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Artist Bios – Nov. 15

DavephotoDavid B. Bagwell retired in 2002 at age 64 as an Associate Professor of chemistry, Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, Maryland, and then began to wonder what next. He came up with an idea to explore art as an interest. He enrolled in an art class through the Howard County Parks and Recreation program and has continued on since that date. Since he had no formal training in art before this, he started out with basic drawing, then watercolors and more recently he has been exploring printing. His goals are to pursue art as a way of expression and creativity against the concept of promoting his art for gain. However, he has shown his art at various settings including the Howard County Art Association in Ellicott City, MD, the Columbia Art Association in Columbia, MD, and the Central Library of Howard County, MD. His future hopes are to continue his art interests and to improve and learn more about the world of art.

Eleanor Edgeworth has for many years painted in oils, but has recently switched to a mixed media consisting of oil pastel, ink, and acrylic. These works often having their genesis in music or birds veer to the abstract in varying degrees. They are playful experiments in line, color, movement, value, depth, and composition.

Chris head shotChristopher Justice teaches writing at the University of Baltimore. He’s also a doctoral candidate in writing studies and the environmental humanities at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Jennifer_Lothrigel-headshotJennifer Lothrigel resides in the San Francisco Bay area with her 2 Virgos. She creates intuitively, drawing from the mystery of her body and soul, then weaves her findings together. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Trivia – Voices of Feminism, Lavender Wolves, Gravel Magazine, Cordella Magazine and We’ Moon.

Tom Pescatore can sometimes be seen wandering along the Walt Whitman bridge or down the sidewalks of Philadelphia’s old Skid Row. He might have left a poem or two behind to mark his trail. He maintains a poetry blog: amagicalmistake.blogspot.com.

GeraldineGeraldine Pontius is a Baltimore based Photographer and Architect. She studied drawing and painting as a child while growing up in Erie, PA and Lafayette, IN. She began photography at the age of 5 when given a small Kodak Brownie camera. “My goal was to document everything I saw. I begged my parents for more film, incessantly” Continuing her art education, she studied at the School of the Arts at Columbia University, NY and at the New York Studio School. She holds a degree in Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. In the 1970’s she began to focus on photography, documenting artists’ works and times in the TribeCa neighborhood of New York City. Her work is influenced by photographers Paul Strand and Vivian Maier. In her newest photography projects, she is exploring the concept of “punctum” as described by Roland Barthes in “Camera Lucida”. Her favorite cameras are the digital camera in the I Phone 5 and two historic film cameras, the Olympus AX3 and the Olympus Infinity Super Zoom 300. Last spring her work appeared in the Sporadic Salon II exhibit at Full Circle Gallery, Baltimore.

Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus is a writer, songwriter and visual artist who lives outside of Philadelphia.

JaysheetsJay Sheets studies Mythopoetics at Goddard College in Vermont and is a Poetry Editor for the literary journal, Duende. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hermeneutic Chaos, Aleola, Sundog Lit, and The Albion Review. Sheets lives in Salem, Mass. Find him: www.jaysheets.com.

sarahsmithSarah Smith is a Baltimore librarian. She has facilitated writing workshops at Brockbridge correctional facility, Jericho Re-entry, and the Writing Outside the Fence project.

Carol A. Stephen is a Canadian poet, living near Ottawa, Ontario. Her poetry has appeared in Bywords Quarterly Journal and Tree Press/phaphours press collaborative chapbooks. Carol’s poems have been published on-line at The Light Ekphrastic and on Silver Birch Press. In 2012 she won 3rd place in Canadian Authors Association National Capital Writing Contest and in 2013, was a co-director at Tree Reading Series Ottawa. Carol is a poetry selector at Bywords. She’s authored three chapbooks, Above the Hum of Yellow Jackets (2011), Architectural Variations (2012) and Ink Dogs in my Shoes (Dec. 2014).

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