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Friday, April 6, 2018

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A Word and Image Installation of 7 Ecologically-inspired Graphic Poems by Naila Moreira and Pamela Petro, with live music by Natalie Sandstrom


8-9 pm, Friday April 13, 2018
Seelye Lawn, behind the Smith Museum of Art




This project is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency .

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Check out the new genre on the Lesley MFA in Creative Writing Program! It joins Creative Nonfiction (my genre!), Fiction, Poetry, Writing for Young People, and Writing for Stage and Screen. We'll be inaugurating it this coming June, 2018!



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

From the graphic poetry installation 
"Dusk at MacLeish"
Poetry by Naila Moreira
Photographs by Pamela Petro
















Photos of the installation on Seelye Lawn, behind the Smith College Art Museum, on 
9 February, 2018 follow below. It was cold. 
We'll show it again on 9 March, 13 April, and 11 May. Come out and see!




Tuesday, January 30, 2018



Dusk At MacLeish is a digital installation of ecologically inspired "graphic poems" 
that I'm creating at Smith College with poet Naila Moreira. 
Her poems, my Dusk Series photos. 




More on this soon!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A very belated Happy New Year from the Petrograph Gallery!

This is the New Year's card Marguerite and I sent out this year,




Inside it reads, 

CHERISH CALM.

Please do!

We almost sent this image, composed of photos of fissures in beach
boulders at Schoodic Point, in Maine, 




or this image, which is a composite of the fissures and a photo
of a door in Funchal, the chief city on the Portuguese island of
Madeira,




but couldn't think of what to say inside of either of them!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!





Thursday, July 20, 2017


Schoodic Peninsula, Maine, July 2017




Hello from Maine's Schoodic Peninsula. I'd intended to add some new Dusk Series photos to the blog form here--and I've taken some--but this time it's the rock pools along the coast, especially at Schoodic Point, in Acadia National Park, that have filled my lens. The engagement of form and color at the heart of abstract painting is all here in the rocks. I've had a ball discovering it...