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Sherry Steiner

Sherry Steiner

Born: in Bronx New York, USA
Resides: Housatonic, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail: indearts (at) aol (dot) com

Writer/visual artist/arts educator/spoken work artist. School Of Visual Arts Graduate – Fine Arts – NYC; Apprentice to Joseph Cornell – Flushing NY; Founder of the Artists Action Group; Set Design with Bill T Jones & Arnie Zane Dance Company; Profiled in WomanArt Magazine, The Paper, Springfield Union, Berkshire Eagle, others; Gallery Owner – On Paper – Lenox MA; Publisher/Editor – In The Arts; Founder/Owner – Gallery Without Walls – Stockbridge MA; Creative Arts Instructor – The John Dewey Academy – Great Barrington MA; Gallery Owner – Le Petit Musee – Housatonic MA/Pittsfield MA; Founder – The Museum of Teen Art – Great Barrington MA; Founder – Affordable Art Vending Machines; Producer – Writers of The Berkshires & Beyond – CtsbTV – Lee MA; Council Member – Great Barrington Cultural Council; Founder – Le Petit Musee des Mots; Former Arts Council Member/Co-Chair: Great Barrington Council of the Arts; Former President - Board of Directors/The Berkshire Writers Room /Pittsfield MA; Founder – Artists & Writers Alliance Internationale / Housatonic MA. Performance poetry published in Imitation Fruit, spokenwar, Berkshire Review, Chronogram, Poets West, and physiognomy in letters. A partial list of venues where Spoken Word performance pieces were presented includes Clark Art Institute – Williamstown MA; No.Bias – Bennington VT; Newartstudio – Housatonic MA; First Night – Pittsfield MA; Mobius – Boston MA; Front Street Gallery – Housatonic MA; Berkshire Public Theatre – Pittsfield MA; East West Fusion – Sharon CT; Center for The Arts – Northampton MA; Rockwell Museum – Stockbridge MA; Berkshire Artisans – Pittsfield MA; Jamestown Community College; Williams College – Williamstown MA; Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield MA; School of The Arts – Amherst MA; Candlelight Inn – Lenox MA; Camerata Conservatory – Hartford CT; North Adams State College; Bettes Life & Times – Williamstown MA; Warehouse Gallery – Lee MA; CW Post College – Brookville NY; Ward Nasse Gallery – NYC. Artist-in-residencies: Millay Colony for The Arts – Austerlitz NY; Dorset Writers Colony – Dorset VT; Cummington Community for The Arts – Cummington MA; Real Art Ways – Hartford CT; Palenville Interart Colony – Palenville NY. Plus numerous art exhibitions of Spoken Word/H i e r o g l y p h i c.

Awards and Other Honors: Finalist twice for New Theatre Works: Mass Cultural Council; several local Cultural Grants for performance pieces; Puffin Foundation grant for the Poetry Project; Artist in residence at the Millay Colony, Dorset Colony for Writers, Cummington Community. Other grants and awards: Northern Berkshire Cultural Council for Performance Art Pieces & In The Arts; Pittsfield Cultural Council for Performance Art Pieces & In The Arts; Great Barrington Cultural Council for Visiting Artist Program; Berkshire Taconic Foundation for The Museum of Teen Art; Puffin Foundation for Le Petit Musee de Mots Poetry Project; Mass Cultural Council Finalist Twice for New Theatre Works.

Selected Work
formally speaking 
he stood up and found his voice
in his back pocket
before you open 
your dreamyland portals yes
hold the memory

Credits: Selections from Haiku Journal (online/October 2011).

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