My Sicilian translator of the trilingual Sicilian/English/Italian edition of The Divine Kiss, Marco Scalabrino, submitted the book to Dialectal Voices, a nationally distributed magazine in Italy, who gave an entire page to this edition, as you see here. The text in Italian is translated as “I am pleased to announce the publication, in New York, of the trilingual edition by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld’s The Divine Kiss, with Italian translation by Gaetano Cipolla and in the Sicilian language by Marco Scalabrino. I sincerely thank the author Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, the curator of the work Patricia Holt, as well as the two US co-publishers Gaetano Cipolla for LEGAS and Stanley H. Barkan for Cross-Cultural Communications, for getting me involved in this prestigious international project.”
“The Fire in the Wood” An exhibit of sculptures by Edmund Kara & poems and drawings by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, which are included in the drama, “The Fire in the Wood” by Peter Thabit Jones.
Friday, May 18 was a festive opening at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, with my reading of two poems and excerpts from a prose piece, all inspired by Edmund. David Wayne Dunn, cherished friend, and artist, photographer, poet, and musician, accompanied me. The exhibit is in conjunction with the drama, “The Fire in the Wood,” which is about the life and inspiration of the late and iconic sculptor, Edmund Kara, with his life also as archetype for the creative process. The exhibit runs through June 16, 2018. The drama had its west coast premier at the Henry Miller Library on May 19 and will show at the Carl Cherry Center the first 2 weekends in June. I encourage you to attend both the exhibit and the drama!
Please join me for a creative, multi-media evening and opening of the art exhibit of 10 Big Sur artists, on Saturday, July 22 from 7—10PM at Move Studios, 600 Franklin Street in Monterey. Three of my paintings, including “Tree Mantra” are included in the show. The evening will include a dynamic spectrum of world dance choreography, feature-artist talk, live music, performance art, poetry, and the art exhibition.
Carolyn was one of three featured poets at the grand opening of the Henry Miller Library at the Barnyard in Carmel. She read a selection of her poetry accompanied by musician and songwriter, Martin Shears, her longtime accompanist. Three of Carolyn’s paintings are exhibited in the Library and her books are available. The opening of the Carmel branch of the Library is due to the road closure of Highway 1 and the resulting inaccessibility of the Big Sur Henry Miller Library. Please enjoy the vibrant art, literature, and history at this new location.
An excerpt from the Curator’s Statement: The Art of the Story brings together four artists who have taken on the role of narrator in telling stories through their artwork . . . The artwork tells stories of their family histories, stories of other cultures, about art and healing, love, life and nature . . . Carolyn Mary Kleefeld’s work is about the spiritual meaning of life and through a combination of art and poetry she weaves her stories. Each of her works of art is paired with one of her poems. Carolyn is as comfortable in front of an easel which she sets up overlooking the Pacific Ocean from her home in Big Sur, as she is writing and publishing poems. She comes by way of telling stories naturally as a poet, writer and artist. For the exhibition, works were selected from her Lovers and Nature series.
– Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Curator, Platt/Borstein Galleries
World Poetry Canada is hosting another International Peace and Human Rights Exhibition at the Irving K Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from Feb 3–March 30. I will be giving you more information on this inspired event organized by my friend and colleague Ariadne Sawyer, President of World Poetry Reading Series Society, as the time draws closer. But for now, Ariadne has posted this link of some of the video feed which will be part of the exhibit. This feed includes my reading my poem, “Bursting With Secrets,” as well as including many other readings and videos relating to peace from poets and artists around the world, and many from troubled regions such as the Middle East. Bravo to Ariadne and World Poetry Canada for giving voice to many oppressed people and for doing so much to promote peace in our deeply troubled world.
Carolyn’s art and poetry are included in a new Bilingual Broadside Series created by Stanley Barkan of Cross-Cultural Communications. Four of Carolyn’s poems and paintings appear together in each of four of the Broadsides and her art is paired with the poetry of Isaac Gutemberg and William Heyen in two other Broadsides. These Broadsides make a lovely gift and can be purchased framed for $20 each. Carolyn will sign them if requested.
To order, please call Patricia: 831-667-2433
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Museum Archive – Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has expanded their archive of Carolyn’s work, accepting her books which include her artwork, and book reviews, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles, etc from 1991 with her solo exhibit at Gallerie Illuminati in Santa Monica, California up through the present. Students and other patrons will have continuing access to Carolyn’s work for their research and studies.
Library Archive – Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
The Monterey Public Library has accepted the archive of Carolyn’s work in the California History Room of the Monterey Public Library at 625 Pacific Street in Monterey. All Carolyn’s books are catalogued there, as well as book reviews, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles, etc from 1979 when her first book, “Climates of the Mind” was published, up through the present. Students and other patrons will have access to Carolyn’s work for their research and studies.
You’re Cordially Invited to the Ventana Artists Showcase!
Book signing by Carolyn Kleefeld.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 – 11am-6pm
Place: Ventana Gallery, Sculpture Garden and Ventana Restaurant
48123 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA Ventana Gallery
A one-day Art exhibition featuring 20 of the most important California Central Coast Artists. Join us for a day in Big Sur full of Art, nature, music, delicious food and wine. On Saturday June 13th, twenty of our Artists will reveal and make available for the first time a new compilation of their most recent artworks.
The Ventana Artist Showcase day will exhibit more than two hundred works of Art by some of the most important California Central Coast Artists that will also be on site to meet, greet and talk with all our guests. Artist Erin Gafill will give a live-painting demonstration; Carolyn Kleefeld will do a book signing and more! We’ll also have the presence of Scheid Vineyards offering tastings from 12pm-3pm.
The exhibition areas will be the Sculpture Garden outside the Gallery and the Gallery Annex. This is also a free event open to the public.