Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This first edition holds the consciousness of 23 artists from 10 countries.
Antoni Miro, Spain. Bill Gruters, USA. Bruno Capatti, Italy. Carlo Iacomucci, Italy. Chevalier Daniel C. Boyer, USA. Christine Tarantino, USA. Claudio Grandinetti, Italy. Clemente Padin, Uruguay. David Stone, USA. Dawson, USA. Elaine Rounds, USA. Giovanni & Renata Strada da Ravenna, Italy. Guido Vermeulen, Belgium. J. Boyd, USA. Jaromir Svozilik, Norway. Jim Leftwich, USA. Julia Tant, UK. Maurizio Follin, Italy. Miguel Jimenez, Spain. Paul Tiilila, Finland. Prof. Dorothea Fleiss, Germany. Soluna, USA. Vittore Baroni, Italy.
2007 revised mail art call, A PLEA TO FORSAKE
I invite your participation in an ongoing mail art call from Words of Light International Publishing.
Please join forward-moving energies and express for all nations to forsake: "wars; race hatreds; religious sectarianism; and boomerang evils of materialism", etc.
THEME: A PLEA TO FORSAKE
DOCUMENTATION: Periodic mail art/ist book production; original art exhibited at this site, B & W copy to artists.
Send mail art, stamps, postcards, envelopes, etc. to:
A Plea To Forsake, Words of Light/Christine Tarantino
P.O. Box 121, Wendell MA USA 01379
Forthcoming Editions and Contributing Artists
A PLEA TO FORSAKE, 2
Annina van Sebroeck, Belgium
Christine Tarantino, USA
Clemente Padin, Italy
David Stone, USA
Dr. Arnoldo Marti, Uruguay
Eligio Leschiutta, Italy
Edition Janus/Eberhard Janke, Germany
Genevieve Cora Fraser, USA
J. Boyd, USA
Jesarchives/Jesse Edwards, USA
Jim Leftwich, USA
Kerry 88, USA
Massimo Medola, Italy
Paul Tiililä, Finland
Pierpaolo Limongelli, Italy
Piet Franzen/sidac, The Netherlands
Ron Devillez, USA
Sztuka Fabryka, Belgium
The Sticker Dude/Ragged Edge Press, USA
Zlatko Krstevski, Macedonia
A PLEA TO FORSAKE, 3
A.A. Berry, USA
Franco Piri Focardi, Italy & Christine Tarantino, USA
Gianni Simone, Italy
Jason Berlin/Mirror Images, USA
Jim Hayes, USA
Keiichi Nakamura, Japan
Lois Klassen, Canada
Maria Darmeli Araujo, Brasil
MMA Multimediarte, Daniele Davalli, Francesco Mandrino, Italy
Moreno Menarin, Italy
Natasha Hanna, USA
Pati Bristow, USA
René Wagemans, The Netherlands
Robbie Caulston, USA
Rora & Dobrica Kamperelic, Jugoslavia
Roxanne Clark, USA
Walter Pennacchi, Italy
A PLEA TO FORSAKE, 4
Fatima Siqugira Borges
Iara A. Delia
Iria Ana Ritter
Jane Beatriz Sperandio Balconi
Leci Maria Bohn
Luiza G.P. Gutierrez
Mara Eliane Radé
Maria Do Carmo Towiolo Kahn
Neiva Mattioli Leite
Rosa Helena Knippling
Simone Pompeo & Paulo Lima
Sirlei Da Silva Rodrigu es
Thereza Christina de Azevedo Jacob
Therezinha Fogliato Lima
Vera Regina Presotto
A to Z Mail Art Postcards is a collection of add and return postcards sent by 23 artists from 9 countries in response to a mail art call I posted at firstname.lastname@example.org in July 2005.
Annie Bodelier, The Netherlands . Antitext, USA.
Arnoldia & Pondidia, USA. Bill Gruters, USA.
Carla Cryptic, USA. Chevalier Daniel C. Boyer, USA.
Christine Tarantino, USA. Clemente Padin, Uruguay. Dale Roberts, Canada. Emilio DeTullio, Italy.
Estela Patricia, Argentina . Febra J., USA. Gerson Wenglinski, Belgium. Guido Vermeulen, Belgium.
Janet Dupuis, USA. Jean Wilson, USA. Josh Ronsen, USA. Laura J., USA.
Marie Christine Hardouin, France. Miguel Jimenez, Spain. Nancy Whitehorse Burnham, USA.
Paullimo, Italy. Soluna, USA.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
1948 Born 3 December in New York City.
1952 Early recollections of NYC art museums, parks, churches, Bronx Zoo, and family bread bakeries.
1954 Moves to Boston, Massachusetts with Italian-American family.
1958 Wins first slogan contest, Gillette Corporation, but later disqualified for being underage.
1962 Enters Framingham South High School, soon discovers poetry, arts, 60's culture, alternatives, and aloneness.
1970 Graduates with two teaching certificates, State College Fitchburg, MA and begins lifelong passion for teaching.· First classroom teaching position in Westminster Massachusetts. Later awarded Diane Goguen Memorial Honor for extraordinary commitment and outstanding teaching excellence.
