Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ending 2009

(Winter Mountain and Lake-- painting by Kevin Macneil Brown,
watercolor on paper, 2009)
In ancient Greek myth, the Halcyon Days were those surrounding the winter solstice: a period when calm seas allowed the island-dwelling kingfisher to lay her eggs; a period of quiet and well-being, a time for contemplation of new possibilities.

While we might not always experience that sense of calm at this time of year, I would like to summon a bit of it for just a moment while I offer my deep thanks to all of you have looked at, read, and listened to my work this year; who have come to shows, readings, performances, exhibits; who have purchased books or art; have supported me in other ways too many to detail. You have helped me to have an exciting 2009! Again, my deepest thanks to all of you.

I've some interesting things on the horizon for early 2010, including another art exhibit, an author event for my series of New England mystery novels, and a run of Fridays with Rusty Romance at Langdon Street Cafe here in Montpelier, Vermont.

Until then, happy holidays and a great new year to all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Solstice Horizons


A meditative space with live music and images
to contemplate and welcome the returning light
at the winter solstice

Monday, December 21
12 Noon to 1 PM

Bethany Church’s Working Chapel
Montpelier, Vermont

Free and open to the public

At the winter solstice we mark the return of —in the outer world of sky, stars, planets — the sun’s light in a dark season. We might also find, in any time, at any moment, the experience of returning light within ourselves.

These sounds, images, and words are offered as a quiet meditation upon that returning light, within us and without. Please feel free to listen, to look; to close your eyes and follow your own thoughts and images as they rise and fall, come and go.

While this event has a beginning and ending in time, it is also meant to be complete in any moment or section, to be experienced quietly within your own frame of time and attention.


Friday, December 11, 2009

New Music from 2009 Available on CD-R

FIRST LIGHT ON DARK WATERS (New Music for Steel Guitar)

Also Available:

My two long, ambient/ textural works for 2009 are available on audio CD-R via mail order now. The discs are 10 dollars each, plus 2.50 for shipping. (If you buy both, I'll throw in a surprise bonus!)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Morning Light and Water, Ogunquit, Maine

(November Morning, Ogunquit- Painting by Kevin Macneil Brown,
watercolor and graphite on paper, 2009)

Another one inspired by a long walk on the beach in Maine two days after Thanksgiving,

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ogunquit, Late November

(Ogunquit, Late November-
painting by Kevin Macneil Brown.
watercolor and graphite on paper, 2009]

I made this painting in the days following a long walk on the beach at Ogunquit. I was inspired by the low light on water and the ever-changing skies of a late autumn morning on the Maine coast.