Circle, Sinew, Fly: Shapes of Grace opens at the Latchis Theater
in Brattleboro on Friday, February 6, 2015 during Gallery Walk. The
exhibit will stay in the main theater gallery until after the New England
Center for Circus Arts annual Circus Spectacular on February 28th and
The photographs are the result of a school year I spent getting to know
the professional track students at the NECCA. They trace the physicality,
love, determination, beauty and pain the students demonstrated as they
developed and polished their technique and performance skills. The accompanying
sestina by Melissa Whalen Haertsch captures practice studio dynamics
in a poetic form chosen for its rigor and obsessive quality.
Love, Labor, Worship: the people of Basin Farm will open
in the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on Saturday, March 14, 2015
at 11 a.m. The exhibit includes photographs and writing made during
a two year period beginning in April of 2012.
Basin Farm is part of a much larger, far-flung Messianic community called
the Twelve Tribes. Forty people live together at the 120 acre farm in
Bellows Falls, VT. They grow organic produce, bake bread, make yogurt,
operate a commercial woodworking business, raise children, and devote
themselves to their Messiah and master, Yashuah.