisons, schools, nursing homes and communities. “Theater Artists Play,”  her first book published in 2018, will be the focus of this talk.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | Artisan Gallery & Binghamton University Art Museum

2pm – 4pm ‘not but nothing other’ Art Bus Trip with Derek Scott

‘not but nothing other’ Art Bus Trip with Derek Scott

Derek Scott

Docent & Assistant Director, Upward Bound

Kristen Mann

Docent & Artist

Please join us for the two-part event, Author’s Showcase & Art Bus Trip centered on Binghamton University Art Museum’s current exhibition, “not but nothing other: African-American Portrayals, 1930’s to Today.” This BCAC Art Bus Trip is made possible in partnership with the Binghamton University Art Museum.
Seats are first-come-first-served the day of. Please call (607)723-4620 or email to reserve your seat today!

Part I: 2PM | Artisan Gallery
Presentation by Derek Scott on Binghamton University’s current exhibition “not but nothing other: African-American Portrayals, 1930’s to Today.”

Part II: 2:45PM |  Bus to Binghamton University Art Museum
Complimentary transportation provided outside of Artisan Gallery. Travel in style to Binghamton University Art Museum.

Part III: 3PM | Binghamton University Art Museum Tour
Walk through the exhibition “not but nothing other,” guided by Derek Scott and Kristen Mann.

Part IV: 4PM | Bus to Artisan Gallery
Complimentary transportation provided outside of Binghamton University Art Museum. Travel in style back to Artisan Gallery.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1pm – 2pm Inktober with Ann Pellegrino

Inktober with Ann Pellegrino (Spotgirl Design)

Ann Pellegrino


Celebrate the month of Inktober by learning more about cultivating a daily drawing habit. Ann Pellegrino (Spotgirl Design) is a freelance artist and believer in enriching emotional well-being through the practice of daily drawing. Ann’s work focuses on staying positive and making connections. She combines her doodle style artwork with lettering and uses primarily pens, markers and watercolor with a bright, vibrant palette. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

11:00am – 3:00pm Live Painting Demo

Live Portrait Painting with Joseph Q. Daily

Joseph Q. Daily


Join us for an Author’s Showcase: Artist Demonstration with award-winning artist Joseph Daily of Artisan Gallery’s October exhibition, “Twelve Years in Painting.” Daily has been making pictures for as long as he can remember. Awarded the four-year Silas H. Rhodes scholarship, Joseph deepened his love for depicting faces at college and began working professionally as a portrait painter immediately upon graduating. He also started to work on commission portrait paintings for the Churchill family. Daily won Best of Show and the People’s Choice Award at the Portrait Society of America’s 2005 International Portrait Competition, and First Place at the 2019 Maine Fest Plein Air Paint Out. Daily will be working on a self portrait during the gallery hours, 11AM to 3PM, on October 5. The demonstration is free to the public and will be held in Artisan Gallery.

“At Her Desk,”  Joseph Q. Daily

“Hearth and Home,” Joseph Q. Daily

Saturday, August 31, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm – 2:30pm Artist Talk

Artist Talk with Russell Serrianne

Russell Serianne


Join us as artist Russell Serrianne shares his creative process and discusses his work currently on view in “Vibrant Ground”. Serrianne is captivated by the energized line naturally found in the strength and determination of the vine tendril. He uses the vine tendril as his drawing tool, his mark, and three-dimensional line. His process centers around the selection of individual tendrils—each having a complex simplicity which once interwoven creates a fluid shape and composition.

“Tendril0508,” 2015, Russell Serianne

“Magnification arbor vitae,” 2015, Russell Serrianne

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm – 2:30pm Artist Talk

Artist Talk with Anita Welych

Anita Welych

Artist, Professor

Join us for an Author’s Showcase: Artist Talk with artist Antia Welych of Artisan Gallery’s August exhibition, “Vibrant Ground.” Welych’s exhibited artworks center on her installation “Dwindle”, which features two identical U.S. maps that make visual a comparison of scientific meta-data of bird populations from between 1966  and 2018 in the United States. Welych will share her creative process from the early beginnings of this project to the visualization of her research.

Anita Welych is a mixed-media artist who studied painting at Cornell University, Syracuse University and the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia. Her paintings, artist’s books, collages and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She currently teaches in the Studio Art BFA program at Cazenovia College. She has received two Fulbright Grants to Colombia to study, teach and lecture at universities across the country. 

