Ken Butler is an artist and musician whose hybrid musical instruments, collage drawings, performances, and installations explore the interaction and transformation of common objects, altered images, sounds and silence. Jorn Zorn aptly characterized him as “One of music’s most ingenious and eccentric personalities.”
Catherine Sebastian has been a photographer since her teenage years when she borrowed a camera to document a film shoot in which she was acting and the photos so impressed the director they were incorporated into the beginning of the movie.
Woodstock artist Lenny Kislin makes sculpture using the assemblage process. He combines found forms into conceptual & narrative art of expression & beauty. With his eye for rarity, razor-sharp wit and pithy sense of humor Lenny creates truly individual one-of-a-kind pieces.
Allan Tannenbaum is a photojournalist from New York City who has documented the cultural life of the city independently and as Chief Photographer and Photo Editor of the Soho Weekly News and Staff Photographer for Sygma Photo News. Read more →
Edward Potokar began creating musical instruments during his teenage years in Cleveland and his tenure at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has continued ever since through the fabled Ohio punk/new wave scene and in the New York downtown music world. His most recent New York City exhibit, Soundwall at the JohnHoushmand Projects, was an absolute triumph synthesizing furniture and musical instruments.
Greg Frederick is originally from Phoenix, AZ, where he developed aspirations to become an artist with influences as diverse as Courtney Love and Andy Warhol. He studied photography in London for 5 years, and continues to work as a music & fashion photographer whose clients have included Lil’ Kim and Hole. With his interest in street art, Frederick has also worked on murals, most notably Mother Kim at the Danny Screams Studio in Brooklyn.
JEANNE ELLSWORTH, SHARON ISRAEL and ROBERT CUCINOTTA
Jeanne Ellsworth is new to mosaic making. She took a Break It/Make It workshop last summer in Vermont with Bette Ann Libby, and she has been breaking and making gleefully since then. She uses exclusively odd bits, leftovers, found objects, and thrift store treasures; she doesn’t cut shards to shape but rather works with the unique ways that different materials break.
Sharon Israel has studied poetry with Robert Pinsky, Henri Cole, Lynn Domina and Lee Slonimsky. Her poetry has appeared in the American Liszt Society Newsletter among other venues, and her work has been featured in Courier-Life publications in NYC, Women’s E News and the Brooklyn Phoenix
Robert Cucinotta is a composer of concert and theater music exploring both experimental and more traditional styles. After studying composition, electronic and computer music with Jacob Druckman, Charles Dodge and Robert Starer, he gained recognition early in his career for his percussion music that has been performed at the Smithsonian, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic.
ROXBURY CENTRAL SCHOOL ART STUDENTS
Students from the Roxbury Central School Painting & Drawing, and Sculpture & Ceramics classes created works for their exhibit ARS MUSICA at the Orphic Gallery in the winter of 2012-3. Under the direction of RCS School art teacher Michael Reidlinger the students executed pieces in pencil, conté pastel, pastel, ceramics and textiles.
Bucks Burnett is a 53 year old music fan who has experienced almost every facet of the music business. He currently owns a small micro chain of LP stores, Cloud 8 Music, in Dallas, Texas, where he opened the world’s first Eight Track Museum on Christmas Day 2010. He has also promoted live music events, worked at his favorite record label, Warner Bros. in Burbank, and served as live-in butler to Small Faces bassist Ronnie Lane (Houston 1985) as well as managing the late Tiny Tim from 1982-1996. He produced Tiny’s final album Girl for Rounder Records, released in 1996. Read more →
On August 15, 1966, 32,164 fans showed up at D.C. Stadium in Washington to see the Beatles on what would be their final tour. I was very excited about going and most of all getting some pictures with my Kodak Instamatic camera. I had gotten some pretty good pictures of the Yardbirds & the Dave Clark 5 a year earlier. But the Beatles were 60 yards away and I wasn’t happy missing a once in a lifetime opportunity. Their current single was ‘Paperback Writer’ and once they started to play the first chord, I decided to take off running around the stadium to the only exit their limos could escape. Read more →