On this week’s 51%, we take a trip to New York’s Hudson Valley and explore the rediscovered artworks of Caroline Clowes, one of the region’s first professional artists from the 19th century. We also sit down with author Libby Sternberg to talk about her new book Daisy, a retelling of The Great Gatsby from the perspective of his iconic golden girl. Sternberg also shares her experience writing romance novels and how the genre can provide a blueprint for aspiring writers.
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Guests: Author Libby Sternberg; Sina Basila Hickey, Program Coordinator, Sanctuary for Independent Media; Bill Jeffway, executive director of the Dutchess County Historical Society; Melodye Moore, trustee and collection chair of the Dutchess County Historical Society; and Caroline Culp, associate associate professor of art at Vassar College
Learn more about the Locust Grove Estate exhibit, Fertile Ground: The Hudson Valley Animal Paintings by Caroline Clowes.
51% is a national production by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New York. It is produced and hosted by Jesse King. Our associate producer is Jody Cowan, our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is “Lolita” by Albany-based artist Girl Blue.