There are two upcoming events to celebrate the work of an unknown artist, Joe Rice, my Dad, Joseph Flavius Rice. He would have been 105 this past December 24.
January 13 from 5-7 p.m — a Second Saturday Reception in the Poetry Center Gallery
Monday, January 22, 7:30 p.m — a Reading & Discussion of THE RELUCTANT ARTIST by Dorothy Rice (that's me, the artist's daughter)
I am particularly thankful for Jennifer Tachera, longtime friend and artistic mentor, who always keeps an eye out for opportunities like this, and to Patrick Grizzell, Board of Directors President, for being so inviting and interested in my father's art work, and in my writing. I am humbled and touched. Of course, bountiful buckets of thanks for Jan Haag, without whom I wouldn't have known about the Poetry Center in the first place or had the opportunity for that initial reading of THE RELUCTANT ARTIST (for which, if I recall, she even cancelled her "write" that Friday evening).
All to say, as I sit in a Pelham, New York, coffee shop typing this missive, my heart is full of thanks for the many friends I have made over the years through our shared love of all things creative. I hope to see many of you in January.
Look for more information on The Poetry Center website in the coming days!