1979 Emerges from malpractice-induced coma with heightened sensibilities. Rejects previously established family and career relationships and goals in favor of a natural lifestyle guided by rapid spiritual awareness and supernatural zeal. Lives alone in woodlands of North Quabbin Region, Massachusetts for 6 years.
1981 First writings and poems published. Begins left-handed calligraphic markings poetry. Works in restaurants and art centers along the Mohawk-Johnny Appleseed Trails. Writes two weekly newspaper columns, publishes travel log of Thoreau excursion on Cape Cod., joins writing groups in Amherst, Massachusetts area.
1986 Founder of three local writing groups; TUESDAY NIGHT POETS, FREE SPIRIT POETS, and WOMAN'S WORTH.
Awarded numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants to fund groups' activities including printing and publishing first poetry chapbook, Rhythms of Regiving.
1990 Spends one year alone in cabin writing children's series, Come Outdoors And Play: A Child's Guide to Nature and God. Rejects NYC publishing house offer to publish book series.
1991 Meets and moves in with avant-garde artist & NEW NEW PAINTER, William Gruters, with whom a mentor relationship develops. Moves cabin to his Mill Pond home site, where Literary Arts at Mill Pond becomes established and the bulk of writings and projects are developed.
First Literary Arts works presented, published, and collected at La Libraire Pax & Musee royal de Mariemont Belgium.
1992 Initiated into Transcendental Meditation, Northampton Massachusetts. Follows Ayurvedic lifestyle, meets Dr. Deepak Chopra.
1995 Writes, prints, and publishes over 30 titles under newly established independent book arts imprint, Words of Light International Publishing. Mission goal is to create works(visio-textual) which promote spiritual awareness and higher consciousness. First mail art exhibition, Driving the Dream: Rte. 66, USA..
1996 Come Outdoors And Play book series chosen for inclusion in UK catalogue of the best books that "nourish spiritual awareness in children".
1998 Reads Autobiography of a Yogi, The Life of Paramahansa Yogananda, subscribes to Self-Realization Lessons, and later to TRUTH Journal, by Roy Eugene Davis of Center for Spiritual Awareness in Georgia. Begins committed spiritual practice of meditation and hatha yoga.
1999 Attends lectures by spiritual personages; Deepak Chopra, Ananda Moyi, Dalai Llama, and Roy Eugene Davis, with whom a guru-disciple relationship develops.
2001 Proposes and curates first international Mail Art Exhibition/Publication, "Your Library", held at Phillips Free Public Library in Phillipston, Massachusetts.
2003 Initiated into Kriya Yoga by Roy Eugene Davis, direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, at Center for Spiritual Awareness in Lakemont, Georgia.
2004 Regularly exhibits book arts and mail art works, internationally.
Summer artist-in-residence, Governor Dummer Academy, Plum Island.
2005 Meets and establishes cyberspace relationship with Belgian artist Guido Vermeulen, who invites participation in his artist book blog, http://boklist.blogspot.com/ and with whom a mentor relationship ensues.
Proposes and publishes first two artist book collections of mail art by international artists(including Antoni Miro) , A - Z Mail Art Postcards, and A Plea to Forsake.
2006 Invited to the DaDa Festival at MOMA, New York, to honor William S. Wilson and De Decker Geert (Sztuka Fabryka).
Accepts position to teach Art at Holy Trinity School, Greenfield Massachusetts.
Edits Mail Art Encyclopedia article by De Decker Geert for Sztuka Fabryka, Belgium.
Moves to Wendell, Massachusetts .
Invited by American poet, David Stone, to contribute art works to BLACKBIRD 9, anthology of poetry and art.
2007 Invited by Italian artist, Maurizzio Follin, to exhibit works at Realtà non Ordinaria site, www.realtano.it
Artist Profile accepted by The WomenArts Network, http://www.womenarts.org/ , (The Fund for Women Artists), Northampton MA.
Named a finalist for the Library Fellows Program, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., for the mail/artist book documentation catalogue for ELLEN MAKES ME SMILE, A Tribute To Ellen DeGeneres.
Establishes Words of Light Mail Art Blog, www.christinetarantino.blogspot.com and subsequently joins syndicated www.mailart.org.
Scholarship recipient, Women’s Studio Workshop Summer Arts Institute 2007, New York.
REALTÀ NON ORDINARIA, Virtual Gallery Exhibit; www.realtano.it/galleria.htm, Italy , May 1 to August 30.
2008 Mail Art/Fluxus activities dominate writing projects; works with words in the style of “ARTE Povera” continue, using organic/natural, and found materials.
Participates in numerous international Mail Art Exhibits.
Begins construction of new studio,D’Wildwood Studio, Wendell MA.
Offered a summer teaching position at Amherst College, 2008 Summer Institute for the Gifted, Art Classes.
Artist Collaborations with I Santini del Prete, ITALIA and Guido Vermeulen, BELGIQUE for forthcoming publication, Dodo/Dada Notebook #3, by Claudio Romeo, ITALIA.
“Totem Fruitlands”, collage with birch bark, donated to Fruitlands Museum 2008 Auction