Through an examination of large data sets, translated into visual form, Welych explores the nature of loss through an investigation of the loss of nature. Declining bird populations are a particular concern.

“Dwindle,” 2019, Anita Welych

“Dwindle,” 2019, Anita Welych

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm – 2:30pm Artist Talk

Artist Talk & Demo with Dave Porter

Dave Porter

Artist, Woodworker

Join us for an Author’s Showcase: Artist Talk & Demonstration with artist Dave Porter of Artisan Gallery’s August exhibition, “Vibrant Ground”. Porter will share his creative process and concept of his work such as where he finds natural materials, how he transforms a piece in nature into a piece of art with his dual background in engineering and studio art, and what tools he would use to create the effect he looks for, etc. Porter will do a wood carving demonstration following a Q&A session.   

Dave Porter received B.A. in Studio Fine Arts from SUNY Albany, a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University. Porter’s early art training was in oil painting, drawing, and printmaking.  Today, he works mostly in three-dimensional wood sculpture and mixed media assemblage.

The event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. Reservation is recommended. RSVP to

“J-Fish,” 2016, Dave Porter

“Frangment,” 2019, Dave Porter

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

6:30pm – 7:30pm Public Lecture

Poetry Reading

J. Barrett Wolf

Writer, Poet

J. Barrett Wolf has been writing for over forty years. He has received numerous awards, including First Place from the Performance Poets Association of Nassau County and a Broome County Arts Council grant to produce the reading series “Here & There: Poets from Near and Far”, He was commissioned to write the tenth-anniversary poem for the Broome County Public Library.

He’s been published in Black Bear Review, Portland Review of the Arts, Long Island Sounds, Rubber Side Down, PPA Literary Review, Writing Outside the Lines, and Passing and was on the Connecticut Touring Poetry Roster.

His first volume, “Stark Raving Calm,” was published by Boone’s Dock Press. His newest book “Kissing the Moon from your Back,” will be out later this summer.

He has just returned from Scotland where he attended the annual Arran Island Poetry Adventure, working, sharing, and performing with British and Irish poets. He lives here in Binghamton, where he hosts the monthly open mike at The Bundy Museum, and voices “A Time For Words,” poetry interview show on WBDY-FM 99.5.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm – 300pm Public Lectures

Mini Talks

Michelle Schleider


1:00 PM | Mini Talk

Michelle Schleider (b.1974) has been painting since she was 16 yrs. old, has a BA in Studio Art, studied painting and drawing in Florence, Italy and has taken several workshops by many influential artists throughout the US. She works out of her studio in Vestal, NY and is an instructor at KAPOW! Art Studio. Schleider is an oil painter of realism with a focus on the portrait, figure, and more recently, florals. She has a passion for painting those she meets and knows. Her paintings often reflect the model’s inner creativity and a little bit of their personal story.

Sarah Horan


1:15 PM | Mini Talk – Contact

Sarah Horan (b. 1987) earned a BA in Visual Arts Education from SUNY New Paltz and an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since then she has been teaching both on the public and collegiate level while creating new work which is internationally recognized. ‘Contact,’ is a series created with a hand-held scanner. It questions the role of the voyeur and voyee in a society obsessed with digital and visual communication.

Natalie Dadamio


1:45 PM | Mini Talk – Process & Practice

Natalie Dadamio (b.1979) is an artist living in Upstate NY. Dadamio is mostly self-taught, and returned to serious art making in Spring 2018.

“I see my paintings as excavations and invitations. Every day they ask of me to be present, to remember, and to enter into an unknown dialogue. They teach me that we all have a story to tell, and a song to sing and it is through the telling and creating that we return home to each other.” – Natalie Dadamio

Paulette Hackman


2:00 PM | Mini Talk

Paulette Hackman is a writer, journalist, and former college instructor with a passion for fiber arts and rug hooking. She is author of Story Rugs and Their Storytellers: Rug Hooking in the Narrative Style, a collection of personal stories put to rugs by hooking artists around the world. Her original hooked hangings have appeared in several publications and at fiber art shows in Nova Scotia Canada. Hackman uses traditional rug hooking techniques as a means of self-expression, discovery, and, often, as a way to capture and preserve life’s memories. Her medium, fiber, includes recycled clothing and blankets, yardage off the bolt, handspun or commercial yarns and even, on occasion, cheesecloth—whatever achieves the effect she wants.

