Book Signings Announced

September 10, 2013

Froggy Family's First Frolic A Children's Art Book by Margot Fass is Finally Here!

Now available from Amazon in soft and hard cover for a special introductory price of $20 or $35, respectively, plus shipping. Order on Amazon. Books may be purchased in person for $15 or $30 respectively, at book signings listed below. I'll be happy to see you. Fass_Martin_12x18_Poster

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Sad Story

March 1, 2013

Sad-story-1Having to do with a Rochester Institute of Technology professor and his wife Christine. My husband Martin came into the room saying that he had just heard that Christine had been murdered, and police were confiscating all things from their home that might be used as evidence. "Not Tim!" I exclaimed. "Surely, they don't suspect our Tim!" As it turned out, on the basis of his own call to the police that he had strangled her, Tim already had been arrested, Sad-storyWe didn't know them well, but we had known them for a long time. They had been founding members of the Toastmasters Toastitarians group 20 years previously, and well known throughout the Rochester Community as singers and guitarists. They had met in the Unitarian Church Choir, and were members of Madrigalia, as well as other groups and singing, as they were known and seen everywhere, as a couple. Christine also was an artist, an accomplished photographer and advocate for wetlands. Whenever she was publicly speaking and/or showing her work, Tim was always quietly In the background, helping her out. Sad-story-2At the Memorial Service for Christine, it struck me that of all the people who would miss her most, it would be Tim. So with the blessings of the intervention team, I set off to visit him regularly as long as he was in the Monroe County Jail. My husband Martin soon followed suit, until he was transferred to Dannemora in Northern New York. Sad-story-3Coincidentally, two days after I posted the paintings on Facebook, Tim, who has no way to use a computer, let alone Facebook, in prison, wrote and asked me if again I would send prints of the paintings I had done of him and Christine (he had but couldn't take with him a small print of Christine). The reference painting for Uncertain Future was taken from a news story at the time of his arrest. With most of the interior of the back seat of the police car dark, the bright Shafts of light seem to me to represent hope and breakthrough for him. Although the act still is enshrouded in dark mystery for him, Tim has accepted his lot, and is developing an internal sense of freedom as he pursues his interests in reading, writing, drawing, and instructing other inmates. The title "Strangling the Light" is inspired by a poem by Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno author of Slamming Open the Door, s 41 poems revolving around the 2003 strangulation death of her 21-year-old daughter, Leidy. "You can try to strangle light; use your hands and think you've found the throat of it, but you haven't. You could use a rope or a garrote or a telephone cord, but the light, amorphous, implacable, Will make a fool of you in the end." Selah. Amen. 10-4-20 fass margot lit1

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Arts in Parts

June 8, 2012

Our daughter Lindsay just created a new Facebook page.  Please "LIKE" me and add your art and artful comments.

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A contemporary juried show and sale. June 1-3, 2012 10am to 5pm

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Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union 395 Gregory Street Rochester, NY 14620 (585) 461-2230 Six new pieces not previously shown, a revisiting of Little Froggy Rock Star and Little Froggy’s Woman,and other subjects both delightful and sad. January 8 - April 2nd 2011; 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Wednesday and 10 am to 6 pm Thursday and Friday Reception February 5th, 6 to 8 pm

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Endangered Us

September 8, 2010

Margot Fass October 7 - November 15, 2010

Reception and Presentation

October 23rd, 6 to 9 pm

Williams Gallery

First Unitarian Church 220 Winton Road South Rochester, NY 14610
As it says on the last page of the invitation below:I'D LIKE YOUR PARTICIPATION!What do you see as necessary to help the world for all living beings?  On a 4 x 5 1/2" card or piece of paper to draw, write, and/or decorate it to indicate what you think is threatened.Bring your contribution(s) to the reception and presentation for my show, Endangered US! If you can't get to the reception,  you can mail it to me at 527 Linden Street Rochester NY 14620, or during the course of the exhibit, place it in the gallery where indicated.Sometime after the closing, the future of your contributions will be unveiled.

To view invitation below, click outside edges of pages. (Be persistent!)


To view invitation above, click outside edges of pages. (Be persistent!)

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