Zoe Strauss is speaking Thursday night at the small state school I attended in PA, Millersville University. If you live in the Lancaster area, you should cancel your plans and go get your ass kicked by the wonder that is Zoe.
I made my first foray into the art world in Lancaster when I realized that they served free booze at art openings. Thank you, Sheba Sharrow. It was a long time ago, I was drunk, and I wouldn't follow up on that initial impulse seriously for another 15 years, BUT Sharrow's show provided me with my first inkling that paint on canvas could move me. I was disappointed that I couldn't find any of her abstracts online, but here's a painting from 1992.