John Denninger


2:15 PM | Mini Talk

John Denninger (b. 1943) is an Upstate New York photographer. He graduated from CUNY Manhattan with a degree in Advanced Level Mathematics. Denninger photographs based on chance encounters with spaces that are contingent on a specific set of conditions.

Teri Franzen


2:30 PM | Mini Talk

A software engineer for most of her adult life, Teri Franzen recently shifted gears toward nature photography, film-making, writing and education. As a member of the Waterman Conservation Education Center board of directors, Franzen has introduced programs teaching natural history through photography. Franzen’s focus as a nature photographer is to study and photograph natural history. Through research and observation, she develops an intimate understanding of her wild subjects and works to capture behaviors in a naturally beautiful setting. Sharing those images and stories, she hopes to raise awareness of the beauty that surrounds us and cultivate a conservation mindset.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm – 300pm Public Lectures

Mini Talks

Christina Muscatello

Memory Maker Project | Co-Founder & Program Director

1:00 PM | Mini Talk – Memory Maker Project

Christina Muscatello graduated with a masters in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts from Lesley University. She is the co-founder and director of the Memory Maker Project since 2015, where she provides art and culture opportunities for people living with memory loss and their loved ones. Muscatello encourages people living with memory loss to explore a variety of art materials while building confidence, connection, and a strong quality of life.

Linda Ciallelo


1:15 PM | Mini Talk

Linda Ciallelo (b.1948) is a practicing artist living in Binghamton, N.Y. Linda has been winning awards and selling her artwork in the central New York area and around the country, since she was 14 years old. She is self taught but was able to complete one year of college in Cazenovia, NY in 1988. Ciallelo produces realistic representational oil paintings, pastel drawings, and pencil drawings. Her subject matter at this time is mostly figurative and still life.

Karen Kurcharski


1:45 PM | Mini Talk

Karen Kucharski is a visual artist living in Tioga County. Kucharski graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University. Kucharski has taught at Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Binghamton University and in other educational settings. Kucharski works in drawing, painting, printmaking, and digital forms. She focuses primarily on landscape and figurative work, often having cultural or primal references. Through Kucharski’s use of space and rhythm, the viewer is invited into an experience as portrayed.1:45 PM | Karen Kurcharski

Aldo Borromei


2:00 PM | Mini Talk

Aldo Borromei obtained an MA in 1996 in Education and Human Development from Binghamton University. After years of professional experience with ’spontaneous creativity’ through Jazz Improvisation and Hairstyling; crossing over into abstract, contemporary art represents Borroemei’s natural expressional progression. (see portfolio & history 

James Mullen


2:30 PM | Mini Talk

James Mullen is Professor of Art and Dean Humanities and Fine Arts, Emeritus at SUNY Oneonta. Mr. Mullen has exhibited widely in national juried exhibitions with Purchase Awards to many collections. Ink and watercolors from on-site drawings at Chenango Valley State Park in which black is conceived as color as well as structure.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

7:00pm Public Lecture

Poetry Reading

Jaimee Wriston Colbert

Professor of Creative Writing, Binghamton University

Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of six books of fiction: Vanishing Acts, a 2018 Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist, winner of a 2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, and finalist for the 2018 American Fiction Prize and the National Indie Excellence Award in Literary Fiction; Wild Things, winner of the CNY 2017 Book Award in Fiction and the 2018 International Book Award in Fiction-Short Stories; Shark Girls, finalist for the USA Book News Best Books of 2010 and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year; Dream Lives of Butterflies, winner of the IPPY Gold Medal/First Place Award for story collections; Climbing the God Tree, winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize; and Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile, winner of the Zephyr Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, and Prairie Schooner, and broadcast on “Selected Shorts.” She was awarded the 2012 Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize for “Things Blow Up,” a story in Wild Things. Other stories won the Jane’s Stories Award and the Isotope Editor’s Fiction Prize. Originally from Hawai’i, she is Professor of Creative Writing at SUNY, Binghamton University.

