OUR STORY

 

John and Claudia met at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2007. In three days they collaborated on the long poem and flute piece “Transition.” Making art in a jungle among 20 artists for 3 weeks was easy, dreamy stuff. Making art with a partner and small child is…well...interesting.

But, creation keeps our marriage about more. More than diapers. More than naptime. More than the day to day. In the past decade we’ve learned a lot about art-making in collaboration and with a family. We’ve been surprised that despite the challenges of raising a small child, we’ve both been more productive than in our entire careers. We’re excited to share our successes and trials with you as we continue this journey.

Thick in the Throat, Honey makes ecstatic and inspiring work: a good thing to have in one’s life!
— Mark Cunningham, writer

PRESENTATIONS & TEACHING

PORTLAND INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART  //  Portland, OR
GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER  //  Nashville, TN
WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY  //  Monmouth, OR
YOUNG MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS  //  Portland, OR
MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE  //  Gresham, OR
NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY  //  New York City, NY
NORTHWEST ACADEMY  //  Portland, OR
JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL  //  Portland, OR
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY  //  Portland, OR
LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE  //  Portland, OR
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY  //  Fort Collins, CO
CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE  //  Oregon City, OR
DAIRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS  //  Boulder, CO
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY  //  Salem, OR
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON  //  Eugene, OR
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT EAU CLAIRE  //  Eau Claire, WI
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN  // Ann Arbor, MI
REED COLLEGE  //  Portland, OR
GREATER PORTLAND FLUTE SOCIETY  //  Portland, OR
NATIONAL FLUTE ASSOCIATION  //  Chicago, IL
ORQUESTA SINFONIA DE GUANAJUATO  //  Guanajuato, Mexico
KBOO  //  Portland, OR
KMHD  //  Portland, OR


PERFORMANCES

CBGB  //  New York City, NY
BIRDLAND  //  New York City, NY
THE JAZZ STANDARD  //  New York City, NY
THE KENNEDY CENTER  //  Washington, DC
JIMMY MAK'S  //  Portland, OR
KNITTING FACTORY  //  Brooklyn, NY
POWELL'S  //  Portland, OR
TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE  //  Denver, CO
ST. JOHNS NOFEST  //  Portland, OR
THE FRINGE FESTIVAL  //  Boulder, CO
NAROPA UNIVERSITY  //  Boulder, CO
GRIEF RITES READING SERIES  //  Portland, OR
THE GLOBE BOOKSTORE & COFFEEHOUSE  //  Prague, Czech Republic
BLACKFISH GALLERY  //  Portland, OR
CREATIVE MUSIC GUILD  //  Portland, OR


PUBLICATIONS & RECORDINGS

THE DENVER QUARTERLY  //  Denver, CO
WATER-STONE REVIEW  //  Saint Paul, MN
NIMROD INTERNATIONAL  //  Tulsa, OK
DRUNKEN BOAT  //  New York City, NY
BOMB  //  Brooklyn, NY
COLUMBIA JOURNAL  //  New York City, NY
CORDELLA  //  Philadelphia, PA
CLEAN FEED RECORDS  //  Lisbon, Portugal
PALMETTO RECORDINGS  //  New York City, NY
PORTLAND JAZZ COMPOSER ENSEMBLE RECORDS  //  Portland, OR
LITERARY MAMA  //  USA, Canada, Thailand, Japan
FORKLIFT, OHIO  //  Cincinnati, OH
THOUSAND BITES OF BREAD  //  Portland, OR
NATIONAL FLUTE ASSOCIATION  //  Chicago, IL
WRITTEN RIVER  //  Pawcatuck, CT
SPUYTEN DUYVIL  //  Brooklyn, NY
THE BUDDHIST QUARTERLY  //  Denver, CO
FORTY FINGERS PRESS  //  Boulder, CO
FINISHING LINE PRESS  //  Georgetown, KY
CLADE SONG  //  Elk Grove, CA
VOICECATCHER  //  Portland, OR
TEAL CREEK MUSIC  //  Monmouth, OR


HONORS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

JENTEL  //  Banner, WY
ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS  //  New Smyrna Beach, FL
HAMBIDGE  //  Rabun Gap, GA
UCROSS FOUNDATION  //  Clearmont, WY
BRUSH CREEK FOUNDATION  //  Saratoga, WY
CABIN AT SHOTPOUCH CREEK  //  Burnt Woods, OR
CALDERA ARTS CENTER  //  Portland, OR
DENVER PRESS CLUB  //  Denver, CO
OREGON ARTS COMMISSION  //  Salem, OR
REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL  //  Portland, OR
SUMMER LITERARY SEMINARS  //  St. Petersburg, Russia
NEW ISSUES PRESS POETRY PRIZE FINALIST  //  Kalamazoo, MI
OREGON ARTS WATCH  //  Portland, OR
BANDCAMP WEEKLY

 


Special thanks to photographers
Jane Portnoff and Deborah Dombrowski

for many of the photos on our site.