When the weather is right: meaning lots of heat, rain, and misquitos, that is the time for Black Trumpets. Win Knowlton, a mushroom expert, aided me as we went hunting. We found our first Black Trumpets and Boletus in the most beautiful glade where the primary residents are owls. It was an unforgettable summer of foraging with Elaine Tin Nyo, Mike Ballou, and Win cooking and even drying the trumpets for further use. Win was kind enough to be our guinnea pig and test the mushrooms first. No ill effects were expeirienced, just great eating.
The seedings and the Dahlia Tubers are poking their heads up through the soil. They will soon become part of the new generation of the Bouquet project; an ongoing theraputic project that started when I worked as a horiticultural therapist at Belvue Hospital. The project is based off of clinical research in providing benifits that fresh cut flowers in the home provide.
“A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home.”
You are cordially invited to
Luck Be a Lady Tonight
an evening of site-specific installations, fine food and gambling
on Saturday August 20 5:30 pm to midnight<chips4_fmt.gif>
Please join us for Luck Be A Lady Tonight: an evening of site-specific installations, fine food and gambling
Aperitfs on the lawn at 5:30, Dessert and Cards around 9:30, Kismet Menu in between
Lucky people (like you) and featuring artists Michael Ballou, Andrea Reynosa, Roy Staab, and Elaine Tin Nyo
The Black Meadow Barn: where culture and horticulture meet
Because life is too short to not get lucky
There will be a 50 50 Raffle* to offset costs. Raffle tickets are $20.
Joan Bankemper is pleased to invite you to:
A Poetry and Essay Reading Event
Saturday, May 29, 2010 AT 4:00 PM
122 East Ridge Road, Warwick, New York 10990
212 274 9815 or 845 986 8767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
a light snack will be served at 4:00 PM
Hannah Stein grew up in Florida, New York, five miles north of Warwick. A widely-published poet, she will read to us from her work this afternoon. She lives in Davis, California, and received her education at S. S. Seward Institute in Florida and at Barnard College.
Her collection, Earthlight, was published by La Questa Press, and chapbooks include Schools of Flying Fish and Greatest Hits of Hannah Stein, 1981-2004. Her poetry has appeared in literary magazines as diverse as Sacramento’s Poetry Now and the Yale Review. Recent and forthcoming poems, and essays on contemporary poetry, appear in the journals Poetry Flash, Nimrod, Hunger Mountain, Zeek, Chautauqua, and the American Literary Review. She is delighted and intrigued to be reading her poetry in a location that, while an intensely familiar part of her life, is also quite changed from what she remembers.
Chere Krakovsky, is a performance artist who studied on the West Coast and now resides in New York City. She will explore the meaning of “home” through a series of readings presented as part of our event.
Krakovsky received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and her MFA from Goddard College in Vermont. She has performed in various non-traditional settings in New York City; Iowa City, IA; Providence, RI; and Philadelphia, PA. In Krakovsky’s performative works, the everyday and the creative are meant to co-exist. She has a complex working relationship with notions of the domestic and many of her performances revolve around her ever-changing notions of home, its location and meaning.
Joan Bankemper invites you to the first of a series of
Conversations at The Barn
with Amy Lipton, Guy Jones, Caroline G. Harris and Simon Draper
Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at 600 pm.
The Barn is located at:
122 East Ridge Road, Warwick New York. 10990
RSVP: 212 274 9815 or 845 986 8767
This is the first “conversation” or gathering at The Barn. The goal of this conversation is to create a dialogue about sustainability. Joan has invited four speakers who have studied sustainability in four diverse arenas: a curator, an artist, a lawyer, and a farmer. Each will offer a short presentation of their concerns about sustainability in their professional worlds.
We will serve potato leek soup, hot cider, and beer (enough to tide you over but not dinner). Please bring something if you would like, but it is not expected/required/mandatory. Limited parking is available in the drive to the east of the barn; more parking is available in the driveway across the road.
The invited speakers are:
Amy Lipton, co founder of ecoartspace, an international non profit organization in a growing community of artists, scientists, curators, writers, nonprofits, and businesses who are developing creative and innovative strategies to address our global environmental issues. ecoartspace promotes a diverse range of artworks that are participatory, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and uniquely educational. Their philosophy embodies a broader concept of art in its relationship to the world and seeks to connect human beings aesthetically with the awareness of larger ecological systems. Amy will discuss the works of contemporary artists who have addressed food, agriculture and farming in their work.
Guy Jones, Blooming Hill Farm
Blooming Grove and Chester.
In the early eighties, soon after Guy Jones gave up his storefront law office to become a farmer, he was asked by David Bouley to grow rare mesclun greens and patience-testing haricots verts. He now sells 200 varieties of produce (including 30 types of tomatoes) directly to 50 restaurants, mostly in New York City. Finicky vegan spots like Angelica Kitchen love him because he’s politically conscious, and chefs find him extremely responsive—lately, for example, he’s been using seeds from Italy to grow nettle, radicchio, and agretti.
Caroline G. Harris a lawyer and artist. She practices in various areas of land use law, emphasizing zoning and historic preservation, and sustainability. She was recently quoted in an article in Crain’s about rooftop gardens. She recently wrote a piece on “Green Zoning” for The Sallan Foundation. Ms. Harris appears before many state and city agencies in New York City. She represents real estate developers, landowners, institutional clients, not-for-profit organizations, and other public entities in a variety of land use and real estate development issues.
Simon Draper is an artist living and working in the Hudson Valley. Habitat for Artists is a collective project created by Mr. Draper. Draper and a changing collective of artists have built over 20 six by six foot studios up and down the Hudson Valley, in Philadelphia, and most recently in New York City. Some of these Habitats have been installed and used by CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture groups) in the Hudson Valley. Artists and the community at large use these small studios. Each habitat is made largely of reclaimed and recycled materials, and its design seeks to minimize its carbon footprint. Simon will speak about creating a space in which to create, and the thought process behind his Habitats.