Venantius J Pinto, graduate of Pratt Institute, is a 7th Dan in Shodō. From 1992–97, he was an Adjunct Professor at FIT. His art appeared in Kyoto Journal, two academic books, and is showcased in An Illustrated Life. In 2016 he won Pirene’s Journal cover art; and created art for FreedomCon (NAACP / NYCHA). Aani and the Tree Huggers was on Smithsonian magazine’s Most Notable Book List. He was Artist-in-Residence at Nagasawa Art Park Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. Until Nov 2017, he has painted sixteen murals in Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia. His drawing surfaces range from painting bodies to paper, and mica. He worked at various agencies, including OgilvyOne and OgilvyInteractive for many years. He has illustrated the cover of the upcoming book on poetry, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, by Diane Frank.
Pirene's Fountain's tradition of excellence in writing and thought continues in this special double-feature edition. Features, interviews, reviews, and brilliant works of poetry are brought together to inspire and nurture the creative spirit. The voices in Pirene's Fountain create a meaningful and lasting dialogue for all lovers of exceptional poetry and writing. This special "Silk and Spice" ... read more
Find Insight and Inspiration for Your Creative LifeAn artist's journal is packed with sketches and captions; some rough, some polished. The margins sometimes spill over with hurriedly scrawled shopping lists and phone numbers. The cover may be travel-worn and the pages warped from watercolors. Open the book, and raw creativity seeps from each color and line. The intimacy and freedom on its pag... read more
Based on true events in India in the 1970s, young Aani and the other women in her village defend their forest from developers by wrapping their arms around the trees, making it impossible to cut them down.
For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to to... read more
"In this new and startling collection, Diane Frank’s poems transcend not just genres but entire dimensions. When she speaks to J.S. Bach, she really means it and when Bach speaks back, she listens — entirely — the way certain moths perceive sound via their whole body, even their wings. How is this accomplished? It will seem to come through the poems themselves — their music, tonal qualities an... read more
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