Jim Atwell grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, and then spent fourteen years in the Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic teaching order, as Brother Denis Andrew, FSC. After the time as a brother came two-dozen years as a community college professor and college administrator. Now in retirement, he still lives a full life of lecturing and writing. Jim’s first marriage to fellow academic Gwen Vosburgh ended with her death at forty-seven from pancreatic cancer. He and graphic designer Anne Geddes-Atwell have now been married for twenty years. A Quaker minister, Jim has spoken from pulpits in every major denomination and lectures widely on comparative religion, most often with a stress on ecumenism.
As a writer, Jim has had published over a thousand newspaper columns and articles, plus two books to date. Jim Atwell holds Master’s degrees in English and theology, plus a doctorate in English language and literature. Jim has lived in rural New York State for the last twenty-five years, delighting in amateur farming. But Parkinson’s Disease ended home-raised vegetables, berries, and fruits; no more chickens and fresh eggs, turkeys, pigs, sheep, and heifers. Now Jim and Anne are happily settled in Cooperstown, N.Y., with much smaller livestock holdings: Cassie, an affable Border Collie, and her self-contained companion cat, Gracie.
Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.
The Community Arts Network of Oneonta invites you to the Wenda Habenicht, Paul Flippen and Mark Picone exhibition.
Opening Reception Friday, July 6th, 5-8 pm.
Exhibition on display through July 22nd.
Gallery hours: Thurs & Fri: 2pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm
——–WENDA HABENICHT ——-
‘My art, whether sculpture, photography, or mixed media on paper,
is about the act of seeing. I create work through a process of exploration
and experimentation rather than an illustration or execution of a preconceived idea’
————PAUL FLIPPEN ————
‘My paintings are autobiographical, functioning as metaphorical self-portraits that communicate
through the layering of associative meaning. Objects, emblems or patterns act as citations,
references to aspects of my artistic and personal relationships’
————- MARK PICONE ————-
‘I always look forward to the beautiful blooms of Spring and Summer. I enjoy the brilliance
of their various colors, distinct fragrances, and the textures of their leaves.
Over the years I have taken many photographs of flowers that have expressed my appreciation of them…’
CANO’s 16th annual City of the Hills Art & Music Festival returns to Main Street, Oneonta NY this summer!
Fine Arts & Crafts, Music & Dance Performances, Children’s Activities, Carriage House Art Studio, Community Art Project, Author Read-In, & more! Fun for the whole family. Free admission.
Sponsored by Chenango County Arts Council, Community Bank, & Destination Oneonta.
Visit the festival website for more info: cityofthehillsartsfestival.com