Previous book publications:

Vanishing Acts: Fomite Press, 2018

Wild Things: BkMk Press, 2016

Shark Girls: Livingston Press, 2009

Dream Lives of Butterflies: BkMk Press, 2007

Climbing the God Tree: Helicon Nine Editions, 1998

Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile: Zephyr, 1994

Reading from:

“Vanishing Acts”

Vanishing Acts (book jacket)

Friday, April 26, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

7:00pm Public Lecture

Poetry Reading & Book Launch

Mike Jurkovic

Published Poet

A 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals. Full length collections, Blue Fan Whirring, (Nirala Press, 2018); smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016) Chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House, 2010) Anthologies: 11/9 Fall of American Democracy Anthology, 2017 (Independent) Reflecting Pool: Poets & the Creative Process,  WaterWrites: A Hudson River Anthology, and Riverine: Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2018, 2009, 2007) Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, Beacon, and Ellenville, NY. Music features, interviews, and CD reviews appear in All About Jazz, Van Wyck Gazette, and Maverick Chronicles 2018. He has featured in London, San Francisco, NYC, Albany, Baltimore, and throughout the tri-state area. He is the Tuesday night host of Jazz Sanctuary, WOOC 105.3 FM, Troy, NY. He was a monthly contributor to Elmore Magazine, 2008-2016; Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange, 2003-2010; and Chronogram, 2005-2007. His column, The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon, appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine, 1996-2003.

Reading from:

“Blue Fan Whirring,” and “smitten by harpies”

smitten by harpies (Book Jacket)

Susan Konz

Published Poet

Susan Konz is receiving her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Her work has appeared in The Waymark, I Want You to See This Before I Leave and the CAPS Anthology. She is a regular contributor to the Calling All Poets Series in New Paltz, NY. In 2016, Lion Autumn Publishing released her first collection of poems entitled Second Sleep.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm Public Lecture

Motherhood as Muse, two poets from the North Country on mothering, mentoring and muses

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Elizabeth Cohen

Associate Professor of English
Plattsburgh State University

Elizabeth Cohen is a professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh and the editor of Saranac Review. She is the author of eight books including the Family on Beartown Road, The Hypothetical Girl and 5 books of poetry.

Reading from:

“Vegetable Poetry: Honoring a mother’s kitchen in Verse.”

William Stratton

Lecturer, Plattsburgh State University

William Stratton currently lives in Vermont and teaches writing at SUNY Plattsburgh, thus spending a good deal of time on a ferry. He serves as co-editor of The Saranac Review, and is a father of two. His work has so far been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize. He has two full-length collections of poetry, “Under the Water Was Stone” and “These Things Too Have Shape”. He has poetry published or forthcoming in: FIELD, Sugar House Review, Spillway, The North American Review, DMQ, Louisiana Literature, and others.

Reading from:

Under the Water Was Stone,” and “These Things Too have Shape”

These Things Too Have Shape (Book Jacket)

Monday, March 11th, 2019 | Phelps Mansion Museum

5:30pm – 7:00pm Public Lecture

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Chris Mackowski

Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Emerging Civil War

Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Emerging Civil War. He is the series editor of the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, published by Savas Beatie, and the “Engaging the Civil War” Series, published in partnership with Southern Illinois University Press. Chris is a writing professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY, where he also serves as associate dean for undergraduate programs. Chris is also historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a historic property on the Spotsylvania battlefield in central Virginia. He has also worked as a historian for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours at four major Civil War battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania), as well as at the building where Stonewall Jackson died. Chris has authored or co-authored a dozen books on the Civil War, and his articles have appeared in all the major Civil War magazines. Chris serves on the board of directors for the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust and the national advisory board for the Civil War Chaplains Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Grant’s Last Battle
The Story Behind The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant Facing financial ruin and struggling against terminal throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant fought his last battle to preserve the meaning of the American Civil War. His war of words, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, would cement his place as not only one of America’s greatest heroes but also as one of its most sublime literary voices.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | BCAC Conference Space

4:00pm – 5:00pm Public Reading & Book Talk

Martin Bidney: Bliss in Triple Rhythm

Martin Bidney

Professor Emeritus
Binghamton University

Join us in the BCAC conference space for a public reading and book talk by Martin Bidney. The focus of this reading is Bidney’s “Bliss in Triple Rhythm.” This book of word songs in unexpected melodic patterns will surprise you by its equally unusual liveliness.

Martin Bidney is an experienced Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University with a demonstrated thirty-five year history of working in higher education and since “retirement” a founder-editor of Dialogic Poetry Press and publisher of 23 books of poetry original and/or translated from Polish, Russian, and German (three of these titles with State University of New York Press). Skilled in verse translation and writing with a strong emphasis on faithfulness to rhythmic pattern and alliterative-assonantal word harmony. Strong education professional graduated with BA Indiana U, MA Harvard U, Ph.D. Indiana U.

