Congratulations to Jean Marie Casbarian

Congratulations to Gwarlingo reader Jean Marie Casbarian. She’s the lucky winner of two tickets to see Joseph Keckler perform at La Mama on Saturday night in New York City.

Connecting with new readers is one of the things I enjoy most about Gwarlingo. Some people I know, but many are strangers, and some are as far away as Japan, China, Russia, and Italy. Jean Marie and I have never met, but because of Gwarlingo I’ve discovered her fabulous photographs and installations and will now have a chance to connect with her in person.

Jean Marie incorporates photography, film and video projections, sound, sculpture and performance into her artworks. I’ve included stills from her 2010 video project “Bury Me At Sea” so you can get a glimpse of her work. You can visit her website if you’d like to view her installations and see more of her photographs.

Thanks to all of the readers who put their names in the hat for the free tickets to the performance. Joseph puts on a great show, so even if you didn’t win, please consider joining us anyway. The performance runs from November 18th-20th at La Mama in New York City. You can purchase tickets here.

I’ll be sharing art news from New York in the coming week. You can stay in touch by connecting with me on TwitterFacebook, or the Gwarlingo Facebook page. You can also subscribe to Gwarlingo by email.

Congratulations Jean Marie! I’ll see you in the city.


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About the Author:

I’ve spent almost 20 years helping thousands of successful artists of all disciplines and working to make the arts more accessible. (One friend likes to call me “the arts enabler.”) From 1999-2012 I worked at The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s oldest artist colony, but I've also done time at an arts magazine, a library, an art museum, and a raptor rehabilitation center. In May of 2012 I left MacDowell to pursue writing, speaking, curating, and creative projects full-time. In 2015 I was named a “Top 100 Artist, Innovator, Creative” by Origin magazine. I've appeared as an arts and culture commentator on New Hampshire Public Radio, and in 2017 I was the recipient of the Wampler Art Professorship at James Madison University. I am the founder of the Gwarlingo Salon series, which connects artists like DJ Spooky with rural audiences in the Monadnock region. In 2017 my collaborator Corwin Levi and I will publish our first book, Mirror Mirrored, which combines Grimms’ fairy tales with vintage illustration remixes and the work of contemporary artists like Kiki Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, and Amy Cutler. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but have called New Hampshire home since 1999. My studio is located in the historic, mill village of Harrisville. I miss fried okra, the early southern spring, and restaurants that stay open past 9:00 p.m., but rural life agrees with me. In New Hampshire I can see the stars, go kayaking or snowshoeing, watch bald eagles fish in the lake, and focus on my creative work in silence. I no longer have to worry about traffic jams; deer, wild turkeys, and frost heaves are the primary road hazards here. Although I live in the country, I’m fortunate enough to be part of a vibrant arts community that extends beyond this small New England village. The quiet days are punctuated by regular travel and frequent visits to museums, theaters, readings, arts events, lectures, and open studios around the country. (You can read my full CV here.) Thanks for visiting Gwarlingo. I hope you'll be in touch.