Friday, November 23, 2007

professor Marie Roberts

I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson in 1995. While I did not meet Professor Roberts until half way through my undergrad program she had tremendous influence on me as a painter. During the year after my graduation I was allowed to keep studio space on campus (because nobody else wanted to use that leaky, pigeon infested space) and Professor Roberts was happy to provide feedback and criticism when I needed it.

In 1996 she demonstrated excitement about the "return" of the sideshows to Coney Island where her family had lived and worked. The videos (below) tell her story of rediscovery as well as provide a brief history of the Coney Island side shows.

click on the links and you can watch

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