Book of the Amphibrach (Book Jacket)

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | Bundy Museum of History & Art

6:00pm – 9:00pm Film Showing

Everett De Morier: Binghamton: The Valley of Creativity

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Everett De Morier

Binghamton born humorist, author, and novelist

Everett De Morier became a professional writer in 1994, when he sold a copy of his son’s ultrasound picture along with an article entitled “My Wife Is Having the Reincarnation of Elvis” to the Weekly World News. For this, he received fifty dollars and a Bat Boy T-shirt.

De Morier has appeared on CNN, Fox News Network, NPR, and ABC, as well as in The New York Times and the London Times. He has also written for In-Fisherman, Florida Keys, Bride, and Parenting.

De Morier is the author of Crib Notes for the First Year of Marriage: A Survival Guide for Newlyweds and Crib Notes for the First Year of Fatherhood: A Survival Guide for New Fathers, both from Fairview Press.
For more information about Everett check out his website.

When his latest book, The Invention of Everything
Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos, was complete, the publisher scheduled a pre-release tour in Binghamton due to the strong ties of the book to the area.

In wanting to connect Binghamton with these events, interviews were set up with local artists as background for the videographer traveling with them. But it was soon discovered that by using these book events as a framing device, you could capture great material about the lives of those who live and create in the area. People embraced the concept and the scope expanded.

And what started out needing only a single camera, migrated to full film and sound crews and the project took on an identity of its own. A documentary about the art scene in Binghamton.

On February 21st, Everett De Morier will read and sign his new book The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos. Then the documentary Binghamton: The Valley of Creativity, will premiere and be seen for the very first time.

Immediately after, the film will go live online and will be made free to the public.

Light food and refreshments provided kindly provided by The Belmar Pub & Grill.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | BCAC Conference Space

4:00pm – 5:00pm Public Reading & Book Talk

Martin Bidney: A Hundred Artisanal Tonal Poems: Slimmed-down Fourteeners, Four-beat Lines, and Tight, sweet Harmonies.

Martin Bidney

Professor Emeritus
Binghamton University

Join us in the BCAC conference space for a public reading and book talk by Martin Bidney. The focus of this reading is Bidney’s A Hundred Artisanal Tonal Poems: Slimmed-down Fourteeners, Four-beat Lines, and Tight, sweet Harmonies.

“I want this book to be life-giving. I’ve called my poems “fourteeners” because the traditional name of “sonnets” might perhaps remind too many people of high school Shakespeare and boredom brain-death. (In fact, the bard’s fourteeners are a bisexual diary that could easily be a TV series—look at my Shakespair dialogues with him.) “Artisanal” suggests the care that craft-beer brewers take in choosing and preparing authentic ingredients. In my 100 poems, the components are chiefly “tonal” because I’m offering a musical entertainment. The poems are “slimmed down” to four-beat lines to give them the beauty we admire in a slender shape. And should the phrasing “tight, sweet harmonies” convey a sexual mood, that’s because poetry is passion. Every fourteener is provided with its own conversational intro—a “blog.” The topics range throughout my life and interests, and they include novelists, composers, philosophers, psychologists, mythic and religious traditions – an index of names at the back will direct you to these and the rest.” – Martin Bidney

Martin Bidney is an experienced Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University with a demonstrated thirty-five year history of working in higher education and since “retirement” a founder-editor of Dialogic Poetry Press and publisher of 23 books of poetry original and/or translated from Polish, Russian, and German (three of these titles with State University of New York Press). Skilled in verse translation and writing with a strong emphasis on faithfulness to rhythmic pattern and alliterative-assonantal word harmony. Strong education professional graduated with BA Indiana U, MA Harvard U, Ph.D. Indiana U.

A Hundred Artisanal Tonal Poems (Book Jacket)

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm Book talk/Reading/Signing

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Dr. Elizabeth Tucker

“Legend Tripping: A Contemporary Legend Casebook”
U of Colorado/Utah State University Press, 2018

Legend Tripping: A Contemporary Legend Casebook explores the practice of legend tripping, wherein individuals or groups travel to a site where a legend is thought to have taken place. Legend tripping is a common informal practice depicted in epics, stories, novels, and film throughout both contemporary and historical vernacular culture. In this collection, contributors show how legend trips can express humanity’s interest in the frontier between life and death and the fascination with the possibility of personal contact with the supernatural or spiritual.

