Ray Kass

The Mountain Lake Experience

This blog introduces the exhibition Rural Avant Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience showing at Cedarhurst October 18 through January 3, 2021.   The exhibition was organized by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, Virginia.  In 2018, the companion book was published as The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Art in Locale.  Edited by Ray Kass and Howard Risatti. The …

The Mountain Lake Experience Read More »

Ray Kass on John Cage

This week’s blog introduces the interview with Ray Kass and Howard Risatti, co-founders of the Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop, a Virginia institution from 1980-2017.  In this excerpt, Ray Kass characterizes the influence of John Cage on the greater art world.