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March 2019

Springtime in Lyon

RENDEZVOUS AVEC LA VILLE Visiting Lyon means getting reacquainted with the many variations of confections made with the quintessential sweet for which the city is known. Most ubiquitous of the Praline Lyonnaise pastries are brioche full of pralines and the praline tart. Sweet, sugar coated and spectacularly pink, praline roses, as they are known, are [...]

November 2018

Artist Residency in Wyoming

BRUSH CREEK FOUNDATION FOR THE ART, SARATOGA, WY I was lucky enough to be selected for a residency for October 2019. After two relentless years of political activism, I took a break for three weeks to explore this remarkable landscape through pinhole and digital photography, lumen prints, drawing, and video. The program invites visual artists, [...]

October 2018

A Call to Action

CREATING THE AUTOCRAT'S PLAYBOOK Following the Ribbons of Resistance, 100 Days/100 Postcards, and  I Resist/I Embrace projects, I felt compelled to continue my activism to reach out directly to leaders in politics, the judiciary, education, the media, religious leaders, environmentalists, the arts and entertainment, and civil society, to communicate my alarm at the growing authoritarianism that threatens [...]

September 2018

Dance Biennial & The Parade of Peace

LA BIENNALE DE LA DANSE, LYON 2018 The 18th edition of the festival, created in 1984 by Guy Dermet, presented thousands of dancers from all over the world in performances and events all over the city. The major public event is the parade. This year's parade was titled "Defile de la Paix" and featured elaborate [...]

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

 A REMARKABLE JOURNEY INTO THE MIND Our last weekend of the Early Fall Seminar took us to the unique Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval. This remarkable example of naive art/architecture was created over a 33-year period by postman Ferdinand Cheval picking up stones on his daily route, first in his pockets, then in a basket, [...]