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Sep.11.2013
My daughter’s large felt structure, the In/Finite Hut, has been transported to San Francisco.  It’s part of a two-person show at SF Camerawork with artist Angela Buenning Filo.  The structure is up now, and will formally open this Friday. September 11- October 26, 2013 Reception: Friday...
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May.10.2013
  Ten of us came to Italy for ten days to a relatively inexpensive villa in Massa Lubrense, near Sorrento.  Perfect weather.  Re-visited many places I’ve been before: Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri with its the Blue Grotto (which didn’t affect me as dramatically as before), Positano and...
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Mar.18.2013
I haven’t received an official count, but it seemed there were roughly sixty people enjoying her photographs at yesterday’s opening.  Several people, including myself, paid $20.00 for the catalog, which contains a fine essay by Rebecca Horne and over twenty well-crafted images of her work....
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Mar.16.2013
  While visual artists like photographers love to show as part of a group, there’s a certain cachet about having one’s own show.  It’s happening a second time for Johnna, and this time she’s built a remarkable interior structure—something people can actually walk inside of— about which...
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Oct.27.2012
  Bay Area curator Aimee Leduc, working with the gallery director Meg Schiffer, put together a show of four photographers who are working with subject matter often overlooked.  No postcard snapshots of the Golden Gate here!  One of those whose work is being shown at the Civic Center...
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Feb.16.2012
  All three of my kids went to the local High School, which is affectionately known as “Paly.”  Johnna transferred out, but if I have my dates right Scotty and Kate graduated in 2001 and 2003, two years ahead of Lin, who went on to Harvard and is now the focus of ‘Linmania.”  He...
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Jan.17.2012
This is the first of three posts that update the lives of my three children, whom many readers know from my poetry book.  Johnna’s work was featured in a three-person show at the Traywick Gallery in Berkeley that opened yesterday.  She is the photographer of the family, the subject of the...
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Jun.29.2010
  With an editor, I'm finishing work on a book of poems, Nineteen Poems Around a Divorce and Beyond.  To borrow a sentence from one of the ‘blurbs' on the back cover, "Kevin Arnold watches with care the many ripples that happen when the stone of divorce is dropped into a marriage where there...