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Recently a review of Barbara Ehrentreu’s poetry book, You’ll Probably Forget Me: Living With and Without Hal, was published in ezine Raven’s Cage As well as The Wildfire Publishing Quarterly Magazine
“Wildfire” is an academic review by Renee Drummond Brown.Cityscape Winter

Maria C. Friscia’s oil painting,  Cityscape, Winter I was accepted into the Annual Contemporary Art Exhibit “Spectrum:  Renewal” Juried Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Until May 22.

Barbara O’Shea’s Where Are We Now? received an Honorable Mention in the Biennial Art Exhibition at The Pen Arts Building in Washington, D.C. This exhibit is part of the NLAPW 50th Biennial Celebration which took place from April 28 - May 1 in Washington D.C.

Also Barbara’s work, Through His Eyes was selected to be at the Carriage Barn in New Canaan until May 22.

Tour Where Are We Now? and Through His Eyes by Barbara O’Shea

Margaret Esmé Simon had a pastel portrait accepted into the 105th Annual Greenwich Art Society Open Juried Exhibition. The juror was Brinda Kumar, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The show opened in the Bendheim Gallery and will be in place until May 5. The gallery is located on the second floor of 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Gallery hours are: Mon – Fri 10 AM – 4 PM, Sat: noon – 4 PM, Sun: 10AM – 4 PM.

Pen Women Postings

Last month’s news prompted several Pen Women to remember a wonderful day spent with Liana Moonie at Greenwich’s largest private fine art gallery, the Sorokin Gallery, which represents our 1997 Owl award winner, Liana Moonie. Her work is owned by several museums including Rutgers University, Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Palm Beach Airport.


The artist at her private show at the Greenwich Arts Council, June, 2015, with Pen Women: Lee Paine, Sylvia Felcyn, Karen Heffner, Connie Stancell, Liana Moonie, Libby Collins, Lee Grant, Margaret Esme Simon, Barbara O’Shea, Kathy DiGiovanna, unknown man, and Tatiana Mori, Executive Director Greenwich Arts Council.

Hint of the Month

Soaking up pooled watercolor from your painting with rags or paper towels is imprecise and can result in smearing. Try suctioning away the excess with an eyedropper or “pipette”.