VHIGH WATERMARK SALO[O]NVolume 1, Number 5
Lisa Wujnovich, Nancy Dymond & Naomi Teppich
Created for an exhibit and performance at the High Watermark Salo[o]n, this collection features scupltures by Naomi Teppich with poems by Lisa Wujnovich and Nancy Dymond. Alabaster carvings and Anagama fired ceramic wall sculptures showcase Teppich's Carved Earth. Her drawings of these scuptures lure readers in for a closer look. Wujnovich's Dirty Work documents the dramas of life as an organic farmer, healer, mother and daughter. Dymond's poems in complete breath capture both the formal experiments of a chisel and the lyricism of a penny whistle.
NAOMI TEPPICH was born and raised in New York City and studied art in Brooklyn, both at Brooklyn College (BA) and Pratt Institute (MFA). She has also taken many courses at the School of Visual Arts and spent a year studying ceramics at Parson’s school of Design. Naomi has exhibited widely in the Sullivan/Wayne/Duchess counties in the last few years as well as in New York City and has a long list of many exhibitions over the last thirty years.. She had a one person show in 2006 at the Catskill Art Society, Hurleyville, NY and will have another one at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in June , 2008. She has also exhibited large public works this year at Unison Sculpture Park and the Kingston, NY Sculpture Biennial, at Dumbo BWAC sculpture show, Brooklyn, NY and in Summit, NJ at Summit High School grounds. Her art works are in many public and private collections in the USA and abroad. Teppich has also curated sculpture shows and taught art and ceramics for the New York City high school public education system.
LISA WUJONWICH was born in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the daughter of an oil painter and an Air Force Sergeant. She holds a BA in drama from Antioch College and numerous herbal certifications. She has performed and directed in theater, cabaret, and film. Lisa models much of her work after tovil dancing or devil dance (a healing dance) in which she apprenticed in Galle, Sri Lanka. She has mentored and worked with farm apprentices for nineteen years. Lisa has studied poetry at The Catskill Poetry Workshop, Hartwick College, Binghamton University and New England College. She is currently a MFA graduate student in poetry. For thirty six years, Lisa and her husband Mark Dunau have collaborated in theater, farming, politics, herbalism, parenting and writing. Their projects have taken them to Ohio, New Orleans, New Hampshire, New York City, Southeast Asia, and to their farm in upstate New York.
NANCY DYMOND is a member of New York’s Upper Delaware Writers Collective. She has been a participating poet in the Short Readings event sponsored by the Wayne County (PA) Arts Alliance for many years. In 1995 and 1996, her poems “The Hand of O’Neill” and “For Lillie” won first and second prizes in the Alyssa Katon Writing Contest. One of Nancy’s poems, “Leaves Drying in the Son,” was included in a recent collaborative art exhibit at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. “The Way A Poem Lives” is featured in the online poetry journal Right Hand Pointing. Her poems have been displayed in Honesdale, PA in a group show of word-related art. Nancy continues to explore poetry through the monthly poetry workshops and special events of the UDWC such as a performance of Poet Tree at Grey Towers in Milford, PA and DIG-IT, the international digital film festival in Narrowsburg, NY.