As I was already on the Lower East Side (and encouraged to do so by Endi), I decided to check out the opening reception to "Stupid Has a New Hero," new paintings by Charming Baker. I was not familiar with his work, and I was not able to tell from the few images that had been sent to me just how brilliant he is! But am I glad we checked it out! We were thoroughly charmed by his work. His titles are as darkly humorous as his skillful paintings. This one is entitled: "Just One of the Many Gods I Don't Believe In." My favorite title is "Love Is Never Putting All Your Eggs into One Bastard." The exhibit continues through the end of this month at NYSG 154 Suffolk.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.