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IRIS SCOTT (1984), AMERICAN PAINTER – “She can manipulate thick paint with her fingers in ways brushes never could.”

IRIS SCOTT 1/3 – Her original oil paintings are on show in 4 US galleries, but her prints are economically accessible. She was born on a small farm near Seattle. Her parents named her Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Their home was surrounded by woodlands and she could play with many animals, build houses in the woods and ...

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WHERE THE ESSENCE OF DEER JOINS THE ANCESTORS – Gloria Bird

She lives in Wellpinit, where she works for the Spokane Tribe and teaches at the Salish-Kootenai College campus. Her poetry collections include Full Moon on the Reservation, The River of History, and Red Roots Sparse. Her poetry and prose focus on how the representations of native peoples can facilitate harmful stereotypes. She is a member of the Northwest Native American ...

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I WAS CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE ON MY RESERVATION WHEN I WAS KID – Sherman Alexie

SHERMAN JOSEPH ALEXIE is one of the most award-winning writers in North America, but his studies have been characterized by home studying. This American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker was born in 1966 grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. His parents were alcoholics, but he described his life at the reservation school as challenging. Because of his ...

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HE HAD TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY DRUMS AND HE LEARNED WITH THE BYRDS – Michael Clarke

He was born in Spokane in 1946. He had fled home to California when he was 17 years old, to become a musician. According to the legend, he was discovered while playing on a beach. He had never played drums and before entering the Byrds, his musical knowledge were the piano lessons, which he received from his mother in his ...

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LOUISE UPTON BRUMBACK (1867/1929), AMERICAN PAINTER

INTO THE LIGHT, ALL BRIGHT AND COLORFUL LOUISE UPTON BRUMBACK 1/3 – Cecelia Beaux, Marion Boyd Allen and Louise Brumback were among the most famous painters of Cape Ann artist columns, https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/tag/louise-upton-brumback/ a rocky promontory on the Atlantic Ocean (in northeastern Massachusetts). She believed that the best art was able to show the individuality and ability of the artist’s self-expression. ...

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FALLING IN – Jake Armerding, “the most gifted songwriter from the Boston folk scene in years”

He stands out from a crowd of new songwriters for his ability to create something new from something old. Jake Armerding is singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist devoted to contemporary folk music, progressive bluegrass and classic folk-rock of the 1960s. He is an American musician from Boston (Massachusetts), a British literary graduate, who uses acoustic string instruments (such as mandolin, acoustic ...

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THE SCARLET LETTER – Romance, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

John Hathorne (a judge involved in Salem’s witches trials) is one of his ancestors. NATHANIEL HATHORNE was born in 1804 in Salem (Massachusetts). In 1821 he entered the Bowdoin College, graduating four years later. Franklin Pierce (14th President of the United States) was among his fellow students. He published his first novel in 1828. After some transfers, he stopped in ...

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ONE ART – Poem, by Elizabeth Bishop

From 1970 to 1977 she taught at Harvard University. Her poems were published in The New Yorker and in other magazines. Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester (Massachusetts, USA), http://www.worcestermass.org/ in 1911. She experienced the deep warmth of parents, who were quite in love with each other and with their new daughter only few months. The events of her early ...

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WOLF GIRL – Arlette Alcock

ARLETTE ALCOCK http://www.arlettemusic.com/ is a social songwriter and social activist, well-known for her folk songs related to the challenges facing Canadian aborigines. She was born in Trail, British Columbia in 1958. In addition to her musical career, she also worked as a librarian for the Saskatchewan Indian Federation of Nations. She is an active advocate for social justice issues in ...

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YOU FIT INTO ME – Poem, by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa (Ontario) in 1939, spending some of her early years in the Québec-North bushes. Then she moved to Toronto. She studied at the local university. She is a full time writer since 1972. https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-moment/ She is a short story writer and The Circle Game (1964), her first publication, was a book of poetry, but several ...

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