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July Gallery at the Garden Presents: Artist Pamela Wagner “From Madness to Celebration” & “St. Michael High School Digital Photography”
9 July, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 13 July, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
FROM MADNESS TO CELEBRATION: Pamela Spiro Wagner, author of DIVIDED MINDS: TWIN SISTERS AND THEIR JOURNEY THROUGH SCHIZOPHRENIA and other books, was treated as an inpatient in hospitals for nearly fifteen years. In her middle 50s she discovered a hidden talent for art and now at 65 is an artist, author and poet. Wagner will discuss her art, presently at the River Garden Gallery, and will read from her memoir and books of poetry. Q and A to follow.
For more information visit: https://pamelaspirowagner.com/
The author of Learning to See in Three Dimensions a book of poems and art (Green Writers Press and Sundog Poetry Center, June 2017) and We Mad Climb Shaky Ladders, (Cavankerry Press, 2009) a book of poems about living with schizophrenia, Pamela Spiro Wagner graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1975 and attended medical school for one and a half years, despite a five month hospitalization her freshman year of college and another the following year.
Despite her diagnosis, she has won many awards for her writing, including First Place in the 2001/2 international poetry competition sponsored by the BBC World Service and judged by Nobelist Wole Soyinke, first place in the Tunxis Poetry Review twice, and two Connecticut State Mental Health Media awards “for professional journalists” for articles written for the Hartford Courant.
She has written WAGblog since 2003, currently at http://pamelaspirowagner.com. Wagner is a visual artist as well; her work can be seen on various posts at her blog page until she re-establishes another art website. Two of her colored pencil art works recently appeared in the first edition (January 2014) of COLLECTIVE Dream Arts Magazine. Wagner, an identical twin, was born in “in the army” in Tacoma, Washington. Although she lived almost all of her life in Connecticut, she relocated to Vermont, the “state of her dreams,” in 2014.