Writer/Performer: Tom has been charming audiences with his unique performances of traditional, contemporary and original stories and poems since the mid ‘70’s. He has appeared at colleges, libraries and festivals, performing as a solo artist and as a member of the Long Island Poetry Collective, the Performance Poets Association, and the Long Island Poetry Repertory Theater. He is also one half of the performance team, 'Old Friends' along with noted musician and songwriter, Judith Zweiman. His work has appeared in a variety of publications including Creations Magazine, Process, the Performance Poets Association Anthologies, and a collection of his poems entitled 'Memorial Day'.
Tom first shared his talent as a writer/ performer for Moon Puppets, Island Puppets and the Nassau County Puppet Theatre. He was also an Artist in Residence at the Inter Media Art Center in Huntington, NY, and a recipient of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the America the Beautiful Fund.
Graphic Artist: Tom is also an accomplished photographer/graphic artist who has been exploring the "digital darkroom" as a tool for creating visual stories.
"My graphic artwork has developed over the years to the point where the image rather than the medium matters most, and I'll utilize all the tools I have at my disposal to originate, manipulate and modify the image until it's 'just right' - at least to my eye. I call these images 'Modigraphs' - MODI-fied photo-GRAPHS because the majority of images begin life as a photograph or a number of my photographs, are re-imagined in the digital dark room, then printed onto paper".
Click on "Artwork" to view a gallery of his work and purchase framed or unframed archival prints. Visit WhereforeArts.com to view and purchase his unique artwork and designs printed on a variety of products from t-shirts to calendars.
(top) Robert Berkowitz
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