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Giovanni Crozzoli, Pebble Flowerpot Artisan

(08 01 2017) Joseph Sciorra

The ongoing search to document New York City's pebble-decorated flowerpots.

Frank J. Barbaro: A Powerfully Gentle Giant

(19 09 2016) Jerry Krase

Frank J. Barbaro passed on Labor Day Weekend. He championed progressive causes such as the rights of organized, unorganized, and even disorganized labor, government corruption,...

IAWA Presents Pre-Valentine Passions, Saturday, February 13, 2016

(20 02 2016) IAWA .

The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Ton Saturday, February 13, 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through...

Andrea Cuomo, Immigrant Pebble Artisan

(09 03 2015) Joseph Sciorra

My on-going research on the Italian-American art of pebble decoration leads me to the father and grandfather of two New York State governors.

Saint Francis Comes to Brooklyn

(20 12 2014) Jerry Krase

Last week I received a last-minute invitation from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and "The Committee for Frate Francesco” to attend the grand opening of the historic...

IAWA Welcomes Authors Marie-Helene Bertino and Joanna Clapps Herman on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Cornelia St. Cafe

(08 09 2014) IAWA .

On Saturday, Sept. 13, IAWA will welcome two very accomplished authors -- Marie Helene Bertino and Joanna Clapps Herman -- both of whom share a passion for teaching. Bertino is...

IAWA Welcomes Cutting Teeth author Julia Fierro and Poet Joanne Monte, Bordighera Prize Winner on Saturday, July 12, 2014

(05 07 2014) IAWA .

New York, NY - The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents authors Julia Fierro and Joanne Monte on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Cornelia Street Cafe from 5:45 p.m. to...

Mapping Flowerpots

(23 06 2013) Joseph Sciorra

Pinpointing a New York City folk art.

Mosaic Flowerpots on Film

(20 06 2013) Joseph Sciorra

A 1971 movie reveals the mother lode of Brooklyn planters.

Variations on a Theme

(14 06 2013) Joseph Sciorra

Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of Brooklyn’s Decorated Planters

Flatlands Flowerpot Find

(24 05 2013) Joseph Sciorra

More on the continuing saga of the mysterious planters.

Decorated Planters on Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn

(22 05 2013) Joseph Sciorra

A new cache of beach pebble flowerpots in East Flatbush.

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