Colors Passages Through Art, Asia and Nature
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When Sarah Sutro traveled to Bangladesh, she thought she was going to see a bit of Asia. What she got was a glimpse into history, an encounter with ancient art methods and materials she had only read about, and experience at a small color industry tucked into a little known part of Dhaka. She learned to make color from plants and other natural materials in new and traditional ways. Besides COLORS, her work is published in the Thailand anthology Bangkok Blondes; she is the co-editor with Jid Umavijani of Buddhist Chanting; and she collaborated on the photographic essay Through our Eyes, published by the National Museum of Thailand. She was a finalist for the Robert Frost Award in 2005.She is well known for her paintings, drawings and artist books, which are shown and collected internationally. Her work can be found in the libraries of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Sackler Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami); and in the collections of the Harvard Art Museums, the Johnson Museum of Art, the Boston Public Library and Boston Athenaeum. She has taught at over 10 colleges and universities, including Emerson College, the Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University, Cornell University, Ithaca College and currently at Vermont College. She has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Millay Colony and the American Academy in Rome.While her roots are in New England (USA), she has lived much of the last decade in South and Southeast Asia. With a permanent base in Western MA, she currently resides in Oakland, CA with her partner, who works in international humanitarian relief.
Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006. His next book, The Age of Missing Information, was published in 1992. It is an account of an experiment: McKibben collected everything that came across the 100 channels of cable tv on the Fairfax, Virginia system (at the time among the nation's largest) for a single day. He spent a year watching the 2,400 hours of videotape, and then compared it to a day spent on the mountaintop near his home. This book has been widely used in colleges and high schools, and was reissued in 2006. McKibben's latest book is entitled, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Bill currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern, and his daughter, Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College. 030