Let's begin with our artists. Linda Bigness (Muse 11) has a show going on now through October 22 at the Tyler Art Gallery at Metro Center 2 Clinton Square Downtown Syracuse. Contact Michael Flanagan for more information and gallery hours at 315-399-4100. Urban Beat features recent works in encaustic and oil. She is also working on a book about abstract art and the contemporary processes used by working artists today.http://www.bignessart.com/
Mauro Marinelli (Muse 15 and 16) is having an opening reception and book launch Oct 7 from 5-8 pm. The exhibit Under Old Stars: Wanderings in Italian Hill Towns is also the name of his new book of photographs; it will run through October 31 at eye on the Ithaca Commons, 126 State Street, Second Floor. http://www.eyeithaca.com/
Karen Burns has an opening reception at the Broad Street Gallery in Hamilton NY October 15 from 4-6 pm to celebrate some of her latest work. The show is called Essence and also features sculptures by Carol Adamec; it runs through November 19. Don't miss these beautiful landscapes.
Joan Applebaum has the distinction of appearing in every single issue of The Healing Muse! We obviously feel very passionate about her work. November 4 from 5-7 pm she will have a reception for her show at the Oswego State Tyler Art Gallery located in Downtown Oswego. Entitled LAND--SKY--WATER, Joan's landscapes will offer the perfect antidote to the approach of winter. http://joanapplebaumart.blogspot.com/
Turning now to our writers, Mick Loggins (Muse 13, 14, and 16) received the very happy news that his latest manuscript The Green Cup has received Cider Press Review's Editors Prize; they will publish his book in summer 2017. Well done, Mick! You can read more about the book at http://ciderpressreview.com/cider-press-review/v-p-loggins-wins-cpr-editors-prize/#.V-Q3JudAjgg
Jenna Le (Muse 15 and 9) has written to let us know that she just published A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora with Anchor and Plume Press.https://www.facebook.com/anchorandplume/ Who can resist a book described as "verse steeped in the aromas of sea salt ambergris, blood and antiseptic, love and death"?
And Judith Hannan sends notice of two workshops she is running in NYC. One is about writing memoirs http://www.shakeandco.com/shake_trade/events.php and the other is about writing for patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers. Call 212-580-4294.
Laura Glenn's new book is ready to pre-order from Finishing Line Press. Laura's poems have appeared in Muse 14, 15, and 16. Please visit https://finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=2673 to learn more.
Congratulations to all, we remain very proud of our artists and writers. We look forward to seeing those of you who can make it to the Muse Launch. For those who cannot, we look forward to hearing your comments after you see the new issue. If you would like to preorder the issue, the order form can be found here: http://www.upstate.edu/bioethics/thehealingmuse/contribute.php. Happy Autumn to all.