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Artist Stephen A. Halpert

P.O Box 171
Grafton, MA. 01536
Ph: (508) 839-0111
Email: StHalpert@aol.com
Website: www.stephenhalpert.com

1989 to Present:

Relocated to Grafton, Massachusetts from Reston, Va. Summer 1989 and co founded with Tasha Halpert The Grafton Center For Inner Peace. Taught workshops on Meditation, Spiritual Healing, Creativity and Collage in Grafton and at other spiritual centers and Yoga studios throughout New England, Greater Washington DC,  Canada, Denmark, and India. Created original button art utilizing collage to illustrate themes and designs. In 1993 completed the Baseball Wall of Fame combining 400 original hand made buttons amidst historical baseball collage. Article about this first appeared in Baseball Weekly.

In 1996 he expanded collage work beyond designed buttons to canvas, and wooden coffee tables; first public exhibit was in a group show at the Haywood Gallery in Worcester, Winter, 1998; Solo exhibit, Marblehead Public Library, June, 2000; exhibited in Collage Show at the Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, Ma. May 2001.  Exhibited collage work in dual show at Alternatives Gallery in Oxbridge, MA with Tasha Halpert who exhibited her photography. April 2003.

Awards:

More recently my collages have been exhibited and received prizes at the last Four Blackstone Valley Artists Association BVAA Members and Open Shows.

  • Second place for collage, Crossing Over, June 2007 

  • First place for collage and Best of Show, Party At Andy's, November 2007

  • Grafton Fine Arts & Music Festival, May 2008 Second place in Mixed Media, A Walk In The Woods, May 2008

  • First Place for collage, A Walk In The Woods, May 2008

  • Third place for collage, Urban Landscape 3, May 2008.

  • Second place for collage, Flower Garden, January 2009

  • Third place for collage, Silver Sea, January 2009

  • Honorable mention for collage, Andy & Mona, January 2009

  • First Place for Mixed Media, Coastal Sunset, Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival, March, 2009

  • First Place for collage, By The Sea, June 2009

  • First Place for Works on Paper, Primordial Inception, Spring 2010

  • Honorable Mention for Works on Paper, Water's Edge, Spring 2010

Shows and Exhibitions:

  • Ten Year Retrospect Show 1997-2007 Onelove Café, Worcester, MA. April 2007,

  • Exhibited at Ivy Corset Gallery's Benefit Show for Bernat Mill Fire Victims       Worcester August 2007.

  • Exhibited in Group Show at Alternatives Gallery, Uxbridge, MA 2007

  • Exhibited in selected Arts Worcester Group Shows, 2007 to the present

  • Exhibited at Arts Sunday, Grafton Upton UU Church 2006 to the present

  • Collage work at Kaleidoscope in Upton, MA. November 2008 to the present

Organizations and Affiliations:

Member of The Grafton Cultural Council 2005 to 2008, Chair 2006.

Co Founded with Tasha Halpert The Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival, 2006 

Commissions:

Claflin Hills Symphony Orchestra, Milford, Massachusetts 2008

Belcourt Castle, Newport, Rhode Island 2009

For more information please visit Stephens Commissions Page.

Other Interests and Activities:

Weekly columnist, The Grafton News, 1990. For two years wrote Video Notes reviewing films available on video. In 1992 began writing the ongoing weekly humor column The American Scene, now available to Internet subscribers

Monthly humor column, The River Valley Current, 2001 to 2004.

Monthly online humor column, 2005 worcestercounty.com. 

Bi-Weekly online humor column. Stephen And Ken's Funny Write Pharm, fall 2010 to present www.funnywrite.com

In 1987 I began compiling a visual history of the United States and the world during the early years of the 20th century using early post cards printed prior to World War One. This project has resulted in hosting a series of programs entitled History in the Making on Grafton Cable TV and will lead eventually to a series of videos or CD ROMS.

1990-1996 Taught classes in creative writing, ESP, meditation and stress release for the Grafton Adult Education Program.

2009 Instituted monthly Poetry Nights at the Grafton Public Library.

Books:

Abracadabra Moonshine: and Other Stories. Feb 12th 2014 S&T Publishing, Grafton, MA, Amazon, Paperback - ISBN: 978-0615970493, Ebook - Kindle Edition ASIN: B00LT9HKX6.

  - Search for 'Abracadabra Moonshine: and Other Stories' (References to, book sites, etc).
 - List of Libraries which have a copy.

A Return To Pagany: The History Correspondence and Selections from a Little Magazine 1929-1934. 1969 Beacon Press, Boston. Introduction by Kenneth Rexroth. ASIN - B00ANKWAHI

  - Search for 'Return to Pagany' (References to, book sites, etc).
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(Co Editor with Tom Murry) Witness of the Berrigans,  1972 Doubleday, New York. ASIN - B0006D0E9I

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Brahmins and Bullyboys: G Frank Radways' Boston Album, 1975 Houghton Mifflin, Boston. Hardcover - ISBN: 978-0395172179, Softcover - ASIN: B003U3ZIRE

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