The volume presents both insightful research and useful pedagogy, making this an invaluable resource in the classroom. Selected major articles on legend tripping, with introductory sections written by the editors, are followed by discussion questions and projects designed to inspire readers to engage critically with legend traditions and customs of legend tripping and to explore possible meanings and symbolics at work. Suggested projects incorporate digital technology as it appears both in legends and in modes of legend tripping.

Legend Tripping is appropriate for students, general readers, and folklorists alike. It is the first volume in the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research series, a set of casebooks providing thorough and up-to-date studies that showcase a variety of scholarly approaches to contemporary legends, along with variants of legend texts, discussion questions, and projects for students.

Contributors: S. Elizabeth Bird, Bill Ellis, Carl Lindahl, Patricia M. Meley, Tim Prizer

*Free and open to the public

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | Artisan Gallery

1:00pm Public Lecture

Unity of Heaven and Humanity: The Philosophy of Ancient Chinese Arts

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Joey Tsai

School of Management
Binghamton University

Dr. Joey Tsai is an Assistant Professor of Management at Binghamton University’s School of Management. He has a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Management. Before his academic career, he worked for a consulting firm in Asia for three years when he traveled extensively for work and visited many historical and culturally rich cities in Asia including Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Myanmar), Tibet, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. Tsai’s interest in ancient Asian arts grew from these trips, and he began to collect arts and artifacts that resonate with him. Tsai’s professional training in leadership and human cognition, as well as his passion in history and arts, allow him to appreciate ancient Asian aesthetics, understand the Chinese philosophies embodied in these artworks and apply the wisdom (such as Feng Shui) to everyday life.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | BCAC Conference Space

4:00pm – 5:00pm Public Reading & Book Talk

Martin Bidney: Rilke’s Art of Metric Melody

Martin Bidney

Professor Emeritus
Binghamton University

Join us in the BCAC conference space for a public reading and book talk by Martin Bidney. The focus of this reading is Bidney’s Rilke’s Art of Metric Melody. In this volume you’ll find, form-faithfully translated, New Poems I and II (1907–1908), containing 179 works by lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926). An innovative feature is the pairing of each lyric with a “reply” poem by the translator or translated by him from another poet writing on a related theme. The result is a richly diverse book-length dialogue or symposium, a pioneering colloquy on comparative literature.

Martin Bidney is an experienced Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University with a demonstrated thirty-five year history of working in higher education and since “retirement” a founder-editor of Dialogic Poetry Press and publisher of 23 books of poetry original and/or translated from Polish, Russian, and German (three of these titles with State University of New York Press). Skilled in verse translation and writing with a strong emphasis on faithfulness to rhythmic pattern and alliterative-assonantal word harmony. Strong education professional graduated with BA Indiana U, MA Harvard U, Ph.D. Indiana U.

Rilke’s Art of Metric Melody (Book Jacket)

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Friday, November 2, 2018

5:30pm Public Lecture


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Rolf Quam

Department of Anthropology
Binghamton University

Dr. Rolf Quam is a paleoanthropologist who studies the fossil remains of our closest evolutionary cousins the Neandertals. He has participated in field excavations at the Pleistocene archaeological sites of Atapuerca in northern Spain for the past 23 years and has authored numerous scientific publications. He teaches courses on human evolution at Binghamton University.

Public Lecture: New Perspectives on Ice Age Art
The earliest appearance of visual imagery or graphic representations in the archaeological record are found during the Upper Pleistocene time period on the African and European continents. Whether the capacity to produce art is limited to our own species, Homo sapiens, or was also present in some of our evolutionary relatives, like the Neandertals, is an open question. This public lecture considers some of the latest discoveries of Ice Age art and discusses the current thinking surrounding the origins of symbolism and its possible link with language and culture in our evolutionary past.

Venus of Laussel stone sculpture

Venus of Laussel (France, 25,000 years ago, Gravettian Culture)

Horse Figurine from Vogelherd sculpture

Horse Figurine from Vogelherd (Germany, 30,000 years ago, Aurignacian Culture)

Bison Figurine from Vogelherd sculpture

Bison Figurine from Vogelherd (Germany, 30,000 years ago, Aurignacian Culture)