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May Issue 2006

Gallery 202 in Greenville, SC, Features Works by Becca Albee

Gallery 202 in Greenville, SC, will present the exhibit, Sailing Maine, featuring photographs of the Maine coast by Becca Albee, on view from May 5 - 31, 2006.

A native of Falmouth, ME, Albee currently lives and works as a visual artist in New York, where she is on the faculty of City College of New York. A graduate of Evergreen State College at Olympia, Washington, Albee also holds a MFA degree from University of North Carolina. Her work has been exhibited recently in Glasgow, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, and Raleigh.

Cedar Mountain Books will partner with Gallery 202 on May 5 with a book signing to launch its new collection of poems and photographs, Sailing Maine, a companion volume to its 2004 publication Walking Kiawah. The evocative black-and-white photographs of Albee set off the poetry of six poets inspired by the dramatic landscape of coastal Maine.

The book's editor, Jan Bailey, travels to Greenville from her home on Monhegan Island, ME, for the book signing. A native of Greer, SC, Bailey was an award winning teacher of creative writing at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. She currently writes, gives readings, and directs poetry workshops in Maine. Recipient of a South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship, Bailey was the 2003 winner of the Benedict Poetry Prize from Passage North and the Sue Saniel Elkind Poetry Prize from Kalliope. Author of two earlier collections of poetry (one, Paper Clothes, published by the Emrys Press of Greenville's Emrys Foundation), Bailey was selected by Leapfrog Press in 2004 for publication of her collection, Midnight in the Guest Room.

Four other award-winning poets living in Maine are represented in the new collection. They are Kate Cheney Chappell of Kennebunk, Kristen Lindquist of Camden, Candice Stover of Mount Desert Island, and Elizabeth Tibbetts of Hope, ME. Greenville resident Keller Cushing Freeman will join long-time colleague Jan Bailey at the May 5 book signing. With family roots in Maine and a compulsion to escape the heat of a South Carolina summer, Freeman can be found happily sampling lobster rolls from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor anytime from July to September. Her non-culinary activities include the publication of three poetry collections (by Ninety-Six Press, Emrys Press, and Cedar Mountain Books), a non- fiction book on World War II, Shadow of Suribachi, and a collection of short stories, Corinthians.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings or call the gallery at 864/298-2847.


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