READING: MARCIE HERSHMAN, ARTIST TALKS: JIM PETERS & ROB SWAINSTON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 6 PM
Marcie Hershman is the author of two novels Tales of the Master Race and Safe in America, and a memoir, Speak to Me: Grief, Love & What Endures. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Ms., Tikkun, Women’s Review of Books, Ploughshares, Agni, & on NPR. Anthologies include: Norton Anthology of Women’s Literature, Creative Nonfiction, Amazon Poetry, American Fiction. She teaches at Tufts and leads a writing workshop in Boston.
Jim Peters graduated United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MS, Nuclear Engineering), and Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, (MFA, Painting). He has exhibited regularly in NYC and Provincetown, MA (Berta Walker Gallery). Awards include Fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982-1984), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships/Grants (1985,1988,2002, 2008). He teaches drawing at the Rhode Island School Of Design.
Rob Swainston is Assistant Professor in Printmaking at SUNY Purchase College and Master Printer for collaborative printshop Prints of Darkness. He received a BA from Hampshire College, an MFA from Columbia University, and attended Skowhegan, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and the Fine Arts Work Center. His work sits at the intersection of printmaking, painting, installation and sculpture. Exhibitions include Marginal Utility, David Krut, BravinLee, Socrates, Smack Mellon, Queens Museum, and Bronx Museum.