Keeping up with Carole

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Last weekend I had the privilege to spend a busy afternoon with Carole, starting at her busy NYC studio and finishing in New Jersey at the immense Mana Contemporary Art Center.  On this particular Friday, Carole was wrapping up some business in NY when I came to call. I jumped at her invitation to join John Richey and herself on a trip to Mana, where a sculpture was to be transported to her second studio on site, and new prints of Carole's were being developed.

 First order of business- moving 'Monumental City Slicker' from storage to studio. Proper recognition must go out to John on this job... that sculpture is heavy.

 First order of business- moving 'Monumental City Slicker' from storage to studio. Proper recognition must go out to John on this job... that sculpture is heavy.

Since we were pressed for time at Mana, Carole and I split off from John at the studio so he could handle the sculpture project. We went down to the second floor to view proofs at Gary Lichtenstein Editions.

Gary and his crew were hard at work when we arrived

Gary and his crew were hard at work when we arrived

These floral swim cap proofs were the prints being considered

These floral swim cap proofs were the prints being considered

After a brief and productive meeting at GLE, we headed back to check on John's progress. To Carole's great relief, he and a Mana employee had managed to get 'City Slicker' in a perfect position for the impending client viewing. 

We left Mana needing Advil and dinner. I thought to myself how hard Carole, John, and the entire Feuerman staff work incredibly hard day in and day out.  Saying our goodbyes on the PATH back to the City, I wished Carole well.  Another reunion has passed, and I'm already looking forward to the next one!